Get out the grill! This weekend, a number of Pittsburgh restaurants are offering grill kits, picnic spreads, and special take-out meals to help you celebrate the holiday.
Acorn: Acorn Backyard BBQ Kits are now available, which includes two or four sweet or hot house-made Italian sausages, Breadworks Sausage Rolls, a salad, artisan mustard and one choice of peppers. Order online.
Alta Via: Select a raw protein (Scottish Salmon, Boneless Half Chicken, Double Cut Pork Chop or Filet Mignon), plus three sides (Little Gem Salad, Rosemary Lemon Potato Salad, Radiatori Pesto Salad, Farro Salad or Baby Artichokes). A minimum of four portions is required to order. Call 412-408-3816 through Friday at 5:00 p.m. to order for pickup on Sunday and Monday.
Burgatory: Burger Party Kits are available now through Memorial Day, with four (uncooked) ground beef patties, four Mediterra Bakehouse potato buns, Angel Dust seasoning, White American Cheese, house sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato chips, Pork Belly Baked Beans or Napa Slaw, and a just-add-booze craft cocktail mix for $39.99. Order online, or call your local Burgatory.
Burgh’ers: Burgh’ers offers the perfect option for Memorial Day grilling with their Cook-At-Home Kits. Make your own kit by ordering raw protein (grass-fed beef, grilled chicken, or Impossible burgers), plus your favorite cheeses, sauces and toppings to go. They also offer a burger kit for two, which costs $15. Order online.
Casbah: Select a raw protein (Scottish Salmon, Boneless Half Chicken, Double Cut Pork Chop or Filet Mignon), plus three sides (Casbah Spreads, Watermelon Salad, Warm Lentil Salad, Mediterranean Roasted New Potato Salad, Corn Salad or Vegetable Platter to Grill). A minimum of four portions is required to order. Call 412-661-5656 through Friday at 5:00 p.m. to order for pickup on Sunday and Monday. They also have sangria to go.
Fogo de Chao: There are two take-home grill options available at Fogo de Chao, including The Full Churrasco Home Experience (ready-to-grill meats including Picanha, Fraldinha, chicken legs, lamb steak and Brazilian sausage), a grilling package for two, which includes two ready-to-grill steaks or entrees, plus salads, fresh vegetables for cooking, and Pao de Queijo. Order online.
The Independent: The Independent is offering hot dog grill kits, available with four all-beef franks or four house-made vegan carrot dogs, plus four house-made pretzel buns and a side of sriracha mayo, or burger grill kits, which includes four house-mixed burger patties, four house-made buns, a red onion, two Roma tomatoes and eight pieces of American cheese. Kits are $25 for hot dogs and $32 for burgers. Order online.
Larder of East End: Larder is back with a special Memorial Day Weekend menu for Saturday pickup. Pre-order a North Carolina-style BBQ Pork Kit, which contains BBQ, baked beans, collard greens, Bread & Butter pickles, pimento cheese and sea salt chocolate chip cookies. Each kit is $60 and serves four, and can be ordered online.
Mad Mex: Get your Mad Grillin’ Pack from Mad Mex, which comes with enough chicken, steak and vegetables for 24 tacos, which feeds about eight. It also comes with salad, chips and guacamole, and taco toppings for $85. Order online.
Mayfly Market: Order a BBQ package for $60 from this North Side market and deli, with six hot dogs and rolls, six hamburgers and rolls, two sides (Chipotle Macaroni Salad, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad), fresh condiments, and six chocolate chip and pretzel cookies. Order by Thursday at 4:00 p.m. by emailing email@example.com.
Muddy Waters Oyster Bar: Treat yourself to a Memorial Day crawfish boil from Muddy Waters. Each order includes one pound of crawfish, cooked in cajun seasoning and served with potatoes, sausage and corn. Available for pickup on Saturday and Sunday. Order online.
Penn Brewery: Penn Brewery’s Grab ‘n Grill kits are available for curbside pickup at Penn’s Northside location Friday through Sunday between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. They include 2 Penn Pilsner Bratwursts, 2 Spicy Kielbasa, 2 Apple Sage Vegan Sausages, house-made sauerkraut, grilled onions and peppers, German hot potato salad, six roasted corn cobettes, six pretzel buns and spicy mustard. Call 412-237-9400 x 120 to order.
Scratch F&B: Scratch now has a Rueben Sandwich Kit available, with house corned beef, house sauerkraut, house Thousand Island dressing, gruyere cheese and BreadWorks Bakery marble rye. They’re also now offering house-made ice cream. Order online.
Spirits & Tales: Burger Night for 2 is available for this weekend, which includes two 8 oz. burger patties, two Challah buns, cheddar cheese, butter lettuce, garlic aioli, grilled red onion, ketchup and bake-at-home matchstick fries. Order online.
Square Cafe + My Goodness Market: My Goodness Market in Regent Square and its sister restaurant Square Cafe are offering a number of different grill kits and picnic kits this weekend, plus Vegan Antipasti Kits, Charcuterie Kits, and a Jubilee Hill Top Burger Kit, with four burgers and all the fixings. They’re also offering a kit with Jubilee Hill Top Filet Tips, with meat, marinated broccoli, fingerling potatoes, marinated red onion and marinated zucchini. Regularly available grill kits included Grilled Crabcake Kits, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger Grill Kits, and Plant Burger Grill Kits. Order online.