List: Pick up your festive feast and holiday treats from these local spots
Stay safe while digging in to some seriously tasty local meals and desserts.
Even though the holidays are bound to look a little different this year, local Madison area restaurants have got your festive feast covered.
Beef Butter BBQ
Maybe you’ve got all of your yummy sides planned out for Christmas dinner but don’t want to spend all day cooking a turkey or ham — well, luckily, Beef Butter BBQ is willing to do that part for you this holiday. Get a Beef Butter brisket for $125, a smoked turkey for $65 or a double smoked ham for $9.99 a pound. Call to order. Beef Butter BBQ will be open on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Christmas. 3001 N. Sherman Ave., 640-5000, beefbutterbbq.com
Your holiday dessert is just as important as the main course. If you’re looking for some delicious Christmas treats to put on your table, head to Bloom Bake Shop. Try Bûche De Noël — which is a yule log made of chocolate sponge cake filled with cinnamon spice whipped cream and covered in chocolate bark, garnished in meringue mushrooms, fresh rosemary and cranberries — or a sour cream coffee cake. Or go classic with a vanilla layer cake that you can top with rainbow or holiday sprinkles for a festive twist. Holiday cakes start at $25 and can be ordered online Bloom also offers cookies, starting at $12 for a package of four, and breads starting at $7. 1851 Monroe St., 509-7669, bloombakeshop.com
For both Hanukkah and Christmas feasts, Brasserie V and Longtable have some seriously tasty options for you to consider. For Hanukkah, both restaurants are offering braised sweet and sour brisket, latkes with créme fraîche and applesauce, crispy Brussels sprouts and apple cider buttermilk donut holes. The meal is $40 and serves two to three people. Orders can be placed online or over the phone, and pickup is from Dec. 10-12 and Dec.15-17. For Christmas, the restaurants are offering either a Chateaubriand with mushroom bordelaise or orange-raisin marmalade glazed ham. The sides include potato gratin, roasted Brussels sprouts with squash, pecans and cranberries, honey glazed carrots and rolls and butter. For dessert, enjoy bread pudding with aged imperial stout and créme anglaise. Meal add-ons include a cheeseboard, Christmas morning quiche, mimosa kits or curated beer assortments. Meals serve two to three people for $80, or four to six for $150. Ordering can be done online, and pickup is on Dec. 23 at Brasserie V and Longtable Beer Cafe. 1923 Monroe St., 255-8500, brasseriev.com; 7545 Hubbard Avenue, 841-2337,longtablebeercafe.com
Crave Coffee & Donuts
Don’t forget about Christmas morning treats! Crave has a full lineup of festive doughnuts that will allow you and the fam to focus on enjoying each other’s company Christmas morning instead of keeping someone busy in the kitchen. Crave’s assortment features longjohns, glazed and powdered — pick up a dozen for a sweet start to Christmas Day 2020. Crave makes them daily, and they can be ordered online daily or picked up in the store. Call ahead for a large order a day prior. 604 University Ave., 609-5603, cravemadison.com
The Edgewater has two options for Christmas take-out this year. Take home a prime rib dinner, complete with butternut squash bisque, crunchy winter vegetable salad or blood orange vinaigrette, garlic and herb crusted prime rib, roasted baby carrots and Yorkshire pudding. For dessert, top it off with Christmas cookies, profiteroles and peppermint bark. The smaller dinner for two is priced at $135 while the larger dinner, which serves four to five, is priced at $260. Pickup is Wednesday, Dec. 23 or Thursday, Dec. 24. Top off the meal with assorted pastries, a Christmas quiche or a holiday coffee blend. 1001 Wisconsin Place, 535-8200, statehousemadison.com
Food Fight Restaurant Group has your classic holiday feast covered at Hubbard Avenue Diner, Market Street Diner and Monty’s Blue Plate Diner. The meal at all three spots comes in serving sizes for one, two, four or six people and includes glazed ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese and housemade dinner rolls. Hubbard Avenue Diner, Market Street Diner and Monty’s Blue Plate Diner are offering pick-up pies, cookies and cupcakes on top of their Christmas take-out menus. Orders can be placed online, and the deadline for ordering all three pickup options is Dec. 20. Craftsman Table and Tap is also doing a classic meal (also serving one, two, four or six people) of sliced beef sirloin, roasted Parmesan broccoli, dinner rolls and baked macaroni with beer cheese sauce. Check out all of Food Fight’s holiday happenings (once announced) here. 7445 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, 831-PIES, hubbardavenuediner.com ; 110 Market St., Sun Prairie, 825-3377, marketstreetdiner.com; 2089 Atwood Ave., 244-8505, montysblueplatediner.com; 6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave., Middleton, 836-3988, craftsmantableandtap.com
