This Memorial Day there’s no need to overheat the kitchen or stress out over food. Instead pour a drink, take another bit and enjoy times with your family.
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Celestino Ristorante, Pasadena’s mainstay for fans of authentic Italian cuisine is celebrating Memorial Day as Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago has just Reopened Celestino Ristorante and he is introducing his New Summer Takeout Menu, Family Packages, Special Chef Menu, Delectable Italian Wines & Open Bar To-Go Featuring Aperitifs, Digestives, Cocktails, Spirits, Grappa, Limoncello, and much more!
New Summer Takeout Menu
Celestino Ristorante’s New Summer Takeout Menu features a signature selection of favorite Italian Soups, Salads, Appetizers, Traditional Italian Pastas & Risottos, Meats and Desserts perfect for the entire family to enjoy.
Memorial Day Celestino Family Package
Celestino Ristorante will also be offering a special Memorial Day Celestino Family Package for Four ($90) that will include A Family Style Salad, Choice of Pasta or Fish, special Side, and Dessert. For food lovers that want something special this Memorial Day, Chef Calogero and his kitchen team can also create a one-of-a-kind Celestino Special Chef Menu for two or more guests ($38 per person) which features a specially curated Salad, Pasta or Risotto, Special Fish Dish, Special Meat Dish, and Dessert, so guests can ask the Host about this when they call the restaurant.
To ensure that guests have a perfectly proper Italian experience when ordering from Celestino Ristorante, this Memorial Day, Calogero Drago is also offering a sublime selection of Daily Special Italian Wines including a Red, White, and Sparkling Wine. And, for those who prefer something a little stronger, Celestino Ristorante steps it up a notch by offering their Open Bar To-Go which offers Daily Aperitifs, Digestives, Spirits, Grappa, Limoncello, and Celestino Cocktails To-Go to perfectly complement a beautiful Memorial Day celebration at home!
Celestino Ristorante is open for Takeout and Curbside Pickup every Monday through Sunday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; For more information or to order directly, please call Celestino Ristorante at 626.795.4006, and to view the new Celestino Ristorante Takeout Menu, please visit www.CelestinoPasadena.com; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.795.4006; www.CelestinoPasadena.com
(Anaheim Packing House & Long Beach Exchange):
Make this Memorial Day Weekend one to remember as Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House and Long Beach Exchange are each featuring their “Soul-Delicious” Memorial Day Family Packs all weekend and on Monday – for Takeout, Delivery and Curbside Pickup!
Georgia’s Restaurant is featuring a Fried Chicken Bucket ($20) served with 8 Pieces of Fried Chicken with 2 Large Soulful Sides, and 6 Pieces of Nana’s Famous Cornbread; a Feast for 2 ($35) which includes 2 Entrees with a choice of two of the following – Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Smothered Pork Chops, Pulled Pork or Hot Links, 4 Soulful Sides, 1 House Salad, and 4 Pieces of Nana’s Famous Cornbread, the Family Feast Special (Feeds up to 4 – $50) offering 8 Pieces of Georgia’s Signature Fried Chicken, 6 Pieces of Fried Catfish, 4 Large Soulful Sides, 1 House Salad with a Romaine mix, and 6 Pieces of Nana’s Famous Cornbread, and Family Size Jambalaya Special (Feeds up to 5 – $35) featuring a ½ Pan of Gretchen’s Jambalaya served with Garlic Rice. Guests can also opt for the Create Your Own Feast Special (Feeds up to 10 – $125), or the entire family can enjoy a Super Family Bundle Special (Feeds up to 10 – $155) and includes 3 Full Racks of St. Louis Ribs, 12 Pieces of Georgia’s Signature Fried Chicken, 1 Pound Pulled Pork, 4 Hot Links, 1 Large House Salad, 4 Large Soulful Sides, and 12 Pieces of Gretchen’s Cornbread!
If guests prefer to order from Georgia’s Restaurant Signature Menu, they will not be disappointed with Georgia’s full selection of Small Bites, Salads, Bowls, Sandwiches, Po’ Boys, Plate-Ups, Specialties, My Way offerings, Soulful Sides, and Desserts. Guests can never go wrong with the Nana Gretchen’s Jambalaya, cooked to order with shrimp, Andouille sausage and chicken over rice or pasta, along with a tasty Soulful Side such as the Collard Greens, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, and Nana Gretchen’s Famous Cornbread served with house-made honey butter, and her fresh Peach Cobbler for a perfectly memorable finish.
