Memorial Day: A Day of Honor and Remembrance
Borne out of the Civil War, Memorial Day commemorates the men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives in service to our country. On the last Monday in May, Americans participate in events in a show of respect to those who gave their lives for our freedoms. Many attend town parades, events, and memorial services and place flags or flowers on the graves of the fallen. Homes and businesses are patriotically decorated in red, white and blue. United States flags are flown at half-staff from dawn until noon and POW/MIA flags are often flown as well. Taps is played while Americans pause for the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. in a show of national unity. While this is a day of remembrance it is also a day we thank our current active duty and veteran military for all they have done to protect our country and our freedoms.
Memorial Day is also viewed as the official beginning of summer. A day to relax with friends and family, often with a picnic or cookout. Buca wants to help make your Memorial Day truly memorable. Spend more time participating in the day’s events and have more time with those you love by letting us take care of the cooking. Whether you bring the whole family to the restaurant after a parade, let us cater an event honoring veterans, or you pick up Buca to go, we can take the pressure off you for what you’ll cook while you and your guests get to enjoy delicious dishes. If your event is going to be outside, don’t think that Italian food will be “too heavy.” Although we make a mean meatball, we also offer fresh salads, light and lean seafood and chicken entrees, as well as several main and side veggie dishes. Our Party Pans feed 20 adults so gather your gang and invite the neighbors. No need to worry about all the extras like napkins, silverware, and plates. We’ve got you covered! We can even supply the beverages and desserts. Don’t stress about packing a picnic basket and remembering the lighter fluid. Choose Buca instead!
This Memorial Day weekend, spend time with friends and family and celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. Call us today for reservations or to create a customized menu for your Memorial Day event.
When an Apple Just Won’t Do: Celebrate Your Teacher ALL Month Long!
Eleanor Roosevelt first persuaded Congress in 1953 to proclaim a National Teacher Day, which they did….in 1980. The National Education Association then observed Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
Teachers touch the lives of millions of children and their families. These kind, patient, hard-working, and dedicated professionals share their knowledge and mold their students every day. They are able to assess and educate each student according to a variety of needs and circumstances. They usually work with more than 20 students in each class and have a whole new set of students rotate through each year. Their workweek averages 52 hours with 30 hours on instruction and 22 hours spent grading and organizing lessons. Their work and impact also extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom. They boost confidence, lend an ear or a hand when needed, and give large amounts of their personal time and supplies to ensure their students are cared for and prepared.
How can we thank these people who give so much? Show your appreciation and recognize the teachers in your life for their passion for education and the contribution they make to countless lives. Say “thank you” to a single special teacher or an entire school. A great way to let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do, is to provide a special catered lunch from Buca di Beppo. We’ll even do all the work! Besides supplying the most mouth-watering, plate scraping, delicious Italian favorites, we’ll also bring the plates, utensils, and napkins. No organizing and deciding who will bring what, we’ve got it all taken care of!
Another option is our gift cards and e-gift cards. These come in values starting at $10 and go up to $200 with no expiration dates or service fees. Grab a bunch and hand them out to all of your favorite teachers or coordinate with classmates to get a higher value gift card. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”. With all that they do, be sure to show your favorite teachers how much you care with a gift of Buca! We are celebrating ALL month!
Don’t Let Spring Events “Spring” Up on You: Plan Your Occasion with Buca
Spring has sprung and calendars are filling up fast with holidays, weddings, and celebrations. Buca is ready to host you and your guests in one of our banquet halls or bring our delicious dishes to a location convenient for you.* Our whimsically decorated, inviting banquet rooms are perfect for hosting any size group and any type of gathering. No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our diverse menu options will satisfy everyone so customize your party menu to include antipasti, fresh salads, baked pastas, delicious entrees, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations. Personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service at Buca.
Maybe catering would better fit the needs of some of your events? Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Life gets hectic and you may have an event “spring” up on you. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can accommodate almost any order. Plus, we supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates.
Check your calendar for communions, proms, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, graduation parties, and any other events where Buca can be of assistance. Then to begin planning a banquet, use the online form on our website and a sales manager will contact you. After discussing the necessities such as number of people attending, date and time, and menu, our staff will work with you to make sure every other detail is perfect for your party. Our skilled team is experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with any budget, and is able to meet a wide variety of needs.
* Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100. (If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time.)