Green Acres isn’t sticking to the traditional this holiday — which is great, especially if you’re not really feeling a normal ham or turkey. Instead, try a 9-ounce prime rib cut, a half-rack of ribs with Memphis-style sweet BBQ sauce or five-piece jumbo shrimp for $15 each. Otherwise, if you’re a chicken fan, you can also try the Green Acre’s four-piece chicken for $12. Each selection includes a bread, soup or salad and choice of side. The meal will be available Sunday through Thursday until the end of December for dine-in or take-out. 7438 Hwy 78 Sauk City, 643-2305, greenacressaukprairie.com
For vegan eaters, the Green Owl has some seriously tasty options for desserts this holiday. The Vegan Holiday Box has either a dozen (for $24) or two dozen (for $40) cookie combinations — including gingersnaps, frosted sugar cookies and peanut butter cup cookies. Orders need to be placed over the phone by Dec. 20, and cookie pickup will be Dec. 24 at Green Owl. Delivery options are also available. 1970 Atwood Ave., 285-5290, greenowlcafe.com
Every restaurant puts its own special twist on a holiday feast, and Heritage Tavern is no different. The Heritage Holiday Dinner includes heritage spiced nuts and candied bacon, assorted deviled eggs, juniper and mushroom crusted boneless ribeye, horseradish potato gratin, maple glazed baby carrots and a ginger molasses cake. Each meal costs $65, and orders can be placed online on the Heritage Tavern website. Pickup is from 2 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 23. For a gorgeous holiday dessert, check out Heritage’s show-stopping Bûche De Noël. 131 E. Mifflin St., 283-9500, heritagetavern.com
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If you’re looking for something a little more interesting and customizable than the classic holiday spread, International Catering might be your best bet. Try Cornish game hen, grilled beef tenderloin, herb-roasted fingerlings, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, maple citrus roasted carrots, creamed onion gratin, trifle or slice of French silk pie. All options are á la carte and serve one. Order online by Dec. 21. Pickup or delivery is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21. Prices vary per food option. 709 Atlas Ave., 417-9347, international-madison.com
If you’re in Janesville, don’t worry about traveling to Madison for delicious holiday food options: Lark has got you covered right at home. For breakfast, the Janesville restaurant is offering a bacon and cheese breakfast strata or a cinnamon bun pie. For dinner, try a Nueske’s ham, a lasagna or classic mashed potatoes. Dessert options are also available and include a Mississippi mud pie or cannoli pie. Orders must be placed online by Dec. 17, and pickup will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 23 or Thursday, Dec. 24. Prices vary per food option. 56 S. Main St., Janesville, 563-1850, larkmarket.store
Le C’s Patisserie & Tea House
It’s OK if you haven’t heard of Le C’s yet — it’s a new patisserie and tea house on State Street that opened in August in a boarded up storefront. But once you’ve caught a glimpse of this Holiday Snow Globe Cake, you’ll definitely remember Le C’s. The cake is made by pastry chef Quinny, who was trained by some of the world’s best pastry chefs, Etienne Leroy and Cédric Grolet. Place your pre-order on this Google form. The cake will likely steal the show on your holiday table because, well, look at it. 411 State St., 467-8375, lecsmadison.com
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After a wildly successful Thanksgiving feast, Liliana’s is back with a Christmas to-go option you’ll love. The two-person meals comes complete with with sliced ham, turkey or seitan, roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash soup, macaroni and cheese, rosemary roasted potatoes and maple glazed carrots for $90. Add a pumpkin, apple or pecan pie to your order — six dollars for a mini or $20 for a whole — as an extra sweet treat after your dinner plates are cleared. Orders can be placed online and picked up on Thursday, Dec. 24. 2591 Tiverton Park Drive, Fitchburg, 442-4444, lilianasrestaurant.com
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
