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THE DISH: Celebrate Easter with these feasts

It's a much "hoppier" Easter this year than last. Now you have the option of a takeout meal enjoyed at home or heading out to your favorite restaurant for a dine-in meal. However you choose to celebrate, we have the deals.

Angry Barnyard BBQ (916 18th St.): Preorder a quiche for Easter brunch with choice of a classic bacon, ham and cheddar as well as mushroom, gouda and thyme and the veggie-packed mushroom, spinach, onion, asparagus and tomato. Cost is $16 and orders must be in by the afternoon of April 1. Pickup is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2. 

Black Angus Steakhouse (3601 Rosedale Highway): The Easter prime rib family meal ($99, serves four) includes prime rib with three kinds of horseradish, mashed potatoes or rice pilaf, broccoli with garlic butter, molasses bread and chocolate chip cookies. The restaurant is also offering a New Zealand rack of lamb ($38.99) and half-rack meals ($27.99) with herb chimichurri and two sides. Order at for pickup on April 3 or 4.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (10750 Stockdale Highway): Serve your family slow-roasted prime rib with a bundle ($94.95, feeds four to six) that includes 3 pounds of meat, two family-sized sides (with choice of white cheddar mashed potatoes, baked potato, sauteed green beans, rice pilaf or steamed broccoli) and family-sized salad (house or Caesar). Diners can add on large pizzas ($15), Pizookie ($7.95), beer ($10 for 64 ounces; must provide your own container). You must order 24 hours in advance for pickup Friday through Sunday. Order at

Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe (1530 Norris Road): The restaurant is selling apple, peach, lemon, blackberry and cherry cobblers ($35 for small, $50 for large) as well as cinnamon rolls (six for $25 or $5.25 each). The guaranteed preorder date has passed but call 399-0120 to check remaining availability.

Crest Bar & Grill (5025 Wible Road): Served until 7 p.m., dinner come with either spiral ham with signature glaze or roasted turkey breast ($19.95) or a combination of the two ($21.95) along with two sides, choosing from scalloped potatoes, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and brown gravy, or fresh green beans sauteed with mushrooms, onions and bacon. All dinners come with a Pyrenees roll and slice of carrot cake. Call 833-9998 for details.

Famous Dave's (7777 Rosedale Highway): The Easter feast ($149.99) feeds 10 to 12 people with a whole hickory smoked, glazed ham, 2 quarts each of garlic red skin mashed potatoes and firecracker green beans, 12 corn cobbettes, a dozen honey-buttered cornbread muffins and 1 quart of gravy. Food is packaged chilled with instructions for reheating. Call 800-446-9999 to order.

Guild House (1905 18th St.): Enjoy an Elegant Easter Brunch with fresh fruit and cream parfaits, pecan French toast casserole, horseradish-crusted beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce, spinach, bacon and Swiss cheese quiche, cheesy hash brown potatoes, Guild House rolls, carrot cake and strawberry shortcake. Beverages include champagne, mimosas, coffee, hot tea and water. Cost is $45, $25 for children 12 and under. Reservations are still available for the 10:30 a.m. seating (outdoor and limited inside) and must be made by Tuesday. Visit or call Bobby at 399-0344 to reserve your spot.

Honey Baked Ham Co. (4625 Ming Ave.): Feed the whole family with the Easter feast ($129.95, feeds 14-16), which includes  7 pounds of ham, 24-ounce green bean casserole, 32-ounce cheesy potatoes and a three-layer carrot cake. Order at

Hungry Hunter Steakhouse (3580 Rosedale Highway): The Easter family meal comes with prime rib, comes with creamy horseradish, au jus, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and salad with Parmesan balsamic and ranch. Whole prime rib ($299.99) feeds 12 to 16 people; half order ($179.99) feeds six to eight. Pickup is from noon to 8 p.m. April 2 through 4. Add on mimosas ($28 for two bottles of sparkling wine, cranberry and orange juices) or wine ($45 for choice of two bottles). Must preorder by calling 328-0580.

KC Steakhouse (2515 F St.): The longtime downtown favorite is serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options including Easter ham, rack of lamb, steaks, lobster "with a brunch twist," chicken and waffles with maple syrup, Captain Crunch French toast and chicken-fried steak. There will also be 15 different side items to choose from and shareable brunch sides for $4. Appetizers will include avocado toast with bruschetta tomatoes, coconut shrimp with raspberry chipotle dipping sauce, chicken-fried steak sliders with gravy dipping sauce. The dessert lineup features blueberry flapjack cake, strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler. Mocktails such as charcoal lemonade, strawberry limeade and honey basil lemonade will be served and can always be spiked with your favorite alcohol. There will also be live music and candy-filled Easter eggs for the kids. Reservations are required by calling 322-9910.

