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Mother’s Day 2020: Where to get fancy take-out throughout Pierce County

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In a normal year, we’d pick out mom’s favorite Pierce County restaurant for Mother’s Day and make a reservation. There would be mimosas aplenty, a brunch buffet or maybe a steak-and-lobster feast with doting table-side service. These aren’t normal times. Pierce County restaurants remain closed for in-person dining due to Coronavirus-related gathering restrictions, which means restaurants will take a serious hit this year financially. Dine-in service on Mother’s Day is a big revenue generator for restaurants, so this is one more blow to local restaurants at a time when they really need our support.

If you’re able to afford a take-out meal right now, there is one way to help restaurants. Order Mother’s Day takeout from a Pierce County restaurant. Here are restaurants with Mother’s Day offerings. I’ve provided links to menus below.  Restaurant owners – do you want to be included in my story? Email me all the details at dinepiercecounty@gmail.com. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020.

AL LAGO RESTAURANT AND CATERING 

Lake Tapps Italian restaurant Al Lago will offer meals in two sizes – a single-serve version or to-go meal packs that will feed 4 with brunch or dinner choices. For brunch, choose from creme brulee French toast, veggie or meat scrambles and eggs Benedict (priced $14.95-$18.95 for single entrees or $45.95-$59.95 for meal packs that feed 4). At dinner, choose from prime rib, lobster, crab-stuffed cod, eggplant parmigiana, veal picatta and more entrees, served either as entrees-for-one or meal packs for 4 diners ($19.95-$65.95 for single entrees or $59.95-$219.95 for the meal packs that feed 4). Add-ons include mimosas ($20), dessert ($9) and salad ($6-$12).

Website: http://allagorestaurant.com/events-news/

Where: 3110 Sumner Tapps Hwy E, Lake Tapps; 253-863-8636

What: Order through Friday (May 8) for pickup on Sunday. Please call between 2:30-4:30 to place your order. Pickup is 9-12 Sunday (May 10) for brunch and 1-8:30 p.m. Sunday for dinner pickup.

ASADO

This upscale steakhouse has an elegant sounding brunch to-go pack that will feed 4. Order by May 5 and pick up at the restaurant’s sister event space across the street on Saturday, May 9. The kit is prepped and ready for you to assemble at home and comes with a main entree of “Mote Pillo,” a dish made with eggs, hominy, corn, achiote, onions, garlic, cream, cotija cheese and more. It comes with rosemary buttermilk biscuits with chorizo gravy, breakfast sausage, seasoned breakfast potaotes, shrimp-and-avocado salsa with plantain chips, scones with a spiced orange glaze, fresh fruit salad and yogurt parfait. 

Wanna get mom a little buzzed? You can add on a mimosa kit for $35. Want a hanging flower basket with that? It’s $45 extra! 

Website ordering here: https://bit.ly/2YySIJk

Where: Pickup across the street from Asado at the Pine Room Events Center, 2811 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-7770

What: Order by May 5 for pickup between 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 9 

BEN DEW’S CLUBHOUSE GRILL

Owner Kris Carlson Tweten has a number of the usual Ben Dew’s Mother’s Day specials available for takeout this year. She’ll offer them from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day. There’s eggs Benedict, a halibut dinner, prime rib, prawn skewers and more. Strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/BEN-DEWS-CLUBHOUSE-GRILL-AND-COCKTAIL-BAR-175850209468/
Where: 6501 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-564-4442

BLISS ICE CREAM 

This University Place ice cream company is making custom ice cream cakes that you can order in advance. They also have pints aplenty available for takeout, said co-owner Theresa Stockton-Fouquette. 