The Madison Concourse is offering two ways to dig in this Christmas. Enjoy a prime rib dinner for four people for $240 or a honey glazed ham for two at $40 a person. Sides include Parmesan scalloped potatoes with caramelized onions, fresh baked bread and chocolate peppermint decadence cake. Add a cookie kit to your order to cover dessert, too. Orders can be placed by calling the hotel restaurant, and pick up will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. 1 W. Dayton St., 294-3031, concoursehotel.com
If you’re looking for something gluten-free and really like ham, head to Metcalfe’s Market. The local grocery store’s dinner includes boar’s head spiral sliced ham, gluten-free Brussels sprouts with bacon, gluten-free creamy mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cherry pie and gluten-free cranberry orange relish. One serving is $20, six to eight servings are $129.99 and 10 to 12 servings are $159.99. Orders should be placed by Dec. 20, and pickup is from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. 726 N. Midvale Blvd, 238-7612; 7455 Mineral Point Road, 829-3500; shopmetcalfes.com
The Nitty Gritty has what you need for your holiday feast — all the way from the appetizer course to dessert. The reheat-and-eat meal includes either a prime rib ($25.99) or ham ($18.99), mashed potatoes and gravy, balsamic glaze roasted Brussels sprouts, wild rice and mushrooms and a dinner roll. For dessert, choose between a caramel apple or Tin Roof pie slices. Appetizers, brunch and other dessert options are a la carte and include yummy options like a cheese ball for $14, a veggie plate for $8.75, a breakfast casserole for $14, cinnamon rolls for $10 and a dozen holiday cookies for $12. Orders should be placed by calling the Nitty Gritty or going online by Thursday, Dec. 17, and pickup is on Wednesday, Dec. 23. At home cocktail kits are also available through the Nitty Gritty and include ingredients for Hot Cider, Hot Chocolate, Hot Toddy and Seasonal Sixer drinks. Pickup for the kits is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Nitty Gritty locations. 223 N. Frances St., 251-2521; 1021 N. Gammon Road, Middleton, 833-6489; 315 E. Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie, 837-4999; thegritty.com
Salvatore Tomato Pies
Whether you’re eating vegan this holiday or just looking for a special twist on your holiday meal, Salvatore Tomato Pies has a couple options for you. For a non-vegan meal, choose either a Porchetta with salsa verde or prime rib roast au jus. On the side, enjoy a shrimp cocktail, rosemary roasted fingerlings and dinner rolls. A dinner for four is priced at $149, while a dinner for eight is priced at $250. The vegan option includes a holiday vegan roast, tom kha tofu soup, green beans with peanut sauce and cashews and a dark chocolate ganache cake. Individual servings for the vegan meal start at $45. Pickup can be scheduled for anytime after noon on Dec. 23. All orders will be placed through the Sun Prairie location, but you can choose where you’d like to pick up the meal. Various locations, call 318-1761 to place order, salvatorestomatopies.com
Vintage Brewing Co.
A Christmas meal from Vintage means you won’t have to make too many choices or sacrifices this holiday. For a main course, you’ll get a peppercorn-crusted New York strip loin, a smoked ham, twice baked mashed potatoes, cornbread casserole and rolls — all for $78. For $25, appetizers will include a shrimp cocktail dip, cheese, sausage and cracker board and Buffalo chicken dip and crackers. Dessert is when you might have to make a choice — but even then, you could easily opt to splurge this holiday and have both. Each dessert is $10 and includes your choice of a vintage-style layered fruit cake and/or a cream puff with raspberry pastry cream. Pickup times are on Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 at all locations. To order, go to Vintage’s website. 674 S. Whitney Way, 204-2739; 803 E. Washington Ave., 819-2641; 600 Water St., Sauk City, 370-8200; vintagebrewingcompany.com
The Christmas Special Box from Yummee bakery might be just what you need to top off your delicious holiday meal this year. The box includes two Yummee buns, one hot and spicy cheese bread and an eight pack of cookies. The entire box costs $45 and can be picked up at any Yummee pop-up or storefront near Middleton. Orders can be placed online. Any of the goodies in the box can also be ordered separately. 5510 University Ave, 819-8060, yummeetreats.com
If there’s another Madison-area holiday offering meal or dessert offering you’d like to see on this list, email Katelyn Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.