Spice Up Your Grill with July 4 Takeout Options

Now that restaurants can reopen their doors for in-house dining, diners are prepped to spend their July 4 holiday weekend at their favorite hot spots. For those choosing to stay home – or that can’t secure a table – Chicago-area eateries have cooked up some specials ready for grilling, summertime and weekend fun.

The Goddess and Grocer

Where: 1649 N. Damen Ave., Chicago; 901 N. Larrabee Ave., Chicago; 1127 N. State St., Chicago; 10000 W. O’Hare Airport, Chicago.

Cost: $39.95-$60

Order: By July 2, noon

The Goddess Grill Box feeds two and includes two ready-to-grill entrees, an appetizer, a summer side or salad and desserts. For those not wanting to do any work, the Goddess Clucket Bucket includes eight pieces of fried chicken, two summer sides, chili-infused maple honey and brownies. Include a patriotic Fourth of July cake for $60 or cookies with accents for decorating for $35.


Where: 817 W Lake St., Chicago

Cost: $18 per person

Order: Via their website

Available the entire July 4 weekend (Friday-Sunday), order a BBQ meal that includes baby back ribs (1/4 rack), BBQ beef, baked beans macaroni salad and cheddar jalapeno biscuit. Grill kits are also available that include raw steaks and asparagus for the grill and sides to reheat for dinner. 

El Che Meat & Provisions

Where: 845 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago

Cost: $57-$109, feeds two or four

Order: On their website

The Parrillada Meal Kit supplies vegetables and meats for cooking on the grill. Options include 8-ounce or 16-ounce NY Strip, chorizo link, morcilla link, 8-ounce or 16-ounce short ribs, 4-ounce or 8-ounce smoked sweetbreads and one or two marrow bones. 


Where: 1935 N. Lincoln Park W, Chicago

Cost: $29-$36 per person

Order: On Tock

Pick up a Grill Kit or Picnic Kit for takeout to serve parties up to 10. The Grill Kit includes a choice of ribs, hummus and crudite, elotes fundido, broccoli and barley salad, watermelon and butterscotch pudding cup with pepita shortbread crumble. The Picnic Kit feeds two people per kit and includes focaccia, choice of cheese (gouda or caveman blue), choice of meat (chorizo or bresola), pumpkin seed hummus, pickles, olives and salty sweet cookies. 

Smyth + The Loyalist

Where: 177 N. Ada St., Chicago

Cost: $74-$80

Order: On Tock

The Picnic Kit from Smyth feeds two and includes whitefish rillettes, beet tartare, deviled eggs with boudin noir and pickled anchovy (with pork), ham and black truffle eclair sandwiches, marinated olives, radishes with escargot butter and strawberry and chocolate shortbread cookies. The Dirty Burg At Home kit from The Loyalist includes enough ingredients for eight burgers with patties, sesame buns, 16 slices of American cheese, pickled cucumber, pickled onion, special sauce and lettuce.

The Capital Grille

Where: Four Locations in Chicago and suburbs

Cost: $140-$160

Order: Beginning June 30 at thecapitalgrille.com

Steak Grille Boxes offer four uncooked steaks cut by the in-house butcher. Options include bone-in dry aged New York strip, bone-in prime ribeye or a combination of the two.

Eddie V’s

Where: 521 N. Rush St., Chicago

Cost: $100-$260, serves four

Order: Beginning June 30 via their website

Pick up a Marketplace Box that includes a selection of uncooked steaks and lobster for at-home grilling with a set of tongs, Eddie V’s Black Tie Seasoning and festive sparklers. Options include filet mignon; New York strip and filet mignon; prime bone-in ribeye and lobster and filet mignon.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Where: 105 Remington Boulevard, Bolingbrook

Cost: $24.99 and up

Order: On their website

Select a Family Bundle to go, featuring entrées like house-smoked baby back ribs, hand-breaded chicken tenders or a combination of each. Each bundle includes two family-sized sides and a half-dozen signature Honey Butter Croissants.

Bahama Breeze

Where: 406 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg

Cost: $34.99-$54.99, serves four

Order: On their website

Bahama Breeze is helping guests plan an island-style holiday with Caribbean Bundles that include choice of entree (baby back ribs, grilled chicken, jerk chicken wings, seafood paella and jerk chicken pasta) and side, salad and Cuban bread.

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