Website ordering here: https://www.icecreambliss.com/ice-cream-cakes/

Where: 3556 Market Place W., University Place; 253-327-1061

What: Advance-order ice cream cakes, ice cream pints and more

BOURBON STREET CREOLE KITCHEN & BAR 

Downtown Puyallup’s Bourbon Street Creole Kitchen & Bar is offering all kinds of amazing family-sized meals during this shutdown and it is going all out for Mother’s Day. Owner Mike deAlwis plans to offer a Chateaubriand meal for 3-4 diners for $48.95. The to-go dinner pack will include filet mignon cooked to your specification, with a bouquet of vegetables, potatoes and bordelaise sauce. There are other family meal options available, too. They have a fried chicken and grits meal for $19.95 that feeds 3-4, Cajun style fish and chips meal for 3-4 for $28.95, and much more. 

Website info: https://www.facebook.com/1381773648744625/photos/a.2373135222941791/2376063669315613/?type=3&theater

Where: 401 S. Meridian, Puyallup; 253-604-4404

What: Order ahead by phone or via the restaurant’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Bourbon-Street-Creole-Kitchen-Bar-1381773648744625/

CARR’S RESTAURANT 

This Lakewood diner-style restaurant known for its gigantic portions and cinnamon rolls as big as your head is offering four take-out dinners that will likely feed a big family. They’re offering a bacon and cheddar quiche brunch pack ($80), a carved ham pack ($85), chicken cordon bleu pack ($85) and prime rib pack ($125). Each meal includes the entree, plus fresh fruit, roasted red potatoes, chilled poached salmon, chocolate-dipped strawberries and mini cupcakes. Add-ons include shrimp cocktail ($2 per person), and a mimosa pack ($15 per person), and more, priced separately. 

Order at: 253-584-4622, email ellie@carrsrestaurant.net

Visit: https://www.carrsrestaurant.net/

Where: 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood; 253-584-4622

What: Order by May 7 and pickup between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10. 

CHANG THAI

This Lakewood Thai restaurant known for its noodles will offer 15% off for all take-out orders on May 10. 

Order at: https://www.changthaicuisine.com/

Where: 8215 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood; 253-507-7696; https://www.facebook.com/BestThaiFoodInTown/

CINNABON TACOMA MALL

Does mom love cinnamon rolls? How about some Cinnabon! The Tacoma Mall location will sell a 6-pack of classic cinnamon rolls or a 15-count Minibons for $18.99. Credit card payments only, and pre-order only.

Preorder here: cinnabontacoma@gmail.com

Pickup: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10. Directions for pickup will be in the email after you have ordered

COOKS TAVERN

This eclectic neighborhood joint on the edge of the Proctor neighborhood is doing a fancy take-out Mother’s Day brunch kit. Just pick up, take home and heat. The $60 kit includes a choice of a ham, sausage, bacon and cheddar strata or a meat-free spring vegetable strata with asparagus, cauliflower, bell pepper and brie, plus cherry crumble coffee cake, fruit cocktail and mixed green salad. Add a mimosa kit for $25. Regular menu also available. 

Online menu here: https://www.toasttab.com/cooks-tavern/v3

Contact: 3201 N 26th Street, Tacoma; 253-327-1777.

CRUDO & COTTO

This Proctor eatery focused on upscale Italian cuisine will offer a special 3-course meal for take-out. The meal is priced at $76 and will feed two (add extra portions for $35 per additional diner). Each course has choices. For an appetizer, choose between chilled asparagus soup or a roasted portabello stuffed with crab and shrimp. Entree choices include braised lamb shank; handmade ravioli stuffed with house-smoked salmon; fresh halibut; or spinach cannelloni in a meat ragu. Dessert is a tough choice between puff pastry with diplomat cream or poached pears with sabayon. 

Order by: 6 p.m. Friday, May 8 

Pickup: Between 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10 

Contact: 2717 N Proctor St., Tacoma; 253-292-1120; https://www.crudoandcotto.com/

Note: They’ll accommodate most dietary restrictions, just mention when ordering. They’ll also offer the same menu at Basilico, their restaurant in  Olympia.

