Keepin’ Patio Season Alive: Eat & Drink Outside With These Lettuce Restaurants
Shelter-in-place: meet sunshine-in-place! Eating and drinking outside with friends and family is one of life’s little luxuries and as May weather starts to warm up, we wanted to bring the restaurants’ outdoor dining experience to your balcony, backyard, porch, or room near a window. Since we aren’t able to have you on our restaurant’s patios right now, here are ways we can help you to enjoy your time on yours.
The smell of barbecue paired with the crisp Springtime air… doesn’t get much better than that! From grilling kits to family meal feasts, here’s how to take your backyard BBQ up a notch.
Seaside’s To Go has a family meal for four that brings the flavors of the Jersey Shore to your backyard. Feast on chicken and ribs, mac & cheese and roasted broccoli, and cap it off with ice cream. Call 773-248-1749 or order Seaside’s online for delivery.
L. Woods family meals feed four people and features BBQ favorites that change weekly like Salisbury Steak and BBQ Turkey Meatloaf. In addition to the family meals, L. Woods is now offering a Burger Kit complete with four patties, buns, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, housemade seasoning blend and tips to makeing the best burger from the chef. Call 847-677-3350 and arrange a time for pick-up or place an order for the family meal at L. Woods online.
Looking to DIY? RPM Steak Grilling Package comes with everything you need to make an impressive steak dinner at home including their best-selling steaks, asparagus, shallot butter, branded steak salt, and more. Call 312-284-4990 to purchase or order RPM Steak’s Grilling Package online.
Bub City in Chicago offers family meal starring some of the best smoked meats and sides in the city. Available for pickup or delivery, these meals can be called in at 312-610-4200 or order Bub City online.
Quality Crab & Oyster Bah is offering King Crab Grill Kits. These kits include 4 lbs. of Alaskan King Crab, Idaho baked potatoes, fresh whole ears of sweet corn, locally made Andouille sausage, fresh garden salad and Homer’s peppermint ice cream. Kits are available throughout the month of May. Order for carryout or delivery by calling 773-248-3000 or place your order for Quality Crab & Oyster Bah’s King Crab Grill Kit online.
Nothing says backyard BBQ more than a homemade burger on the grill. Summer House Santa Monicais making it easier than ever with the new Build-Your-Own-Burger Kit. This kit includes 4 raw all-natural beef patties, housemade seasoning, cheddar cheese, hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and dijonaise. Grilling instructions are included! To order your Build-Your-Own Burger Kit from Summer House in Chicago, click here or call 773-634-4100. To order your burger kit from Summer House North Bethesda, click here or call 301-881-2381.
Wildfire is now selling Filet Kits which 4 filet mignons, 4 parmesan crusts, a bottle of Wildfire backyard marinade, redskin mashed potatoes, balsamic roasted vegetables, homemade cornbread and key lime pie. Cooking instructions included. Call to the Wildfire nearest you to place your order.
What if we told you we could make you feel as if you’ve escaped to a Mediterranean oasis without leaving home?
Enter Aba’s Dinner For Two! Enjoy a four-course mezze meal featuring Aba’s Mediterannean-style dishes with the option to add on a wine pairing for $20. Orders must be placed by 2:00 PM the same day, and pick-up is at Aba. Check out Aba’s meal packages and order online.
Now take a trip to the Italian countryside with RPM Italian Chicago’s Picnic At Home: Complete with Homemade Ricotta, Prime Beef Meatballs, a Crispy Roasted Chicken, Spicy Broccolini, and a Chocolate Budino for dessert. Set up your Italian-inspired picnic meal for two on your favorite blanket and voila! Order from RPM Italian in Chicago online.
Happy Hour on the Patio
A refreshing drink on your balcony is a great way to end the day. These cocktail kits will help you to mix up your favorite libations like a professional bartender.
We’re declaring the spritz as the official drink of patio season. Several of our restuarants are offering refreshing spritz kits including il Porcellino! Order up il Porcellino’s Aperol Spritz Kit online or call 312-595-0800.
