These 13 local restaurants are offering take-home meals for Christmas 2021

click to enlarge These 13 local restaurants are offering take-home meals for Christmas 2021
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For many of us, ordering takeout from favorite restaurants has become the norm as venues ramped up to-go and delivery services over the past year. Now as December's holidays quickly approach, here's an ongoing list of places advertising the availability of a festive takeout meal. Make sure to check with each restaurant to ensure you get your order in before cutoffs, as many are closing orders starting this weekend.

Beacon Hill Catering & Events
You’d expect a catering company to give you options, but Beacon Hill is over the top with them for the holidays. For a group of four, order from the Beacon At Home menu: ham, a gourmet potato au gratin, salad and rolls ($75). Expecting a huge crowd or looking for a way to say thanks to your (smallish) staff? Order the Festive Family Meal package ($65 each, 12-person order minimum), and choose from among three menus that each include dessert, rolls, mixed greens, a meat protein and side dish. Beacon Hill even delivers! Add wine, more desserts, and even a keepsake, hand-printed card (aw!). Details at beaconhillevents.com or call 509-482-3556.

Clinkerdagger
You’ve made it to the end of the year, which calls for an extra-special meal for six: herb-crusted prime rib, creamed kale, mashed golden potatoes and a tasty baguette ($220). Available for delivery, pickup or, if you change your mind, and would rather dine-in. Check out the complete Christmas dinner menu online. Details at clinkerdagger.com/promotions.php or call 509-328-5965.

De Leon Foods
Tamaladas, or tamale-making get-togethers, are a tradition in many families, who join forces to prepare, fill and wrap these savory bundles of goodness. Order yours at De Leon’s North Spokane store (509-483-3033), Valley store (509-926-5009) or online, and choose from chicken or pork ($27/dozen), or beef or cheese with hatch chilies ($30/dozen). Looking for some sides with that? De Leon’s offer tamales as one of the four options in its family takeout special, which also includes rice and beans ($39). Details at deleonfoods.net.

Eat Good Group
Pick up an unconventional Heat & Eat Meal ($125; feeds four to six) at any of the following three locations: Yards Bruncheon, Eat Good Café or Honey Eatery and Social Club. The meal, which can also be ordered a la carte, includes Peking-style pork, Korean honey butter-glazed broccolini, fried rice, roasted winter squash, a chopped salad with a miso sesame vinaigrette and Brioche rolls. Details at eatgoodgroup.com/heat-and-eat.com or call 208-456-3456.

Highlands Golf Course
Chef Molly Patrick is cooking up a feast for four at the Highlands with four options: turkey ($85), ham ($100), lamb ($125) or New York strip steak ($180). Each dinner includes salad and four sides, like orange-glazed carrots and roasted butternut squash, plus salad and dinner rolls. Several desserts are available to add on. Details at facebook.com/TheHighlandsGC or call 208-773-3673.

Izzy’s Comfort Kitchen
Gluten-free for the holidays? No problem. Cranberry-glazed pork, scalloped potatoes, green beans with mushroom, turkey stuffing, sweet potato casserole and butter rolls are all gluten-free at Izzy’s ($175, feeds four to six). Gluten-free add-ons include charcuterie ($75) and apple crumb cake ($25), or opt for the morning pack, with mimosas for two, hot cocoa for the kids and chocolate-covered carrots… for the reindeers. Details at facebook.com/izzyscomfortkitchen or call 208-930-0930.

Longhorn Barbecue
Make it a country Christmas with Longhorn's classic Texas-style ribs, chicken and sausage, plus barbecue beans a side salad and corn bread to feed four to five people ($68). Details facebook.com/LonghornBarbecue or call Airway Heights (509-838-8372) or Spokane Valley (509-924-9600).

Pack River Store
Out with the (Thanksgiving) turkey and in with the ham at Sandpoint's Pack River Store. Pre-order a take-and-bake meal for four with house-cured ham, cheesy mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, green bean casserole and a decadent chocolate cake with whipped cream, salted caramel and candied walnuts ($100, or $28/person). Looking for appetizers or desserts? Pack River has you covered there, too, with munchables like baked Brie with blueberry preserves ($22) or a cookie platter ($8). Details at facebook.com/PackRiverStore or call 208-263-2409.

Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub
Classic glazed ham is the featured entrée of Shawn O’Donnell’s holiday package ($100, feeds five to six). Sides include au gratin mashed potatoes, broccolini with bacon, a cranberry stuffing, a variation on the restaurant's emerald salad and soda bread. Add pumpkin pie or bread pudding for just $20 extra. Details at shawnodonnells.com/christmas2021 or call 509-326-7251.

SmokeRidge BBQ

Continuing with the barbecue theme, Spokane Valley’s SmokeRidge has several smokin’ meat feasts to choose from. The “grand” ham feast ($159) features 9 to 11 pounds of savory ham, mashed potatoes and gravy and two sides, or do a similar turkey feast ($89). SmokeRidge has lots of add-ons, from dessert to sides, as well as party platters for pre-feast feasting. Details at facebook.com/smokeridgebarbecue or call 509-710-3426.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Like it did for Thanksgiving, the Resort is doing dinner in style for pickup or local delivery ($30-$40 delivery up-charge). Choose from two entree options: roasted turkey with sausage-mushroom stuffing ($400, feeds 14) prime rib ($616, feeds 10; $870 feeds 24), and you can add smoked ham ($121, feeds 20) or salmon ($250, feeds 14) to either entree. All meals include four types of appetizers, choice of soup, salad, roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes and Beverly’s famous orange rolls, plus dessert. Details at cdaresort.com/play/events/christmas_events or call 800-365-8338.

TT’s Old Iron Brewery
Just add your own side dishes and let TT’s take care of the meat, including cooked whole ham ($100, feeds 10-12); turkey breast ($60, feeds 6-8); barbecued brisket ($175, feeds 10-12). Details at ttsbrewerybbq.com/shop/24 or call 509-919-4798.

Vieux Carré NOLA Kitchen
Pre-order a Christmas dinner for two or four people ($70/$130) to bring a little N’Awlins flavor home for the holidays. Start with jalapeno cranberry Brie en croute, followed by Cajun-style beef bourguignon, white bean and potato au gratin, maple-glazed carrots, scratch-made bread, and an apple pie with caramel mascarpone for dessert. These are available ala carte, too. Details at vieuxcarrespokane.com/store or call 509-495-1400.

[Correction: The information for Coeur d'Alene Resort's meal options has been updated since this was originally published.]

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Carrie Scozzaro spent nearly half of her career serving public education in various roles, and the other half in creative work: visual art, marketing communications, graphic design, and freelance writing, including for publications throughout Idaho, Washington, and Montana.