DOYLE’S PUBLIC HOUSE

For the casual mom who loves bar breakfasts, head straight to Doyle’s Public House in Tacoma’s Stadium neighborhood. Owner Russ Heaton described their bar breakfast offerings,  “We can help feed the family with one of our Doyle’s platters, which includes eight scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, two biscuits, three scones, honey dew, cantaloupe, four chicken apple sausage links, four strips thick cut bacon and sides of black & blue jam and butter all for $50. Make sure to add a mimosa package or three for $10 each. Just you and mom? Grab our house made blueberry pop-tarts which come two per an order for $7.99. You will definitely want to add that Mimosa Package or a couple cans of Fugu Vodka Spicy Bloody Mary to the order. If mom likes wine then she will love Billy Joel: a bottle of red and a bottle of white with 4 Riedel wine glasses for $40. Or just get either one for $20 with two glasses.” 

Website: https://doylespublichouse.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/DoylesPublicHouse/

Where: 208 St Helens Ave, Tacoma; 253-272-7468

FARM 12

This Puyallup valley restaurant and events center funds the amazing work of Step By Step, which supports single mothers and their families. It’s so important to support this organization, so be sure to tell all your friends about the good work this agency does. The restaurant is offering pickup to-go meals for $70 that feed two very well. The meals include a mini antipasto starter, a choice of seafood scampi or ragu alla bolognese, plus rolls, Caesar salad and dessert of berry shortcake. 

On Friday and Saturday, you can pick up a gift basket from Farm 12 for $80 that includes a “$25 Farm 12 Restaurant Gift Card; Farm 12 Assorted Shortbread Cookies; Scratch-Baked Rhubarb Breakfast Loaf from Upper Crust Bakery; 12 oz Dillanos Ground Coffee; Loose Leaf Tea from Tea Madame; Local Bee King’s Raw Honey; Bottle of Ruffino Prosecco & Ocean Spray Orange Juice, Salon Ish Single Use Hair Kit & Coupon.” 

Order here: https://www.farm12.org/mothers-day-specials

Where: 3303 #B, 8th Ave SE, Puyallup; 253-697-9486

Pickup: Dinner pickup is 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday May 10. Must reserve meal in advance. Pick up basket Friday or Saturday. Must order in advance

GALLUCCI’S CATERING 

Adrielle Flinders, owner and operator of Gallucci’s, has stellar sounding full-meal deals at her catering operation on the Foss Waterway in Tacoma. Pickup on Saturday May 9 and heat up the meal on Mother’s Day. 

She’ll have two brunch choices feeding 4-6, each economically priced at $37.95. A scramble with bacon comes with roasted vegetables, a spinach salad, biscuits and jam (vegetarian option available). The quiche meal comes with potatoes, salad and biscuits and jam. A chicken piccata meal for $42.59 feeds 4 and comes with boneless chicken, rolls, salad and green beans with almonds. Add-ons include an a la carte antipasti spread, floral arrangements ($25-$50) and cinnamon swirl cake ($12) and cookie/dessert bar trays ($18). 

Website ordering here: https://gallucciscatering.square.site 

Where: Pickup at the West of the Water Events Center, 1901 Dock St, Tacoma; 253-826-1799

What: ORDER BY MAY 6 for pickup 11-3 on Saturday, May 9

GIRL LOVES CAKE DESSERTS

Erin Powell, one of my favorite pastry chefs in Tacoma who is also the former pastry chef at Tacoma’s Pacific Grill, is offering advance order macarons, the Parisian cookies that make a stellar Mother’s Day gift. She’ll have a dozen flavors. Many are dairy free, all are gluten free. She’ll have a churro-flavored macaron, pistachio, lemon, peanut butter cup, a margarita flavored version and dulce de leche, among others. They’re priced $2.25 each; 12 for $25; 6 for $13.

Website ordering here: https://www.facebook.com/girllovescakedesserts/photos/a.1148981355139675/2892032267501233/?type=3&theater

Email order here: girllovescakedesserts@gmail.com

What: Advanced ordering only by May 5. Pickup in Lakewood from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. You’ll get the address for pickup when your order is confirmed.

