A Fuss-Free Fourth of July Feast

Celebrating the Fourth of July might be different this year, but you can still enjoy a festive meal that’s a combination of home-cooked and restaurant-quality goodies.

Main Course Meats

Courtesy Jack’s BBQ

Jack’s BBQ Eastside: Order racks of smoky ribs cooked to perfection, or a combination plate of various meats like brisket, pulled pork, and sausages, ready to go at their temporary pickup location at Bellevue’s Brief Encounter on 2632 Bellevue Way. Place the order online: jacksbbq.com/eastside.

Courtesy El Gaucho

El Gaucho Steaks To-Go: Order a royal cut of beef for the household grill-master by selecting from box sets that include cuts ranging from massive bone-in ribeyes and tomahawk steaks, to tender filets, all custom-aged. Pickups are every Friday at select locations; order online by Wednesday at 10 p.m.: elgaucho.com.

Courtesy Duke’s Seafood

Duke’s at Your Door: You can grill the yummiest Copper River salmon, grass-fed burgers, thick steaks, and heat up bowls of award-winning chowder along with that sourdough bread — all from the comfort of home. Duke’s Seafood is offering home deliveries via Sound Sustainable Farms. It even provides directions on how to cook everything just right, and video clips to help. And don’t forget Duke’s Anytime Seasoning — that is a magic touch! Order at soundbitesdelivers.com.

Side Dish Selections

Courtesy Heritage Restaurant

Heritage Restaurant’s Burrata Salad or Meat & Cheese Platter To-Go: Creamy burrata cheese with sweet roasted beets and fresh arugula is an indulgent and flavorful salad. Get one of the charcuterie platters to take premeal snacking up a notch. heritagewoodinville.com/heritage-at-home

Courtesy Purple Café

Purple Café’s Cranberry Chicken Salad: A satisfying mix of crispy apples, celery, and almonds, with the smokiness of bacon and sweetness of dried cranberries, it’s a hearty salad that pairs well with any grilled meat. heavyathome.com

Courtesy Agave Cocina Cantina

Agave Cocina Cantina’s Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños: A firecracker of an appetizer, Agave’s goat cheese-stuffed peppers are topped with pineapple salsa and a cilantro lime cream. Ask to have them par-cooked with garnishes on the side so you can do a home-grilled finish to crisp the bacon. agaverest.com

Don’t Forget Dessert!

Courtesy Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw’s Online Store: Leave dessert to the experts, and order a 5-pint box of Salt & Straw ice creams delivered to your doorstep. Pick your own, or order one of its preselected collections ($65), packed in dry ice to ensure ice-creamy goodness. saltandstraw.com/collections/shop-all


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