BYOB (B Stands for Blanket!)

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BYOB (B stands for Blanket!) No, you do not need a reason to pack a picnic, but! July is National picnic month and area restaurants and markets are packing up everything you need - snacks, salads, wine & etc -  to help you better enjoy these lazy summer days. All you need to do is pick the location and lay out your blanket ~

Create Your Own Picnic at All Set
At All Set Restaurant & Bar, you can create your own picnic. Popular sandwiches include Crab Cake Sandwich with Old Bay Tartar Sauce and a traditional Maine Lobster Roll (served either hot with lemon butter or cold with Tabasco Lime Mayo); both are served with your choice of French fries, mixed green salad or Cape Cod potato chips. To complete the meal, add on an order of chocolate chip cookies, a mixed berry shortcake or one of All Set’s New England-inspired cocktails. All Set Restaurant & Bar is open Wednesdays-Sundays and is located at 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, MD. allsetrestaurant.com

Picnic Provisions from Bayou Bakery
Bayou Bakery has taken the planning out of picnicking with the perfect selection of snackable, packable provisions - fresh from their fridge to yours. Creole mustard slaw is just one of the many light choices to pack-up, so head-out to the park, the beach, or  your own backyard - this creamy, crunchy side stands on its own or makes the tastiest addition to any summertime sandwich. Add on to the list J. Baker pimiento cheese for a portable seasonal spread or the juicy watermelon & feta salad or other surprise specials such as the lemon ice box mini-pies.  And, pile in the canned wines and beers to quench your thirst! 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA; bayoubakeryva.com

Picnic Perfection from Dawson’s Market
Dawson’s market has you covered for the perfect picnic. From all the raw ingredients to create your favorites to ready to eat prepared salads and meals, plus plenty of craft beer and canned wines. 225 N Washington Street, Rockville, MD; 2001 S Street NW; dawsonsmarket.com

Din Din x MeatCrafters 
Din Din offers premium 'heat and serve' meals for the family. Add MeatCrafters sausage and charcuterie offerings to any order to plan the perfect summer picnic outing! Stock up on artisan sausages and charcuterie such as sliced duck breast prosciutto, all american beef salami, bresaola, and lomo. The cured salamis and charcuterie can be stored in the refrigerator and enjoyed within 8 months of purchase. Download the Din Din mobile app or order on their website. Din Din deliveries are Wednesday and Sundays by partner, Reston Limousine. For Wednesday delivery, order Sunday prior to 8pm. For Sunday delivery, order Thursday prior to 8pm. eatdindin.com

Foxtrot Market Picnic Essentials
Foxtrot is the destination for any last minute picnic or BBQ essentials. Foxtrot carries a variety of local beers, wines and snackable items, perfect to bring to a backyard 'cue or gathering with friends and family. Shop in-house sharable dips (like eloté guacamole and spinach and artichoke dip), fresh charcuterie boards, and prepared side dishes (California Wedge Salad, stuffed peppers), ready to be enjoyed by your crew. foxtrotco.com

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Botanical Gardens Picnic Package
Kimpton Hotel Monaco is offering a package for National Picnic Month. Botanical The Gardens Picnic Package includes a thermal picnic bag that includes sandwiches, snacks, split of rosé, and bottled waters, complimentary bikes or uber credit to take you to botanical gardens just minutes from the hotel, and availability for 2+ nights stay for July. 700 F Street NW; 202.628.7177; 
monaco-dc.com

Le Diplomate Picnic Baskets 
Soak up some sun and enjoy a basket packed with everything you need for a picnic in the park. Filled with a selection of salami and cheese, foie gras parfait, crostini, cornichons, olives, whole grain mustard, and other picnic essentials - including two craft cocktails and a Le Dip blanket, this basket hits all the right picnicking notes. $120 each, with pickup available Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the month of July. Email [email protected] or call 202.332.3333 to order. 

Lebanese Bentos
Stock your picnic basket with Lebanese Taverna Bento Boxes, a quick and easy meal to take on the go. Great for group orders for pool gatherings, school fundraisers, picnics, and more. Choose from chicken, salmon, or mezza bento boxes, each including a curated selection of Lebanese Taverna classics. Delivery available. Email [email protected] to book. giftrocker.com

Build Your Own BBQ from Money Muscle
Money Muscle currently offers a customizable “build you own” BBQ packout meal. The  $55 dinner for two is available for pick-up Wednesdays through Sundays and all orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. Each meal includes the guest’s choice of two meats, a baked good (skillet cornbread or cheddar sriracha biscuits), three sides and an order of chocolate chip cookies. All orders can be picked up at All Set Restaurant & Bar located at 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, MD. moneymusclebbq.com

Sushi On the Go from Nobu DC
Treat family and friends to Nobu DC’s exceptional quality, flavors and
ingenuity, whether you’re on the go, on your boat, or swinging on your hammock.
Nobu DC will help you transform your summer picnicking from ordinary to extraordinary with a fresh chef’s selection of Sushi Cups to Go, a selection of assorted sushi. From yellow tail to octopus and other delights, take them with you anywhere, from paddleboard excursions and mountain hikes to outings on the Mall or backyard chilling out. However you celebrate picnic month, at $130 per box, Nobu DC’s Sushi Cups to go are sure to sate your appetite for a meal to remember. Sushi Cups to Go are available for takeout and delivery on all of Nobu’s delivery platforms. postmates.com; ubereats.com