Four ways to enjoy the holiday without the work

While many are keeping their holiday celebrations smaller than normal this year, it’s another great opportunity to take the day off from your kitchen and let someone else do the cooking.

It’s been a hard year for the restaurant industry and they would certainly be thankful for the support.

Here are some of the local restaurants that are happy to give you the day off.


HEW Parlor & Chophouse at the Fenway Hotel

453 Edgewater Dr, Dunedin

HEW Parlor & Chophouse, located inside the historic Fenway Hotel, is offering a three-course Christmas Dinner. For $65 per adult and $25 for children ages 6 to 13 (children 5 and under complimentary), guests can enjoy the special holiday menu served family-style. The three-course meal includes salad and bread service, entrees of beef, turkey breast and grilled ham steak, sides and a dessert platter.

The deadline to order to go has ended but the restaurant will be open for dining on December 25 from 12 to 8 p.m.

Reservations for dine-in are suggested by calling (727) 254-7256.


Élevage at the Epicurean Hotel

1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa

Élevage is hosting a special Christmas meal available as family-style dine-in or to-go. Priced at just $72 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under, the meal includes Bern’s Dry-Aged Prime Rib, Porchetta, local greens, roasted winter squash, grilled broccolini, whipped potato and assortment of desserts and more.

Call (813) 999-8726 or visit Yelp for reservations. To go orders must be placed in advance via phone by December 22.

David Tlaiye, Beverage Director of Sage

Hotel Haya

1412 E 7th Ave, Tampa

Hotel Haya’s Executive Chef Douglas Rodriguez is making a wide variety of savory dishes that include a 7 Fish Inspired Seafood Ceviche Salad and a 3-Course Porchetta Suckling Pig Feast that takes roughly two days to prepare to perfection.

The special dinners will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations are encouraged but not required.

Sage Restaurant

1216 1st St, Sarasota

Sage Restaurant is now offering its crafted cocktails by the bottle, as part of its holiday curbside takeout service. You can choose from six handcrafted beverages including classics like the Negroni and the Cosmopolitan, in bottles containing at least three servings, for $23 each.

Call ahead (941-445-5660) to order your bottles separately or as part of a full Sage holiday meal at home.


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