New Years: Takeout Edition
Updated: Dec 30, 2020
It's been quite a year. We've seen less of each other, haven't visited our favorite restaurants and bars, and have spent more time in our houses than we would've liked to. I know that for the past few months, I've felt rather uninspired (Hence the lack of blog posts since November. I'm sorry for that). Between the rising cases and the colder weather, going out and enjoying the food I love to enjoy has been getting harder. But I'm not going to let this crummy year get the better of me and I'm gonna go out with a bang. I'm gonna enjoy some of the best New Years to-go offerings that this city has to offer, and frankly, so should you! While we can't get together and party like it's not 2020, we can still support our favorite local restaurants and eat good food with those closest to us. Here's a list of everyone offering delicious takeout deals for the eve of the 1st.
Bao Bao Dumpling House
NYE Dumplings of the World, $33.88 per person
Bao Bao Dumpling House is offering 4-course set menus. Your options include: 2 cold items, 8 types of dumplings, a hot vegetable dish, rice, and a dessert. Visit the website to learn more.
NYE Kit, $99
Cocktail MARY is offering a NYE drink kit which will include:
Anton Ohlig Brut Rose
Cantina del Pioppa Lambrusco di Modena
Famille St. Laurent Saint-Pourçain
Quinto Do Infantado White Port
Maple Old Fashioned
Bellini for two
Crispy Gai is offering a NYE special consisting of a pound of chicken nuggets, 2-4.4 oz. of caviar, white soy / yuzu sabayon, and a 750 ml bottle of Miller High Life.
Duckfat Friteshack at Oxbow Brewing will be offering a New Year's Eve takeout menu. This will include:
Duck egg rolls, $9 for two
Smoked and fried chicken wings, $12
Napa cabbage slaw, $7
Hot and sour soup, $8
Char siu boneless pork spare ribs, $15
Smoked tofu and sesame noodles, $14
Beef and broccoli, $16
Fried rice, $10
Side of rice, $3
Pre-orders are online now through 12/31.
Evo at Home New Years Eve Dinner, $130 per person
Evo is offering a 5-course takeout tasting menu in collaboration between Chef Matt Ginn of Evo and Chef Colin Wyatt. The meal for two includes:
Caviar / Mini Pita Taramasalata / Everything Crumble / House Pickle
Maine Root Vegetable / Winter Citrus / Local Maine Scallops
Black Truffle Lobster Lasagna
Braised Short Rib / Delicata Squash
Highroller Lobster Co.
Highroller Lobster Co. will be featuring an a la carte menu in collaboration with Sun Oriental Market. Menu items include:
Hunt and Alpine
Hunt and Alpine is offering a 'party starter kit' which will include: four cocktail bottles (two servings each), nuts, olives, and pickles. The cocktail list consists of the House Old Fashioned, Violette, Price Above Rubies, and Egg Nog. Each kit contains 8 servings.
Isa will be doing takeout on NYE with a special menu available. Pickup times on NYE will be scheduled every 15 minutes between 3PM-8PM.
Izakaya Minato will be offering an omakase meal for 2 at $80. This includes 4 courses and a total of 8 dishes.
Judy Gibson is rolling out their own NYE meal kit which will feed 2-4 people. This $60 deal includes:
Chicken liver pate
Chile-sour cream popcorn
Mixed pickles and olives
Bottle of bubbles
There's only a limited number available for pickup. Call (207) 808-8649 to place your pickup order.
NYE Burger Box, $60
Little Giant is preparing a special meal box for NYE featuring four of their burgers and a side of fries. You can also add bubbles, wine, or other cocktails to your order. Orders can be made NYE starting at 4PM.
Luke's Lobster is offering an indulgent, bountiful tower for two filled with local seafood. The tower includes: lobster tails, Jonah Crab claws, unshucked ousters, scallops, and North Atlantic shrimp. The tower comes with instructions on how to build it. Deadline to order is 12/28 for a December 31st pickup.
Maine St. Steak & Oyster
Maine St. Steak & Oyster will be offering special 4-course NYE dinners both for dine-in and for carryout.