HARBOR LIGHTS

The good people at Tacoma’s favorite old timey seafood restaurant will have a take-out feast for mom and the rest of the family. There’s the “Just for Mom” meal that is a three-course meal for $65 that comes with a spinach salad, a filet and lobster tail and Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolate mousse. There’s also a family dinner deal for $35 a person (minimum 2 people) with an entree choice of roasted scampi prawns, Double R Ranch Signature top sirloin or wild silver salmon. The meals come with a spinach salad and dessert of rhubarb slump. Add on a bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery sparkling wine for an additional $15. Mom will get a Fran’s Almond Gold Bar, too. 

Website ordering info: https://www.facebook.com/HarborLightsTacoma/photos/a.2611705025560065/3131495210247708/?type=3&theater

Where: 2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma; 253-752-8600

What: Order by May 7 for pickup May 9 and 10. You can arrange your pickup when you order at 253-752-8600

MACALUSO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

The popular Ruston classic Italian restaurant will offer its regular and family-style takeout menus, but they’ll also have one fabulous sounding special. A rack-of-lamb will be served with fingerling potatoes and seasonal veggies ($30). Chocolate mousse comes along for the ride on that one, and the dessert will be garnished with fresh raspberries and served in a champagne flute. They’ll also have a bottle of Millesimato Prosecco for $19. 

Website ordering here: https://macalusositalianrestaurant.com/covid19-changes

Where: 5101 N. Pearl St., Ruston; 253-267-1340; https://www.facebook.com/MacalososRestaurant/

MAZATLAN GRILL CANYON

Mazatlan Grill on Canyon in Puyallup will serve a special tres leches cake for $6 a slice. Order by phone to go with your take-out dinner from the classic Mexican restaurant. 

Contact: 5620 176th St. E., Puyallup; 253-271-0531; https://www.facebook.com/mazatlancanyon/

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

This South Hill bakery specializing in bundt cakes will dress up their cakes with Mother’s Day decorations. Their cakes are available in either 8-inch or 10-inch sizes and come in 10 flavors. 

Order online: https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/wa/south-hill/

Call to order: 253-215-1050

Pickup: 17014 Meridian E., Puyallup 

Note: Contactless curbside pickup available (call upon arrival) and limited Saturday delivery is available. Call in advance.

OVER THE MOON CAFE 

This intimate restaurant is often called Tacoma’s most romantic restaurant. It’s located in Opera Alley, across the way from Devil’s Reef, one of Tacoma’s top cocktail destinations (when restaurants reopen, pair them up for a really cool date nigth). Owner Deanna Harris-Hicks is offering her famous croutes de fromage (the fanciest grilled cheese you’ll ever eat) and a number of elegant entrees. 

Website ordering here: https://overthemooncafe.net/menu

Where: 709 Opera Alley, Tacoma; 253-284-3722

What: Takeout and curbside pickup on Mother’s Day, 12-4 

PASTELES FINOS DEL ANGEL

This South Tacoma bakery specializes in custom cakes, but it also does a lot of takeout single-serve desserts. The specialties here are broad. One area they really excel is with vegan desserts. 

Website ordering here: https://www.pastelesfinosdelangel.com/

Where: 5102 South Washington St., Tacoma; 253-448-2649

What: All kinds of single-serve desserts, pastries, cookies and custom cakes. Enter a drawing through May 8 at their Facebook page to win desserts – https://www.facebook.com/pastelesfinosdelangel/

PRIMO GRILL

This upscale Mediterranean restaurant in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood will serve its regular fine dining cuisine modified for take-out, plus a few specials. They’ll have Dungeness crab cakes with roasted garlic tartar, plus grilled King salmon on green onion mash and grilled beef tenderloin with porcini mushroom sauce. There’s strawberry rhubarb hand pies for dessert. Co-owners Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner added, “We’ll also have bouquets of tulips, great deals on L’Ecole Chardonnay and Au Maurice Viognier. And in case Dad feels left out, growlers of beer.” 

Website ordering here: https://www.primogrilltacoma.com/curbside-takeout/

Where: 2701 6th Ave, Tacoma; 253-383-7000

What: Curbside pickup from 2-7 p.m.