La Rosa Fruit Bars & Ice Cream (1317 Niles St.): Pick up the festive pink-and-blue bars that are half cotton candy, half bubble gum for just $10 a dozen. Pick them up April 1 or 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the east side shop (go in through the alley) or in the northwest at the Sno Shack of Bakersfield, 11000 Brimhall Road.

Marie Callender's (3801 California Ave.): There are plenty of options for your holiday brunch here. The ham dinner family meal ($49.99, serves four) includes oven-roasted ham, chipotle glaze, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables and cornbread. There is also a roasted turkey family meal ($44.99, serves four) featuring a hand-carved roasted turkey with apple-sage stuffing, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Those looking for a slightly less traditional option can order the pot pie meal for four ($39.99) that consists of mini pot pies, shepherd's pie or two of each and is served with fresh salad and cornbread. Whole quiches ($14.79) — ham, bacon or vegetable — are available ready to eat or chilled for you to reheat at home. There are also muffin platters ($23.99) that serve eight to 10 people and the seasonal strawberry pie ($17.79) for something sweet. Easter feasts are available to preorder now through April 4 at or by calling 863-0305.

Moo Creamery (4885 Truxtun Ave): Bring your brunch home with options like three varieties of quiche or frittata ($36), baked chilaquiles ($26) and baked French toast ($30, serves six to 10). Other savory options include deviled eggs with radishes and chives ($16 per dozen), cheesy spinach and artichoke dip with Baker’s Outpost bread ($26, serves eight to 12), baked mac and cheese ($30, serves six to eight), Hokkaido dinner rolls ($10 per dozen) and spring quinoa salad with feta cheese, cucumber, mint and red wine vinaigrette ($16 per quart). Desserts are chocolate cream pie ($32), spring fruit crisp ($38), carrot cake with cream cheese frosting ($5.75 or $28 per half-pan), blueberry cream cheese or chocolate chunk bread pudding ($28), sticky toffee pudding ($28), and ice cream ($16 per quart). Full menu at Order ahead from the holiday catering menu by calling 861-1130 or email

Olive Garden (1701 New Stine Road): If you've had enough ham, the Italian chain has a different option for dinner. Its family bundle ($64.99), which includes a large pan of classic lasagna, jumbo house salad and breadsticks, or family-size pans (starting at $45.49) of menu favorites such as fettuccine Alfredo, chicken parmigiana and more are available. View offers at and call 832-1278 to order.

Padre Hotel (1702 18th St.): Order from a festive menu including Dijon peppercorn-crusted prime rib and house-cured honey ham, house-cured salmon lox, lump crab cakes, smoked shrimp cocktail, and breakfast options including eggs Benedict, asparagus omelet, brioche French toast, bourbon coffee cake and more. Brunch will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the open-air Prairie Fire. Reservations are strongly recommended by calling 427-4900.

Petroleum Club (6218 Sundale Ave.): Enjoy your holiday al fresco on the club's outdoor veranda patio, which opens its doors to the public as well as members. The all-you-can-eat brunch will feature a made-to-order omelet station, carving station with country ham with honey-mustard glaze and slow-cooked roast beef with au jus and creamed horseradish and salad station with a variety of options. Entrees include baked spiced salmon with Creole butter sauce, chicken capparis, mahi mahi with Thai barbecue sauce, vegetable enchiladas, and polenta cakes with grilled vegetables. Garlic herb roasted potatoes, rice pilaf and fresh garden vegetables will be served as sides. The day will also include Easter egg hunts and a family fun photo booth. Cost is $49.95, $34.95 for members and guests, $19.95 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. Seatings are available at 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Visit to make reservations.

San Rucci Winery: Dazzle your dinner guests with the Spring 3-Pack ($80), which includes a 2020 dry muscat (benvenuta), 2020 rosé and San Rucci sparkling wine. Order by 5 p.m. April 1 at at delivery before Easter.

San Rucci Winery: Dazzle your dinner guests with the Spring 3-Pack ($80), which includes a 2020 dry muscat (benvenuta), 2020 rosé and San Rucci sparkling wine. Order by 5 p.m. today at at delivery before Easter.

Save Mart (9600 Hageman Road and 841 Tucker Road in Tehachapi): Pick up an Easter Made Easy meal for two ($19.99), with three main course choices featuring honey glazed ham, roast turkey or tri-tip and with both vegetable and potato side dish options. Order online by April 3 at to guarantee your purchase. The easy “heat and eat” meals are also available in the deli through Easter or while supplies last.

Tahoe Joe's (9000 Ming Ave.): Easter to-go pack ($129.99, feeds 10; $59.99, feeds five to six) includes orange honey-glazed ham, mountain mashers and gravy, Blue Lake green beans, macaroni and cheese, sourdough rolls. Desserts for the large pack are a candied walnut and apple pie and lemon poppy seed bundt cake; the smaller pack includes a pie of your choice. Call 664-7750 to order with pickup available on April 3 or 4.

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Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.

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