So many Easter meal options! And we have put together a tasty bouquet for you – Food

Well, not just for Easter in itselfbut for Easter in general weather, do you understand what we mean? The time in which more than one vernal equinox holiday is observed.

Lobster Thermidor from Truluck will make you feel like a shellfish

We won’t even touch on the wonderful wealth of pagan origins that could be explored in this context, we will just offer you a small herd of local restaurants for Easter (or Passover, or Songkran and Pi Mai).

And then we’ll add some more home delivery options – because there’s good stuff to be found everywhere, yes, but mostly because aaaaaaah, omg, those zombie bunnies are adorbs totes

And so:

EASTER PIES Yes, they’re available for pre-order at all four Tiny Pies locations in Austin, and the most holiday-centric offering is the cute six-pack Easter Hand Pies, featuring three Bunny Pies and three Bunny Pies. cherry and blueberry flavored eggs ($35.70). But you might also want to check out their strawberry mousse, quiche lorraine, and five-inch pizza rustica pies, because – well, you know how delicious those things are, is not it ? Order now for pickup April 15-16. Tinypies.com

DAI DUE: EASTER BUNNY SPECIALS Rabbits ? No, yes, we To do bad bunnies – entire rabbits, deboned and stuffed with cream, sweetbreads, bacon, mushrooms, brandy, thyme and breadcrumbs, presented as only this reputable butcher can make them. And freshly made lamb and artichoke sausages, plus a plethora of rolls and rolls to go with it. All well-prepared, tasty and ready to be reserved for your holiday feast. Pre-order now for pickup on Saturday, April 16. 2406 Manor Rd., 512/524-0688. daidue.com

SWOOP GARDEN: EASTER BRUNCH The Swoop Garden is this green paradise that surrounds Swoop House, of course, and on Sundays it will host an excellent brunch service that features delights from the culinary team at Sawyer & Co. Starting with past hors d’oeuvres (while the kids enjoy an Easter egg hunt) and continuing with a buffet of garden salads, cut leg of lamb, smoked salmon, toasted focaccio, mini quiches with vegetables and bacon and cheese, casserole of hash browns and an amazing trio of desserts to sweeten the finish among all that pretty spring foliage. Click here for reservations. Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55 ($25, 10 and under). 2dine4.com

VISCONTI RISTORANTE: EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET The Hotel Granduca Austin’s signature restaurant presents its annual holiday feast in the elegant setting of the venue, loading its tables with entrees of chilled smoked carrots, scrambled eggs with chives, a brie cheese bar baked in oven, and more; with entrees of slow-roasted Angus striploin, rigatoni, grilled chicken, roasted salmon and more; and of course the sweet finishes of Carrot Cake, Rice Krispie Egg Nest, Lemon Lover’s Bars and assorted cheesecakes. You can wash down all these delights with juice or coffee, of course, but there will also be a Bloody Mary bar. and a mimosa bar. Sun. April 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 320 Capital of the TX freeway. S., Bldg. B, 512/306-6400. $65 to $89 ($20, children; free, 5 and under). granducaaustin.com

GOODALL’S KITCHEN: EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET Head to Hotel Ella’s superb restaurant for a decadent family-friendly fixed-price brunch on Easter Sunday. Treat yourself to some of that tender flank steak (or baked salmon) with deviled eggs, roasted asparagus, charred carrot potato salad, corn macho cabbage, and more – there is something for everyone in this range, tell you what. Desserts? Try the mini coconut cream pies, lemon bars and sugar cookies. And, bonus bunny tip: the Tiny Tails to You (!) Petting Zoo will be visiting the Ella Hotel Lawn from 2-5 p.m. Sun. April 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1900 Rio Grande St., 512/495-1800. $85 ($30, children). hotelella.com/goodalls

YARD BAR: EASTER BASSETS Yes, you read that right. Bring your furry friends to the Yard Bar for their Easter Basset Egg Hunt and fun photo event. Let your dog sniff his own Easter egg filled with prizes — like treats, memberships and more — from the folks at Happy Basset and Tomlinson’s. Spring themed photo props will be provided for maximum bunny ear beauty. Basset Hounds are encouraged but not required to join in the fun (there will also be an off-leash Basset Hound encounter in the park). Saturday April 16, 2-5 p.m. 6700 Burnet Road, 512/900-3773. $9. yardbar.com

THE TRULUCK EASTER EXTRAVAGANCE In addition to Truluck’s usual seafood and steak menu, the two Austin locations will feature “special offers” for Easter. Two items are special enough to shout out here: 1) Lobster Thermidor made with chunks of lobster tail meat simmered in a creamy shellfish sauce with Havarti cheese, mushrooms, and tarragon; and 2) the Easter Bloom cocktail, made with Cognac Pierre Ferrand Ambre, almond orgeat, Angostura, bitters, lemon juice and lime, all strained into a martini glass and garnished with dried tea roses and an orchid. This particular combo will set you back close to $150, yes, but – Easter only comes around once a year, right? Fri-Sun, April 15-17. 400 Colorado, 512/482-9000. Trulucks.com