SAKE SUSHI + GRILL 

This Westgate sushi restaurant will offer two take-out specials. The Sake Sushi Platter comes with a 10-piece sashimi, six-piece nigiri, California roll, spicy hamachi roll, Sake sushi roll, mixed vegetable and shrimp tempura, plus four mochi ice cream for $65.99. The Uptown Platter will have a California roll, spicy tuna roll, shrimp tempura roll, salmon roll, dragon roll, rainbow roll, Sedgewick roll, mixed vegetable and shrimp tempura, 4 mochi ice cream for $67.99. 

Website menu link: https://sakesushigrilltacoma.com/menu.html

Where: 5738 N. 26th St., Tacoma

Order/pickup: Order by May 8 for pickup between 11 a.m.-9 p.m May 10. Call in an order at 253-759-2558 between 11am and 9pm.

STANLEY AND SEAFORT’S

This McKinley fine dining restaurant is doing brunch take-out packs that you can heat-and-serve at home. The creme brulee French toast pack for 4 diners comes with bacon and fruit salad ($60). The vegetable frittata breakfast pack for 4 comes with roasted potatoes and fruit salad ($68). Dinner packs include Wagyu sirloin steak and prawns with asparagus and roasted potatoes ($36 per person) and garlic prawns with asparagus and roasted potatoes ($24 per person). There are also add-ons. 

Menu here: https://www.stanleyandseaforts.com/menus/RUI_Mothers_Day_2020.pdf

Where: 115 E 34th St, Tacoma; 253-473-7300

Order at: 253-473-7300 or https://stanleyandseaforts.com/takeout-catering.php

What: Order by May 4 for brunch pickup from 10-3 on Saturday, May 9. Dinner pickup is 10-3 on Saturday May 9 or Sunday May 10

STEPH’S PIZZA

Sometimes pizza is exactly what mom wants and that’s what Steph’s Pizza will give. Did I mention they have some of the area’s best cannoli? Yes, it’s true. This take-out pizza place in University Place goes well beyond standard pizza with its delightful desserts. There are 11 different cannoli flavors on the menu. Check out the tiramisu and wine that also can be delivered with pizza. It’s the full-meal deal and they’ll offer free delivery, too, within a two-mile radius. They’re open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Order: http://www.stephspizza.com/

Where: 5510 S Orchard St #3691, University Place; 253-474-4000

What: Order pizza, cannoli, tiramisu and wine by the bottle for mom

TABLE 47

This Gig Harbor restaurant will serve brunch to-go packs for $80 that feed 5 people. I clicked through the menu and found that pickup times are available from around 8-10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10. The brunch kits come with Beecher’s cheese and chive scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage links, pastries, biscuits, homemade jams, breakfast potatoes, honey-whipped yogurt and pizelles with orange marscapone and fresh compote (and more).

Website ordering here: https://www.t47.com/

Where: 5268 Point Fosdick Dr #47, Gig Harbor; 253-857-4777

What: Order now for pickup on Sunday, May 10

TEASE CHOCOLATES

This Stadium neighborhood chocolate company is Tacoma’s only bean-to-bar chocolate maker. For Mother’s Day, the chocolate makers have assembled a six-piece box with an array of chocolate truffles, from dark to milk to white with flavors ranging from elderflower dark chocolate to violet white chocolate and ruby chocolate rose. The boxes come tied with a decorative bow. Co-owners Topher and Julie Farrell have also made a rare item not often available at Tease. Their special honey goat cheese truffles are “…goat cheese, semisweet chocolate and honey rolled together and coated in bittersweet chocolate. We typically only make them for the Stadium District Art, Wine & Beer Walk and Artisan Cheesemakers Fest every year,” said Topher. He described the process of making the truffles as “difficult.” This might be the only batch they make, so get it while it lasts.

Website: https://teasechocolates.square.site/

Where: 610 N 1st St, Tacoma; 253-327-1860

What: Order by Wednesday (May 6).  Pickup orders from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday, May 9. 

