Whether it’s eating out of takeout containers watching fireworks on TV, or a fully-plated five-course meal with your significant other, as long as it’s at home, any of these options would be a delicious way to ring in 2021.
On the less expensive side
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
The spot that’s known for eyebrow-raising pizza toppings is not going to start 2021 without one more. Those who order pizza from the Greenville Avenue or Peavy locations on New Year’s Day can ask for free black-eyed peas added to their pizza for good luck.
Start a new New Year’s Eve tradition with a Thai-flavored spread from Asian Mint. The small, local chain is offering a la carte holiday specials — including Kao Soy Chicken, Curry Soft Shell Crab Fried Rice, Tamarind Shrimp and Matcha Parfaits — available for pre-order or ordered to-go same-day in addition to the regular menu. Asian Mint locations will be closed New Year’s Day but will be open until 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Pinstripes Fort Worth
The the Ft. Worth bowling and dining destination is happily offering an option for guests to get their holiday meals to-go by way of a festive Holiday Catering Menu which can be ordered by calling 682-352-0905 or ordering online, with curbside pick-up available. Selections are sharable, with turkey, ham, short rib and prime rib available, as well as traditional sides, dessert platters and salads that all serve six to eight.
Flying Saucer Addison, Ft. Worth & “The Lake”
All three Flying Saucer locations are offering $35 New Year’s Eve to-go packages that feed two to three. These include The Hungry Farmer Meat and Cheese Board, a 6-pack of beers in cans or bottles, New Year’s Eve party favors with upgrades available for additional people. More info available at beerknurd.com.
Moderate and a la carte ($50 - 100):
Miriam Cocina Latina
Say good bye to 2020 with a $55 four-course prix fixe menu from Miriam herself, available curbside, along with a Casa Noble margarita kit starting at $40. Selections from the menu include Mahi Mahi filet with champagne lobster cream sauce and coconut rice, and chocolate cake with chipotle pepper and vanilla cream. Vegetarian options are available, as well as the a la carte menu. Order at miriamcocina.com or by calling 214-855-5275.
TJ’s Preston Royal or Oak Lawn
Open on New Year’s Eve, TJ’s Seafood Market has a special Holiday menu that includes everything from ready-to-eat seafood and perfect-for-New Year’s Eve caviar to more seared tuna and mini lobster roll platters. Everything is available for pickup at both the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations. Order at https://holidays.tjsseafood.com.
Barbecue makes for excellent comfort food, and Hutchins up in McKinney and Frisco is shipping their famous authentic Texas brisket, sausage, rubs and sauces anywhere in the U.S., so maybe consider shipping some to family you can’t be with over the holidays this year while you’re at it. Visit Hutchins BBQ online to order.
Preorder a holiday Pitmaster Package or order from the a la carte menu at Ten50 BBQ in Richardson. The popular Richardson barbecue spot has family-style USDA Prime Whole brisket ($150), Whole Turkey Breast ($60), Spiral Sliced Whole Glazed Ham ($75), Whole beef tenderloin ($150), and whole turkeys ($100), a mix of traditional barbecue and holiday sides, plus homemade desserts on offer, with preordering available through December 31 with 72-hour notice recommended. Call 1-855-QUE-1050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Terry Black’s BBQ
Another barbecue joint open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is Terry Black’s in Deep Ellum. Preorder a holiday or family pack 48 hours in advance, or pick up a $2 beer or $2 frozen margarita while you snake through the line before wrapping up your order of smoked meats, homestyle sides and banana pudding to-go. Terry Black’s also ships via Goldbelly, so friends and family outside Dallas and Austin can experience authentic Texas barbecue for themselves.
Fancy Pants (over $100)
Billy Can Can
The stylish Victory Park gastropub is offering special menus on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with selections including Prime Rib, Black-Eyed Peas, and Collard Greens, in addition to their seasonal drink specials including their bottled Chef’s Boozy Nog (featuring five types of liquor for $45) as well as their $40 Bagel Box featuring a half-dozen of Lenore’s Handmade Bagel Co. bagels plus house-smoked salmon, cream cheese, and more.
With locations in Uptown and Plano, Sixty Vines is offering a New Year’s Eve celebration package (which they’re calling their Sip, Sparkle, Pop kit) for preorder. For $150, the menu feeds two and includes salami and cheese, filets with grilled shrimp, choice of side and deviled affogato. The package includes a 375-milliliter bottle of Luc Belaire Rosé (Provence-Alpes-Cote de Azur), a 375-milliliter Taittinger “La Francaise” Brut (Reims), rosé colored glasses, a confetti popper, sparklers and a link to a Sixty Vines NYE playlist on Spotify. Package purchasers can add a la carte tap wines at 50% off or a limited-edition champagne tumbler for $15, which earns savvy wine lovers a complimentary fill-up of Vine Huggers sparkling wine throughout 2021.
Knife Dallas is teaming up with Champagne Bollinger, serving the brand’s award-winning R.D. Brut 2004 on New Year’s Eve, along with menu designed by James Beard-nominated chef John Tesar, available for takeout. Reserve on OpenTable.
Bullion to Go
Make New Year’s Eve as luxurious as you like with kits available from Bullion and Bullion To Go. From whole beef tenderloin dinners and charcuterie boards to sauces and stocks, to cocktail kits and soufflé kits, this luxe French eatery’s dishes make staying home feel fancier than ever. Order online via Bullion’s website by December 22.
DIVE Coastal Cuisine
Give New Year’s Eve a lighter spin with pre-ordered gourmet dishes and platters from DIVE Coastal Cuisine in Snider Plaza. The local favorite will offer herb-brined turkey, beef tenderloin, a selection of unique sides, charcuterie boards, pies and salads, all a la carte and available for for pickup if ordered by December 29. Check out the full menu of options online, then email your order to email@example.com or call (214) 891-1700.
The Second Floor at The Exchange
Downtown’s AT&T Discovery District is quietly building out its offerings. Chefs Brian Zenner of Ounce and Peja Krstic of Ichi Ni San, whose restaurants are both inside the food hall called the Second Floor, will be offering a luxe $495 New Year’s to-go package that includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, golden Osetra sturgeon caviar, a dry-aged New York strip, chocolate truffles, and more festive goodies. Pre-ordering is required and available through December 28 with pickup available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Call (972) 268-7606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to order.