Local restaurants offering holiday take-out meals on Christmas Eve
A lot of people are still thinking about their holiday plans because Christmas celebrations will likely be different this year, much like Thanksgiving. Local restaurants are once again offering a unique option for the 2020 vacation to make vacationing a bit easier for everyone in the event of a pandemic.
“People are home this year more than any other year in their lives,” said Jess Blodgett, head of the Brazilian Grill Carnival.
For those who are still stuck at home during the holidays, Carnaval Brazilian Grill has decided to offer take-out holiday meals this year.
“Thanksgiving was actually our very first effort to try and cook a family meal,” said Blodgett. “We sold out, had to stop taking reservations, did a lot of business and served well over 400 people just on take out.”
They’re already gearing up for a busy Christmas Eve, offering a great, ready-made family meal for the holidays.
“As soon as we posted the Christmas menu, we started getting orders right away,” said Blodgett.
“We have sold twice the number of Christmas orders that we thought we had at this point,” said Timothy Meagher, COO of Vanguard Hospitality.
Vanguard Hospitality’s four Sioux Falls restaurants have come together to create a take-out menu that will cover your entire vacation weekend,
“Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and Christmas dinner too,” Meagher said. “It makes you feel like you are taken care of, really the only job you have is heating something and throwing out the containers.”
Helping families celebrate the season, even when they are stuck at home.
“We can help people’s minds a bit so that there is not so much stress because it is a lot of stress for families during the holidays it is cooking, shopping, preparing, cooking. cooking then cleaning, so we eliminate 90 percent of that, ”Blodgett said.
Many local restaurants offer take out takeout on Christmas Eve, but if Thanksgiving was any indicator their orders fill up fast, so be sure to place your orders by the end of the week.