Georgia’s Restaurant will also be offering their made-to-order Hurricanes and Georgia’s Peach Sangria (2 for $15 – Mix & Match), Mimosas ($5) and Bloody Marys ($9) served in Mason Jars, along with Wine and Beer to step-up the Memorial Day celebration. Wines by the Bottle feature two White Wines including the Prophecy Pinot Grigio ($18) and the Athena Chardonnay ($21). Red Wines by the Bottle include the Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon ($21) and the Rabble Red Blend ($24). Beer is also now offered including LC Tangerine ($3.50), Scrimshaw ($3.50), LC IPA ($3.50), LC Great White ($3.50) or the LC Hazy IPA ($3.50).
Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange will be offering Takeout, Delivery and Curbside Pickup Tuesday through Thursday, and Sunday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, every Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, and from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2020; To Pre-order for Memorial Day, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange directly at 562.420.5637; 4101 McGowen Street, Suite 115, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637; www.Georgias-Restaurant.com
Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House offers Takeout, Delivery and Curbside Pickup Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm, every Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, and from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2020; To Pre-order for Memorial Day, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House directly at 714.906.1900. 440 South Anaheim Boulevard #209A, Anaheim, CA 92805; 714.906.1900; www.Georgias-Restaurant.com
Photos: Beer, Sides, Wines, Cornbread, Fried Chicken, Gretchen’s Jambalaya, Hurricane, Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Georgia’s Restaurant
This Memorial Day there is no better way to celebrate than with Gus’s Barbecue in South Pasadena!
Gus’s Barbecue will be offering their incredible BBQ Takeout Menu all weekend long for the entire family to enjoy – featuring their Appetizers, Gus’s Combo’s, Southern Fried Chicken, Burgers, Sandwiches, Gus’s Real Pit BBQ offerings which include Memphis Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Brick Chicken, Texas Beef Brisket, St. Louis Spare Ribs, Peppercorn Crusted Tri-Tip, Smoked Sausage and the Carolina Style Pulled Pork, each seasoned overnight and then smoked low and slow for up to fourteen hours over whole pecan logs in order to create Gus’s signature smoke flavor, Signature Sides, Greens, Kid’s Menu (10 & Under), and Drinks | Shakes | Malts.
Definitely, do not forget to order Gus’s Barbecue’s Cast Iron Cornbread served with jalapeño jelly and honey butter, Gus’s Deviled Eggs with crispy smoked ham and sweet chipotle seasoning, BBQ Baked Beans or their Braised Southern Greens to kick-off the party!
Bevies are a must for any Memorial Day BBQ and Gus’s Barbecue has everything and more – featuring Gus’s Bloody Mary Kit (Four Servings for $25) including a Bottle of Seagram’s Vodka, Gus’s Bloody Mary Mix, Chipotle Salt, Pickled Okra, and Lemon Wedges. For additional offerings, Gus’s Barbecue is also now introducing Gus’s Bottle Barn featuring Top Shelf Spirits, Wine, Beer Bundles (6 Pack or 12 Pack), Growlers (32 oz. / $18), Southern Sangria, and Bottled Cocktails including the Gus’s Old Fashioned (8 oz. / 16 oz.), Manhattan (8 oz. / 16 oz.), a Negroni (8 oz.).
Gus’s Barbecue South Pasadena offers Takeout, Delivery, and Curbside Pickup Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; 808 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena; 626.799.3251; www.GussBBQ.com
Krafted Spirits kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend with two celebratory DIY Krafted Spirits L.A. Staycation Cocktail Boxes that can be Pre-Ordered and Delivered this weekend, featuring a Full Bottle of Krafted Spirits Premium Rum which has been triple distilled from raw sugarcane from the island of St. Croix, then developed and aged in American charred oak bourbon barrels just in time for Memorial Day!
The DIY Krafted L.A. Staycation Small Batch White Rum Box (Makes up to 16 Cocktails – $55) includes a full 750ml Bottle of Krafted White Rum, Two Mixers featuring their Krafted L.A. Rum Punch and Krafted DTLA Daiquiri Mixes, along with one Mini Can of Coke, and one Lime for garnish.
The DIY Krafted L.A. Staycation Premium Dark Rum Box or Krafted Pineapple-Infused Rum Box (Makes up to 16 Cocktails – $55) offers a choice of a full 750ml Bottle of Krafted Premium Dark Rum or Krafted Pineapple-Infused Rum, Two Mixers featuring their Krafted Hollywood Hurricane and Krafted Venice Beach Painkiller Mixes, along with one Mini Can of Coke, and one Lime for garnish.