Pizzeria Portofino is offering three different Spritz Kits including the Venetian Spritz Kit – Aperol, Giuliana Prosecco, Soda, Orange Wheels; Amalfi Spritz Kit – Limoncello, Giuliana Prosecco, Pinot Grigio or the Portofino Spritz Kit – Campari, Giuliana Prosecco, Grapefruit Juice, Soda, Grapefruit Wheels. Enjoy a pizza and a spritz on your deck today, order from Pizzeria Portofino.
Summer House Santa Monica in Chicago and North Bethesda are offering lots of creative cocktail kits to choose from, we’re loving the new and refreshing Don’t Get On a Greyhound kit complete with fresh grapefruit juice and vodka. Order your cocktail kit from Summer House in Chicago online or call 773-634-4100. To order from Summer House in North Bethesda online click here or call 301-881-2381.
Summer House Santa Monica in Chicago is also serving up a large format cocktail kit the Patio Punch, which includes Bluecoat Gin, fresh fruit mix, Giuliana Prosecco, a punch bowl, plus lemon and lime slices. Call 773-634-4100 or order the Patio Punch Party online.
Another favorite for outdoor drinking? The Moscow Mule. Order the Mega Moscow Mule Kit from Bub City which comes with Basic Vodka or 1972 Small Batch Bourbon, Gosling’s ginger beer and fresh lime juice. Add on a Bub City logo’d mega copper mug to complete the experience. Order your Bub City mule kit online. As the temperature heats up, there’s nothing more refreshing than a frozen margarita! Introducing Bub City’s frozen margarita party pack that comes with four different frozen pouches of flavors plus tequila. Order your Bub City frozen margarita party pack online.
We’ve got the perfect Happy Hour all rolled into one. Introducing RPM Italian’s Aperitivo available in D.C. only. This experience serves two and comes with 600-Day Prosciutto, Imported Burrata, Fried Olives, Fried Mozzarella, and of course, a pint of RPM Negroni. Call 202-204-4480 or order RPM Italian’s Aperitivo Hour in D.C. online.
Do you know what makes every Happy Hour better? Guac! Tallboy Taco is not only offering margarita and taco kits, but you can now order their Build-Your-Own Guacamole Kit, which lets you customize your guac with a variety of toppings from pickled onion to charred corn. Of course it comes with tortilla chips too (we’re not crazy!). Order yours today by by calling 312-488-4917 or order Tallboy Taco online.
From Our Wine Cellar to Your Porch
If you’re looking for a new wine to sip on while hanging outside, we’ve got some exciting news. Some of our restaurants are opening up their wine cellars and offering some of their most exclusive and rare bottles for you to take home.
Bar Ramone’s 6-Pack of wines are the perfect way to explore a variety of high-quality vino. Choose from Spanish wines-only, Light Whites or Savory Reds. These 6-packs can be purchased by calling 312-985-6909 or order from Bar Ramone online.
For special occasion sipping, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Chicago and D.C. are selling exclusive, handpicked bottles by their sommelier for carryout only. Check out the menu for Joe’s in Chicago here and to order call 312-379-5637. To view the menu for Joe’s in D.C. click here and to order call 202-489-0140.
Perhaps French wines tickle your fancy. Mon Ami Gabi’s across the country have numerous opportunities to get your hands on some delicious wine at a fraction of the cost. Try new boutique French wines from Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda by calling 301-654-1234, Mon Ami Gabi Reston by calling 703-707-0233, Mon Ami Gabi in Chicago by calling 773-348-8886 and Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Book call 630-472-1900 to order. Go ahead and stock up on rosé, crisp whites and more to feed your outdoor sipping needs. To check out the wine list at the Mon Ami location nearest you, click here.
After the kids go to sleep, how about a little night cap and dessert on your patio?
We can’t wait to have you on our restaurant patios again soon, but for now, we hope you can take a piece of the restaurant experience home with you and enjoy the fresh air!