Meals That Take the Work Out of Memorial Day

Don’t want to spend all day cooking for the holiday? Let these eateries do the prep work for you.

This Memorial Day, spend your free time with good food that you didn’t have to prep yourself from these restaurants.

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Photograph provided by Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
With four packages to choose from, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is making your Memorial Day grill plans easier than ever with a family meal kit. Ranging from $165 to $185, the Black Angus Filet Package, Prime NY Strip Package, and All in One Package include enough steaks to feed up to four people. An array of sides comes with each of package, including a Freddie salad, macaroni and cheese, asparagus, steak seasoning, and bread and butter. If you’re looking for a seafood option, check out the Surf and Turf Package that includes two Angus filets and two lobster tails as entrées for up to two people. Sides are included along with the added bonus of two butter pie slices for $155. 700 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 784-1200

Feast by Metropole
At Metropole, customers can choose a holiday picnic basket or a grill box. Each picnic basket comes with a bottle of rosé, a plethora of cheeses and charcuterie, a melon and berry salad, hummus, tabbouleh, and crackers. The meal feeds two to four people for $75 and the picnic basket is reusable. The grill box includes four New York strip steaks and a spatchcock chicken, along with side dishes of sweet corn, asparagus, and watermelon wedges. This carryout deal is enough to feed four to six people for $150. 609 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 578-6660

Goose & Elder
Goose & Elder offers three picnic-style packages that range in price from $40 to $50 and use fresh and natural ingredients to feed four to six people. The Flock features 10 pieces of all-natural fried chicken, a quart of macaroni and cheese, a BIG salad, and two orders of crème brûlée. The Bodega includes four ham and swiss sandwiches served on croissants, two bags of Hen of the Woods potato chips, a BIG salad, and two orders of chocolate bread pudding with caramel sauce. The Vegi-Curious features a veggie quesadilla, a grain bowl, avocado toast, curried Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. 1800 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 579-8400

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PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

Terrace Café
Terrace Café’s Picnic in the Park menu offers three unique takeout experiences, which the Cincinnati Art Museum encourages visitors to snack on around the museum grounds. The Van Gogh To-Go features domestic cheese and assorted crackers, grape clusters, and other dried fruits, as well as a split of Barefoot wine (Chardonnay or Cabernet) for $39. The “Cassatt Cuisine Bites” includes two bags of Hen of the Woods sea salt chips, two Nature Valley oats and honey granola bars, a hummus platter served with fresh vegetables and pita chips, and a choice between two bottled waters or two soft drinks for $24. Or you can grab the “Dining with Duncanson”—two entrées, which guests are able to choose from a list, two jumbo chocolate chip cookies, and a choice between two bottled waters or two soft drinks for $48. The list of entrées includes a chicken salad sandwich on a toasted croissant, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on Texas toast, an egg salad sandwich on a toasted croissant, a Terrace club sandwich, a Cobb salad, or a citrus almond salad. 953 Eden Park Dr., Eden Park, (513) 639-2986

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