To Pre-Order and have a DIY Krafted Spirits L.A. Staycation Cocktail Box Delivered directly this Memorial Day Weekend, please email Cheers@KraftedSpirits.com or send a direct message to @kraftedspirits through Instagram by Friday, May 22nd, 2020. For more information on Krafted Spirits please visit www.KraftedRum.com or @kraftedspirits on Instagram.
Mi Piace, Old Town Pasadena’s neighborhood favorite is getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day “All weekend long” by offering their Signature Menu featuring Primi Piatte’s including their classic favorites such as – the Calamari Fritti, Caprese Burrata and Bruschetta.
The Insalate section offers the Insalata Mi PIace, a Caesar, and Baby Kale salad, while the Pasta section offers twelve delectable options including Mi Piace’s Pappardelle Bolognese, Ravioli Della Casa, Linguine Pesto, Fettuccine Alfredo Tartufo, and more. The Carne e Pollo section surprises with savory selections such as the Pollo Al Sesamo, Piccata Di Pollo, and Bistecca, while seafood lovers will revel with the Scampi, Fra Diavolo, and the Filetto Di Salmone in the Pesce section.
Families can enjoy their favorite Pizza including the Margherita, Classica, and Old Town Speciale, or celebrate this weekend with a Marinated Chicken, New York Pastrami, or Handmade Meatball Panino. Finally, for those craving some decadent comfort, the Mi Piace Black Label Burger will also be offered and is prepared with a special a prime rib eye and brisket “exclusive” mix.
Mi Piace will also be offering Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cocktails for Takeout, Delivery, and Curbside Pickup this Memorial Day for all to enjoy! Mi Piace will offer Wines by the Bottle which are special wines that rotate “daily” and include a Red Wine, White Wine and a Rosé. Beers will be offered Individually ($4 each), or by the Six Pack ($15) including Heineken, Modelo, Amstel Light or a rotating IPA.
Mi Piace is also offering Cocktails ($10 each) featuring Mi Piace’s signature Old Forester Barrel Aged Manhattan, Tito’s Handmade Vodka & Q Soda, and Hendrick’s Gin & Q Tonic. Mi Piace will also be offering Spirits by the Bottle featuring Hendrick’s Gin ($45), Tito’s Handmade Vodka ($32), and Old Forester Bourbon ($22).
Also, for every Bottle or Cocktail made of Hendrick’s Gin, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, or Old Forester Bourbon purchased over Memorial Day Weekend, Mi Piace will Donate One Meal to the Boys & Girls of West San Gabriel Valley.
Mi Piace offers Takeout and Delivery every Monday through Sunday from 11:00 pm to 9:00 pm; 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131; www.MiPiace.com
Open Face Food Shop
Plan the perfect holiday and cook at home the easy way this Memorial Day by Pre-Ordering Executive Chef Lene Houck’s fresh and healthy OFFS Memorial Day “Fancy Burger” Box for 4 ($60) – featuring Four 8 oz. Grass Fed Beef Patties, Four Brioche Buns, Truffle Pecorino Cheese (for melting!), Caramelized Sweet Onions, Roasted Mushrooms, House-made Pickles, and Chef Lene’s special Dijonaisse!
Families that prefer to prepare everything themselves can also reserve Open Face Food Shop’s fresh, organic Farmer’s Market Care Boxes full of produce and New Protein Add-Ons including Whole Rosie’s Organic Chicken, Ground Dark Turkey, Grass-Fed Ground Beef, and Veal Rack Chop from Premier Meat Company.
For decadent and delicious Provisions that the family will love, guests can now also pre-order Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Dry Goods, Joshua Tree Organic Coffee, Care Box Extras, House Smoked Farmhouse Feta, Oils, Vinegars, Mustard, Dairy, Chocolate, and Open Face Food Shop’s newest “Weekend Things” dessert offering – Strawberry Short Cakes featuring four freshly Baked Shortcakes, Harries Berries Gaviota, and Strawberries with Homemade Lemon Curd for the perfect finish on a perfect day.
Open Face Food Shop will be offering their special Memorial Day “Fancy Burger” Boxes for 4 for PRE-ORDER (ONLY) by Friday, May 22nd, 2020 and they can be Picked Up on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 or Sunday, May 24th, 2020 between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Open Face Food Shop offers Online Ordering for Takeout and Curbside Pickup Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; 5577 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016; 855.676.3223; www.OpenFaceFoodShop.com
The Original Top’s
The Original Top’s is a Pasadena institution and long-standing restaurant that has been serving comforting and approachable scratch made food since 1952 and they are celebrating Memorial Day this coming weekend with Takeout and Drive-Thru Pickup.
