Fourth-coming Food

Written by Mary Leigh Fitzmorris July 02, 2020 12:26 in Happenings

If you’re not brave enough to take part in Tom’s Fourth of July tradition of always-regrettable trip to McDonald’s, try one of these deals.

The Pelican Club - One of our French Quarter favorites is running a special Fourth of July menu all week. Reservations are recommended for this $39 three-course menu, available for dine in or takeout.

McClure’s Barbecue - If you feed the whole family, McClure’s is here to do it big. For $200, get 2lbs each of brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken, plus 2 racks of ribs, and  2qts each of potato salad, slaw, mac and cheese, and beans, 10 buns, smoked pickles, and pimento cheese. Call 504-301-2367 by Friday.

The Commissary - Now’s a great time to try out the new Commissary! They’ve added Fourth of July packages, including steaks, hot dogs, burgers, baked bean succotash, housemade buns, and berry cobbler. More items available on their website, in packages or a la carte.

Ideal Market - The Latin market on Airline Drive will be hosting a Fourth of July Fiesta with burgers, beer, games, and a raffle for a grill. Stop by from 11AM-2PM on Saturday to join the fun!

The Rum House - The popular Magazine St. Caribbean spot (and sister restaurant Red Dog Diner) have assembled two options of assorted packaged entrees and sides to feed 6 to 8 people, plus several cocktail options available by the gallon or half gallon. Orders must be placed by 3PM on Friday. View the menus on The Rum House and Red Dog Diner social media accounts, and call 504-934-3333 to order.

Blue Oak BBQ -  The high profile BBQ joint is getting in the prepackaged game with a few Fourth of July options. They’ve got Smoked Wings for the grill, Burger Packs, and Spicy Green Onion Sausage packs. Order through the catering page on their website.

Pyre Provisions - This Northshore grill-centric place is an easy candidate for great Fourth of July options. Their $55 Pig Picnic includes 2lbs Pulled Pork, 1lb Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, a dozen Deviled Eggs, 2 quarts of your choice of sides, 1 pint pickles, 1 pint barbeque sauce, and 2 dozen sweet rolls. Daiquiris are also available by the gallon or half gallon. Call 985-888-6129 to order by Thursday at 8PM.

Ralph’s On The Park - Get a Fourth of July themed meal for two, packaged cold for reheating. For $65, get a Gulf Shrimp Dip starter, an entree portion both Short Ribs and Herb-Marinated Chicken, four sides, and your choice of patriotic pie. Full menu and ordering available on their website. Order by Friday at 12PM.