Let’s hatch a plan for the upcoming holiday weekend! Yes, this year, we can’t make an Easter brunch reservation or cook a large, home-cooked meal for extended family and friends. Yet food is one of a few pleasures still available in the lockdown and has taken on even more importance this holiday weekend. Don’t worry, be hoppy!Your celebration, if it isn’t too big, can still go on. If you don’t want to risk the grocery store or can’t find that ham at the market, several Irving restaurants (listed below) are offering Easter meals-to-go and specials that would be perfect to enjoy at home with your special some-bunnies.
A few tips for your egg-ceptionally unique celebration this year:
Dress the Part
Holidays are the perfect time to get out of our PJs and yoga pants – even when you’re staying at home. And families with littles may have already picked out their fancy outfits, so make sure it’s a good hare day!
Skip the Bunny
He’s not just some Easter Bunny that they used to know. The kids will see him next year.
Give Everyone a Seat at the Table
No matter how far away your loved ones are during the pandemic, consider sending them a delicious holiday spread and having them join you at the start of your family meal with a virtual prayer or a few words of gratitude.
Host a virtual Easter Egg Hunt
Want to host a virtual Easter Egg Hunt? Martha Stewart has the perfect idea on how to make that happen.
--All puns intended, none original
IRVING’S EASTER TAKEOUT GUIDE
Bunny cookies, honey ham, rack of lamb, and mimosas bars in the house
Eateries around Irving are pulling out all the stops to bring you a holiday meal that will make you forget you’re sheltering in place. While food availability and prices are uncertain, menu items below are subject to change, and some of our fav peeps haven’t finalized plans yet. Keep coming back to this post as we’ll be adding to it throughout the week. Remember, prices may not include taxes and gratuity. Know of other Irving restaurants and companies offering Easter and/or Passover to-go meals and dishes? Feel free to let us know by commenting below.
2824 N O’Conner Rd. | 469-594-7355
Popular newcomer Aunt Cissy’s serves up affordable homestyle cooking with a twist and will offer a customizable heat-and-eat Easter feast! Though the menu has not been finalized, we’re told that the options will include honey baked ham or roast beef and your choice of potatoes, veggies, bread, and dessert. You can adjust the menu for your food preferences or allergies. And if you act fast, Cissy’s owner, Crystal, is giving you the chance to weigh in on the menu on Facebook.
Also available at Aunt Cissy’s:
- Take-home kits with everything you need to prepare your own meal including seasonings.
- General store offering household essentials, hand sanitizer, non-perishables and more with curbside, delivery and contactless delivery options.
- Order by Date: April 9
- Pick-up dates: April 11 and April 12 before noon
- Delivery: available
2705 N. Beltline Rd | 972-594-6014
Boston Market has reheat-ready meals for groups of all sizes this Easter. Individual meals cost $13.99, and the Easter Feast for three costs $39.99. Selections include a la carte options and buffet-style dinners. You can build a meal that includes one or the other, or both. There are a variety of combinations and variations, with options made for 10 available for $119.99, or the more realistic four to six-person platters which retail for $69.99 or $84.99.
- Pre-order date: April 9
- Pick-up dates: April 10-12
- Delivery: available
7701 N. MacArthur Blvd. | 972-506-3000
Feast on a sliced ham with Jezebel, sweet horseradish sauce ($10 / lb. OR $65 for 7 lb. whole ham); roasted rack of lamb with rosemary and thyme ($30/rack – 1 lb. approximate OR $135 for 5); or a bone-in ribeye roast, with garlic salted crust ($85 for 5 lb. roast). Indulge in traditional Easter sides or non-traditional side dishes offered a la carte for $9. Serve it up with melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls or fresh-baked Italian bread and some cobbler, bread pudding, and homemade ice cream.
- Order by date: April 9 by 5 pm
- Pick-up dates:
- Cold – April 11 and 12
- Hot - April 12 (10:30 am to 1 p.m.)
- Delivery: available
857 W. John Carpenter Freeway | 972-506-7262
This Las Colinas favorite is featuring three options that feed up to six people: roasted tenderloin ($250), smoked turkey breast ($150) and glazed Texas maple baked ham ($140). Sides include jalapeño sausage gravy, sweet potato casserole with Texas pecans, cornbread muffins, garden salad with roasted chalet vinaigrette, bread pudding and a bottle of prosecco. Easter-themed macaroons and cupcakes are $25 each. An Easter cookie decorating kit is $25. Additional mains can be added for $40-$150. at the restaurant.
- Order by date: April 8
- Pick-up dates: Curbside April 11 or 12
- Delivery: available April 11 only ($25)
4020 N. MacArthur Blvd. #100 | 972-650-9001
Favorite restaurateur Fran Mathers won’t let you down during this upcoming holiday weekend. Her team at Via Real is busy planning an Easter Feast To-Go Bundle packed for two ($90)! It features a gourmet Surf and Turf with Salmon and Ribeye along with delicious appetizers, sides and chocolate cake! Drink kits include Micheladas and Mimosas ($20 each).
- Order by Date: April 10
- Pick Up: April 11 between 5 and 9 p.m.
- No Delivery
7707 N. MacArthur Blvd. | 469-941-2253
This well-known brunch spot will stick to its #QuarantineSurvivalKit format that Whiskey Cake fans have been gobbling up at home! For $45, the Easter Brunch kit includes one pound of prepared Syracuse sausage, pancake mix, blueberry compote, goat cheese, Brazos Valley Cheese, Sourdough, plus the essential milk, butter, and eggs. The Easter Dinner Kit also includes the essentials, prepared items – a dozen deviled eggs, a five-pound Duroc ham, mac-n-cheese, dinner rolls, and whiskey cake slices. That leaves only asparagus and sweet potatoes for the home chef to prepare whilst enjoying a Bloody Mary or Mimosa (kits $15 - $36)!
- Order by date: Starts at 10 am April 6 through April 10.
- Pick up: Friday, April 10, 10 am to 6 pm
- No Delivery
5240 N O’Connor Blvd | 214-496-0590
Water Street favorite Hugo’s Invitados is featuring a smorgasbord of options for Easter-to-go! Their brunch includes free-range whole rotisserie chicken or rosewood wagyu ranch flap sirloins (or both for four), shrimp bisque or spring salad, decadent sides and healthy, but delicious, desserts. A feast for Two ($70) or Feast for Four ($100) Margaritas and Mimosa Quarts are also available. ($18 - $35)
- Order by Date: Friday at noon
- Pick-up: Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm
- Delivery: Favor (No alcohol)
"That's all yolks."