Asheville Date Night In: Countdown to the Holidays!

written by Mc Clain, director / writer of Dark Horse Theatre

It took a minute, but the fall chill has definitely arrived. Holiday plans are creeping in. The social season is on its way. Now is the time to charge your batteries! Curl up on the couch with a feel-good movie and a perfectly paired restaurant delivery from Asheville’s own Takeout Central!

So, let’s get prepped for that awkward conversation with Aunt Jeanine about her ugly sweater collection with one of these Thanksgiving Comedy Combos.

#1 Planes, Trains and Italian Beef

The gold standard in Thanksgiving comedy! Steve Martin and John Candy star in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the not-so-buddy flick about the horrors of holiday travel. Since Del’s not around to buy you a nice hot dog and a beer, order up a Chicago-style Italian Beef Sandwich from ASHEVILLE SANDWICH COMPANY. And don’t forget the Cheese Fries. You can’t have a holiday movie without a little cheese.

Watch On Hulu

#2 Home for the Sunny Side

There’s a special place in the heart for Home For The Holidays, a portrait of an extended Maryland family just trying to keep it together. Featuring a cast of stars and some dead-on dynamics, this one will be your new Thanksgiving safe place. While you’re dodging traditions, try a Sunny Side Burger with Sweet Potato Fries from FARM BURGER. And then add an order of Sweet Potato Hushpuppies. Because it’s Thanksgiving and we DO need all these sweet potatoes.

Watch on Amazon Prime

#3 Mojo Cooking

Finally, see how different families are the same with What’s Cooking? Check out this story of four diverse families navigating the drama of the holiday. In the true spirit of overindulgent Thanksgiving, represent the whole crew with ALL the foods from MOJO KITCHEN AND LOUNGE. Load up on Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Black Bean Enchilada Soup, Classic Mac and Cheese and a Falawsome Sandwich. That’s for Jerry. He’s a vegetarian.

Watch on Vudu

Bonus: Election Cakes!

Celebrate your vote with a viewing of Election, the story of a high school presidential race that goes vicious. Get yourself an order of “Pick Flick” Chocolate Cream Cupcakes from SMALLCAKES while you wait for the results.

Watch On Amazon Prime

Takeout Central is Asheville’s only locally owned and operated restaurant delivery service. Choose from over 60 of Asheville’s best restaurants, plus a fantastic selection of wine, local cider and craft beer.

On MONDAYS ONLY, add coupon code DATENIGHT to your Takeout Central checkout for $2 off your order. Sign up for an account here! 

Happy snuggling!


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