Other Side DINER
Other Side Diner will be offering a prime rib dinner for 2 which will include: bone marrow au jus, potato gratin, asparagus with lemon beurre blanc, and butterscotch pudding. Pickup is from 1PM-3PM on December 31st.
Owl and Elm Pub
Owl and Elm will not only have specials available for NYE, but will be offering two different packages for New Year's Day: New Year's Brunch and the New Year's Day Lounger. Pickup for the Brunch is on New Year's Eve between 8PM-10PM and pickup for the Lounger is on New Year's Day between 11AM-1PM.
New Years Eve 4-Course Dinner, $75 for 4 courses + additional $25 for wine pairings
Petite Jacqueline will be offering a four course meal with the option for additional wine pairings for either dine-in or takeout. Dine-in is reservation only.
NYE Cocktail Kits, $20-$24
Roundturn Distilling has put together some easy DIY cocktail kits available for takeout on NYE. Each 8 oz. bottle includes gin, juice, & syrup come premixed and you add the bubbles of your choice. It also includes bitters-soaked sugar cubes. The kit options include: the Classic French 75, Berry 75, and Italian 75. Preorder for pickup is now open or you can buy directly from their shop.
Sur Lie will be offering a takeout dinner for two with the option to add cocktails, a wine pairing or bottle of champagne. Orders are due by 12/28 and pickup is on December 31st. The menu includes:
Oysters Rockefeller - parsley garlic butter, herbed breadcrumbs
Radicchio salad - endive, pomegranate, Jasper Hill Farm cheddar, anchovy vinaigrette
Roasted mushrooms - grilled naan, whipped goat cheese, hot honey, truffle
Braised North Star Farm lamb - pappardelle, kale, lamb jus, salsa verde, cured egg yolk
Pot de creme - maple, smoked sea salt
Terlingua will be offering a special NYE prepared barbecue board with sides and a bottle of bubbly. Pickup is between 3PM and 6PM on December 31st. The meal includes:
Beef Short Ribs
Stuffed Cavendish Quail
Winter Hill Farm Pork Sausage
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
BBQ Pork Belly
Classic Hoppin' John
Blacked Eyed Peas
Smoked Winter Hill Farm Ham
Rice - GF/DF
Pork Belly GF/DF
Perlage "Canah" Prosecco
Superiore DOCG Valdobbiadene, Italy 100% Glera Certified Organic
The Honey Paw
NYE Dim Sum for Two, $55
The Honey Paw will be offering a dim sum platter withy six different dishes for 2 available on NYE for takeout. Pickup will be from 11AM-9PM on NYE.
New Year's Eve Dinner, $60 per person
Tipo is offering a New Years Eve dinner to-go which will include your choice of one of two appetizers, one of two and a dessert. Ordering ends tonight for a pickup on December 31st between 3PM and 6PM.
Top of the East
For $60, Top of the East will be offering a Celebration Box of appetizers and party favors for two. For an additional $30 you can add a bottle of champagne. Orders can be made up until December 30th at 10AM.
Wine Wise is teaming up with Chaval to bring you a New Year's Day brunch to chase away that NYE hangover with delicious food and some hair of the dog. The New Year's Day brunch will include:
2019 Cantina Terlan, “Winkel”, Sauvignon Blanc, Alto Adige-Sud Tyrol, Italy
2019 Jean-Marc Burgaud, “Les Charmes”, Morgon, Beaujolais, France
2 Servings of Quiche made with Smoked Local Bacon, Gruyere, Onion, and Herbs
2 Buttermilk Sea Salt English Muffins
3 oz Brown Trading Company Smoked Salmon
Pickled Red Onions and Capers
Whipped “Everything” Cream Cheese
Simple Greens Salad with Vinaigrette
8 oz Bottle Natalie’s Fresh Orange Juice
There are only 10 brunches available and they must be placed by December 30th or before they run out.
Let's say goodbye to this nightmare called 2020 and ring in the New Year with some of the best food Portland has to offer!