Take-Out Gets Reinvented at Three Local Eateries
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Thanks to a few local chefs, you can now pass off those kitchen duties in favor of a healthy, gourmet meal that’s turning fast food on its head.
Chefs Alexia and Rhys Gawlak post four dishes every Tuesday for their Blue Pig Specials at Swine & Sons Provisions, the new quick-serve, Southern deli spin-off from Cask & Larder in Winter Park. The series of chef-inspired meals, one for each day of the week from Tuesday to Friday, includes a main plus a veggie, bread and a starch. “This is the classic Southern meat plus three dinner,” says Alexia, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America with her husband, Rhys.
Blue Pig Specials are $17 per meal and can be ordered by calling (407) 636-7601. Pick ups are Tuesday through Friday from 5–7 p.m. Online ordering is in the works. 595 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park; (407) 636-7601
Tip: When you pick up your meal, consider snagging dessert, too (a seasonal crisp, Meyer lemon pound cake, or pint of house made ice cream, perhaps?). You can also bring home a 32-ounce can of one of Cask & Larder’s spectacular beers.
A gourmet meal service offering delivery and pick-up Monday through Thursday, Farm-Haus unveils a new menu of delicious dinners every Sunday. Officially kicked off last September by co-owners (and spouses) Patrick and Brittany Lyne, the concept began as a dinner-only offering but will soon expand to a delivered lunch service.
“A lot of what we do is very seasonal,” says Brittany, who recently hired chef and Culinary Institute of America grad Julian De Garden to help with the cooking.
Those in the Audubon Park, Colonial Town North, Mills 50 and Baldwin Park area can have meals delivered between 5:30– 7:30 p.m. for a $3 delivery fee. If you don’t live in the delivery areas, fear not. You can pick up between 5:30–6:30pm Monday to Thursday at Local Roots inside East End Market.
Dinners are $12-$15 each and include a main and two sides. You can add dessert for $5.50. To order, visit farm-haus.com.
Tip: Farm-Haus customers get 10 percent off beer and wine when they pick up at Local Roots.
Slip into this north Park Avenue restaurant and the chalkboard on the left will reveal the day’s Dinner for Two, a pick-up entrée including a salad, starch, veggie and dessert. These meals, which change daily at the whim of Executive Chef Jake Brenchley, can be ordered onsite or by calling ahead Monday through Friday.
“Past meals have included marinated grilled pork tenderloin, chicken fried chicken, and filet tip gyro,” says Lydia Lopez, Boca’s director of marketing.
The Dinner for Two is $29 plus tax. 358 N Park Ave, Winter Park; (407) 636-7022
Tip: Meals come with napkins and cutlery, perfect for those planning to eat picnic-style at nearby Central Park.