The Original Top’s offers Breakfast Takeout until 12:00 Noon for the entire family which includes selections such as their Signature Steak & Egg Burrito made with Carne Asada, scrambled eggs, homestyle potatoes, jack and cheddar cheese, and for Lunch Takeout, Mom can opt for the Famous Pastrami with a slowly marinated special au jus, piled high on a French Roll mustard and pickles.
For something festive, friends and family can indulge in the Chili Bowl made with The Original Top’s signature chili and diced onions, Zucchini Sticks or French Fries. And, for something sweet, everyone must save room for a vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry Old-Fashioned Shake topped with a cherry to complete their special day!
The Original Top’s offers Takeout and Drive-Thru from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Sunday; 3838 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107; 626.449.4412; www.TheOriginalTops.com
The Raymond 1886
Celebrate this Memorial Day and let The Raymond 1886 prepare, prep and pack the perfect meal for to eat and enjoy at home! Featuring their signature Takeout Menu, Memorial Day Specials and NEW 1886 Memorial Day “Mix & Match” Boxes, The Raymond 1886 has something for everyone.
For some tasty fun in the backyard, The Raymond 1886 is offering three Memorial Day Specials ($15 each) from Friday, May 22nd, 2020 through Sunday, May 24th, 2020, including The Raymond Burger made with a house-ground beef patty, white cheddar cheese, Boston bib lettuce, mayo, Raymond ketchup, and pickles on a Brioche bun; Beyond Burger (Vegan), comprised of a Beyond Meat patty, cheddar cheese, Boston bib lettuce, Raymond ketchup, mayo, and pickles on a Brioche bun, and Shrimp Po’ Boy prepared with fresh prawn shrimp, mayo, dill, celery, scallions, sea salt, and paprika served on a Brioche hot dog bun, each accompanied with House-made Potato Chips.
For those, that want to grill or cook themselves, The Raymond 1886 has you covered and takes care of all the prep with their Memorial Day “Mix & Match” Box for 4 ($60) available for Pre-order (only). Offering a choice of four items in each box – choices include The Raymond Burger, Beyond Burger (Vegan), and Shrimp Po’ Boy, each protein is packaged raw with all the fixings to be prepared at home, accompanied with House-made Potato Chips. Each Memorial Day “Mix & Match” Box will come with chef’s instructions on how to perfectly prepare each Burger or Po’ Boy.
To kick-off the party The Raymond 1886 is also serving up three special 1886 Memorial Day COCKTAILS-TO-GO (8 oz. serves 2 – $25 / 16 oz. serves 4 – $45) served in Mason Jars, including their Old Fashioned made of bourbon, sugar, Angostura bitters, and orange oil; Brown Derby, prepared with bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, and honey syrup, and Medicina Latina made with tequila, lime juice, ginger syrup, and spritz of mezcal,
The Raymond 1886 also offers signature handcrafted 1886 COCKTAILS-TO-GO (4 Servings – $45) created by the 1886 Bar Team and prepared in Mason Jars. The three featured Cocktails are the 1886 Negroni prepared with gin, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Campari, and orange oil; the Remember The Maine comprised of rye whiskey, Dolin sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, and absinthe, and the Fair & Warmer, a blend of rums, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, house curacao, and lemon oil.
Wine and Beer will also be offered for Memorial Day Takeout, Delivery, and Curbside Pickup. Wines by the Bottle ($30 each) feature one White Wine including The White Queen, Chardonnay, Sonoma, 2017 and Red Wines by the Bottle include the Chateau Tournefeuille, Bordeaux, 2015. Beer is offered by the Six Pack ($12.50) including Day Beer Lager-Brewed with Czech Sass, Hallertauer Mittlefruch Hops, 4.5% ABV or the Stone Delicious IPA with Lemondrop & El Dorado Hops, 7.7% ABV.
The Raymond 1886 will be offering their signature Takeout Menu & Memorial Day Specials for Takeout, Delivery and Curbside Pickup Friday, May 22nd, 2020 through Sunday, May 24th, 2020; The Raymond 1886 will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2020; The Raymond 1886 is offering their Memorial Day “Mix & Match” Boxes for PRE-ORER (only) and the DEADLINE to PRE-ORDER is 7:30 pm on Friday, May 22nd, 2020; PICK-UPS will be during regular Business Hours on Sunday, May 24th, 2020; Please call The Raymond 1886 at 626.441.3136 or email Info@TheRaymond.com to PRE-ORDER; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136; www.TheRaymond.com