ABA MEDITERRANEAN: EASTER FESTIVAL For Passover this year, Austin residents can enjoy Aba’s take-out dinner, featuring traditional dishes with a Mediterranean twist – including classic hummus; parmesan, potato and Brussels sprout latkes; matzoh dumpling soup; leafy green salad; slow braised short rib; a crispy chicken thigh and an almond pie. ($54; orders must be placed by Wednesday, April 13 at 9 a.m. for take-out and delivery Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) OTOH, if you want to dine out, you can get many of these excellent names (and seared halibut) during the dinner service on April 15 and 16. See website for more. 1011 S. Congress, Building 2 #180, 737/273-0199. abarestaurants.com

OCA D’ORO: EASTER SEDERS For the first time since 2019, L’Oca d’Oro is hosting Passover Seders, where families and friends can gather to enjoy great service and a delicious dinner, regardless of their religion.Those who attend can expect a unique and provocative pre-dinner service hosted by Rabbi Neil Blumofe (Agudas Achim) one evening and cantor Sarah Avner (Beth Israel) the other. Meals will feature Chef Fiore Tedesco on some traditional Passover dishes like matzoh ball soup, brisket, tzimmes and charoset. Note: A 10% service charge on each night’s sales will be donated to participating synagogues. Tue. April 19, 6 p.m. 1900 Simond, 737/212-1876. $100. locadoraustin.com

FIERCE WHISKERS: SONGKRAN + PI MAY The latest episode of Fierce Whiskers Distillery’s Chef series is a Songkran/Pi Mai festival featuring Chef Thai Changthong and Chef Mia Li of Thai Kun and Chef Bob Somsith of SXSE Food Co. Roasted whole pig, Thai-style octopus, etc Tickets provide access to the festival, all food stations, and two cocktails from the night’s drink specials menu. Sunday April 17, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 5333 Fleming CT. $125. fiercemoustaches.com

DELICIOUS DELIVERED DIRECTLY:

CHOCOLATE ZOMBIE EASTER BUNNY Yeah, this one isn’t local, but, as the popular catchphrase went, “You’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania,” right? This particular friend is called sugared almond, and they make chocolates of all kinds for all occasions, and right now they have chocolate zombie bunnies (and the decapitated victims of those zombies) to give your Easter celebrations the kind of macabre twist you have. .. always… wanted? Hella tasty and macabre, to be sure. Just the kind of candy to snack on during the screening, say, Night of Lepus. (Although, as Wikipedia tells us, this film has gained cult status for “its ridiculously poor quality”. them ASAP.) $20 and up. sugar-plum.com

EASTERN NORMAL PROVISIONS This epicenter of culinary bounty is *the chef’s kiss* any time of the year, sure, but never mind if they don’t have ‘EASTER’ in their name. And when it comes to waffles – Belgian Liège waffles, to be precise, whether plain or covered in chocolate – ESP’s kitchens are almost second to none. (Don’t take your reporter’s palate at its word; his wife, a seasoned Midwestern enthusiast for all things toastable and breakfast, will vouch for it in spades.) These wonderful yummy bread squares will energize anyone. what a brunch – just like Eastern Standard’s variety of giants. pretzels and pretzel sticks (and more) will do for lunches or snacks anytime. Thus, we recommend the Happy Easter Gift Set ($34.99). But! Think further: Imagine gifting one of their Liège Gourmet Belgian Waffle Box ($29.99) to your favorite daughter for Mother’s Day. Or, you know her better, maybe mom would prefer that Gourmet Soft Pretzel Box ($29.99) instead? Suggestion: Srsly, try these layouts and see if you’re not like “Thanks for existing, internets!” esprovisions.com

GOOD TASTE: THE WINE OF THESE TIMES We’re not telling you to avoid the usual mimosas or anything like that – heaven, no! But there are so many wines in the world, and so many more that complement a holiday like Easter perfectly. To be honest, there are so many who make a holiday better than any holiday – even if that holiday is “Yay, I survived another day at work!” But, how to choose among all? Aside from, like, driving to tastings when you can find them, hauling your weary carcass to vineyards here and there, spending your hard-earned simeoleons on great bottles of winemaker craftsmanship? Well, here is a solution for you: Tasteful brings an assortment of fine wines right to your doorstep, with a diverse selection of mini-bottles featuring varietals from California, Italy, Spain, France, and more. Each wine is handpicked and available in limited batches, allowing you to experience a new region or style of winemaking that you might not have considered before. And, bonus: each bottle contains 187ml (about a glass and a half of sipping goodness), and these little glass containers are excellent for upcycling. $65 for an eight-pack. ingoodtaste.com

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