Shipping: Orders over $50 ship for free

THE TABLE TACOMA

How about a complete Mother’s Day Meal in a box from Sixth Avenue fine dining staple, The Table? Chef Derek Bray will be serving a meal that comes with braised short ribs, aged cheddar grits, pesto spring roasted vegetables, a garden salad, potato rolls with lemon thyme butter and limoncello cheesecake. The box feeds 4, is priced $175 and can be picked up on Saturday. The meal can be heated for service on Sunday. 

Order here: https://www.exploretock.com/thetable/experience/126673/mothers-day?date=2020-05-09&size=1&time=14%3A00

Where: 2715 6th Ave, Tacoma; 253-327-1862

What: Pickup on Saturday May 9, but must reserve meal in advance 

THE VAULT CATERING

The longtime Tacoma caterer is offering heat-and-serve brunch packs for four and they’re priced economically at $49. They come with Belgian waffle bread pudding, asparagus tortellini salad, hickory smoked bacon, fresh berries and melon and a pastry display. Add $10 per each guest over 4 eaters. Add on poached shrimp cocktail at $4 a person and salmon mousse for $3 per person. 

Find menu here: https://www.facebook.com/TheVaultCatering/photos/a.427148884023561/3686841118054305/?type=3&theater

Order here: 253-572-2933 or events@vaultcatering.com

What: Order by May 5 for pickup or delivery on Saturday, May 9

TOPSIDE BAR AND GRILL 

This Steilacoom restaurant is advertising a brunch to-go pack at $19 per person that includes quiche, scones, fruit and mimosas. Skip the mimosas and it’s only $13 per person. Add a spa gift certificate, starting at $50. They’re asking diners to email them to order. They’ll get in touch with you for the specifics.

Website ordering info: https://www.facebook.com/TopsideBarAndGrill

Where: 215 Wilkes St, Steilacoom; 253-212-3690

What: Order by May 7. Pickup is at the restaurant on Saturday, May 9

WINDMILL BISTRO

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for the downtown Sumner Windmill nursery and on-site restaurant, Windmill Bistro. Owner Barb Patterson notes that they’re open for takeout this year, with many of their popular Mother’s Day items available, priced $13-$15 each. She said, “Our crustless quiche is extremely popular and we have two different options for them.  We put several of our popular items on this menu as well as the option to buy our scones by the dozen.  We also are offering bottles of champagne for purchase so that they can prepare mimosas at home for mom.  Still trying to determine if there is some little thing we can add to the order for mom, like a flower or something, just as our way of saying Thank you, and we miss you.” 

Direct ordering here: https://orderstart.com/windmill-bistr

Where: 16009 60th St E Suite A, Sumner; 253-826-7897

What: Mother’s Day a la carte meals such as eggs Benedict, quiche, biscuits and gravy and a dozen scones. Add on champagne for $15.

YELLOW BIRD CATERING

How about a catered meal delivered to your house with a no-contact drop-off on your porch? Tacoma’s Yellow Bird Catering is offering delivery on Saturday (meal can be reheated) or hot delivery on Sunday. The brunch meal comes with a choice of quiche, two breakfast meats, seasoned potatoes, fruit salad, mixed green salad, chicken and waffles and more. Brunch is $24.95 per person for adults and  $13.95 for children and that includes delivery. For dinner, the catering company is offering a complete dinner for $36.95 per adult and $18.95 per child. The dinner includes a choice of prime rib or chicken cordon bleu, plus garlic mashed potatoes, roasted mixed vegetables, mixed greens salad and dinner rolls. 

Menu here: https://www.facebook.com/yellowbirdcatering/photos/a.605576656225755/2917182815065116/?type=3&theater

Direct ordering here: info@yellowbirdcatering.com or 253-441-7282

Details: Must order 2 days in advance. Can be delivered on Saturday and all you have to do is heat it up. For hot food, brunch delivery is from 8-11 a.m. Sunday and dinner delivery is 3-6 p.m. Sunday. No contact delivery offered

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