This Memorial Day Weekend 2020 might feel a little different in Washington DC, but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating a great long weekend ahead. Below are a few top choices from our DC area restaurants offering some great take-home meal kits, picnic baskets, and other must-have staples for your quarantined barbecue or Zoom-hosted get-together.
Convivial is Shaw neighborhood’s favorite French restaurant and is offering a $45 picnic for two. A few highlights are the ratatouille salad, rotisserie chicken on a Pullman loaf, and chocolate mousse. Don’t forget the bubbles like a bottle of Chateau de Campuget Rosé for $30. You can see the full menu and order on their website.
Muchas Gracias pop-up more mercandito in Chevy Chase is offering a family taco night for $65. You get the taco fixings, rice and beans, chips and salsa, a side of nuts and grasshoppers for snacking, and tres leches cake. You can order for pick up or take out at their website.
Thip Khao is one of the first full-service Lao restaurants in Washington DC. There are some great to-go orders like two-course dinners, four-course dinners that are available on Tock.
RASA, the fast-casual Indian eatery near Nationals Park in the Navy Yard, is offering a party pack for two for $45. You get two bowls, samosas, two beers, naan, and cookies. You can order online, or delivery from ToastTab, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Caviar, and Postmates.
The Salt Line, also located near Nats Stadium, has returned for pick-up and delivery. They are offering fresh catch plates. There are also fresh oysters that you can shuck at home that come with seasonal mayo and cocktail sauce for $24. Or grab a TSL Happy Meal with a crispy fish sandwich, New England smash burger, or a lobster roll. A sandwich, chips, and a Whoopie pie is available for $21. They also offer beach cocktails for two like the fish house punch or a frozen Del’s Shandy. Their full menu is available on their website.
Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan is offering a Memorial Day picnic basket for $90. Menu highlights include grilled marinated eggplant, wild boar salami, rustic bread, and roasted chicken salad. You can order online.
Xiquet DL, Wisconsin Avenue’s fine dining, inspired by Valencia Spain, is offering two holiday picnic baskets, including Tempranillo wine, cheese, Iberico lomo, mussels, and more. Their full menu is available on their website.
HalfSmoke in the Shaw neighborhood is offering beer and Brats. With your Bratwurst order, you get a complimentary 16-ounce draft with any sausage purchase. They have seven signature sausages and toppings like beer cheese, bacon, veggie chili, mustard slaw, spiced eggplant, sauces, and more. The full menu is available through various food delivery apps listed on their website.
Shilling Canning Company, located in The Yards of Southeast Washington DC, is offering a family-style menu with blue crab, crispy onion rings, and can local beers available by the six-pack. The full menu is available on their website.
Stable, located on H Street Northeast, has brought back their fan-favorite the Schnapsicle for carry-out and delivery. Each Schnapsicle (apricot, raspberry, and pear flavors) are seven dollars each, or you can get the spritz combo for $62 with six Schnapsicles plus a bottle of rose or sparkling wine. The full menu is available on their website. Don’t forget to add their Swiss-style yeast doughnuts or a homemade pretzel.
Bidwell in Union Market has returned. They have opened a Union Market Backyard BBQ Drive-Thru and Chef Mooney’s smoker will be fired up! Order your smoked half-chicken meal via pre-pay on the Bidwell website. Pick-up at the Bidwell window, corner of 5th St NE & Neal Pl NE. May 23-24 only. They also have wood-fired pizzas.
Stellina Pizzeria has online ordering where you can order a Box of Happiness with three types of homemade pasta, sauce, cannoli kits, and you even get a bottle of hand sanitizer. They are also offering lasagna for two, butcher boxes with grass-fed beef, duck breast, and more. They even have Italian sushi. Don’t forget the wine and tiramisu. Start your order on their website.
Potomac Distilling Company and Tiki TNT at The Wharf is now offering coconut rum. You can pick up a bottle at Ace Beverages or Potomac Wines available on their respective websites. Also, Todd Thrasher is hosting an Instagram Live event on Esquire Magazine’s @esquire account on Friday, May 29, at 5 pm EST.