Check Your Calendar for Upcoming Catering Needs
Every year brings about multiple opportunities for celebrations. As you look ahead in your 2016 calendar you will see that you probably have a few already scheduled. Start your planning now by calling Buca to discuss our wide variety of catering options. Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Do you have any of these events coming up on your calendar?
Anniversaries and Birthdays: Whether a surprise or planned gathering, these happy occasions are reasons to celebrate with more than just cake.
Bridal and Baby Showers: Let’s face it….tea sandwiches are not enough to feed a hungry crowd of happy ladies.
Wedding receptions: Scrumptious Buca specialties will keep your guests fueled up for all of that dancing!
Graduation Parties: While you’re sniffling about them not being little kids anymore, remember that when their friends arrive at the party, they’re bringing their adult sized appetites!
Religious Celebrations: When family and friends gather after the celebration, offer a selection they are sure to love!
Sports Teams Events: After school gatherings or before the big game, raise the team’s spirit with a spread of their Italian favorites.
Office:Catering from Buca saves time and energy. Perfect for a formal business lunch or a celebratory office party, our dishes fit any occasion.
Retirement: Gather the retiree’s family, friends, and coworkers to celebrate all their years of hard work.
Holidays: They creep up fast. Save yourself the stress of cooking at a few of your events this year and start a new tradition of a Buca catered meal.
Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can meet almost any order you have. We supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your specially catered meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates. Catering is easy and delicious when you partner with Buca! Give us a call or order online!
*with an additional $25 Delivery Fee
Check Your Calendars Schedule Banquet Space For All of Your Upcoming Events
Have you thought about any upcoming events you have scheduled for 2016 where you are going to need a gathering space? At Buca di Beppo our fantastic banquet rooms are always party-ready and can accommodate any size group and any type of gathering. Uniquely decorated, comfortable, and inviting, Buca is perfect for hosting a large banquet or an intimate gathering. Combining the look of an authentic Italian bistro with your favorite neighborhood hangout, you’re sure to impress your guests with your party’s Italian flair.
Here are a few events where you should consider booking a banquet space with Buca:
Anniversaries and Birthdays: Don’t wait for a “milestone” year, start a new yearly tradition by celebrating everyone’s marriages and births at Buca.
Bridal and Baby Showers: Bring on the gifts and games! Our banquet rooms have plenty of space to make paper wedding dresses and see who can change a baby doll’s diaper the fastest.
Wedding receptions: We’re a banquet hall and caterer all in one!
Graduation Parties: The whole family is traveling in and they’re hungry!
Religious Celebrations: From baptisms to bat and bar Mitzvahs, Buca is here to feed your family and friends after the ceremony.
Sports Teams Events:Awards banquets, senior send-offs, or a gathering or your local league all have one thing in common….athletes have big appetites!
Office: From meetings to business luncheons to office and corporate parties, Buca’s fun ambience will be appreciated by your colleagues and coworkers.
Retirement:Is this the year that a loved one or a colleague is retiring? Celebrate their years of hard work with a gathering of family, friends, and coworkers.
Holidays: It’s not too soon to be thinking of this year’s holidays and end of year celebrations.
No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our family-style portions are ideal for sharing and our deliciously diverse menu provides you plenty of options to choose from for your event. You can personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service from our amazing staff. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations.
Call us today to reserve one of our banquet rooms for your next event. After establishing the number of people attending, date and time, our staff will work with you to make sure every detail of the menu is perfect for your party. We are experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with your budget, and are able to meet a wide variety of needs. Whatever the specifics of your event, we promise to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time!
The Way to the Heart is Through the Stomach Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Buca di Beppo
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, meaning it is time to make some final decisions on how you want to enjoy this special holiday. One of the top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with a memorable meal. While some high-pressure, stuffy restaurants offer a fancy menu with tiny portions and giant price tags, at Buca di Beppo you can expect the exact opposite. We offer plentiful portions at reasonable prices, in a warm, welcoming environment that everyone loves.
Buca’s alluring ambience, complete with lots of fun and unique decorations, is ideal for a cozy Valentine’s Day. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, our authentic Italian dishes are cooked to order and served family-style, making them perfect for sharing. Toast to your sweetie with a specialty drink from our full bar, start with an appetizer and salad, or dive right into one of our enormous entrees. You and your date are sure to find a favorite or specialty you love on our diverse menu. Whatever you decide on for your meal, be sure to leave room for one of our decadent desserts. Our freshly baked brownies, amazing chocolate chip cookies, or magical chocolate chip cannoli will end your romantic celebration on the perfect sweet note of amore!
This Valentine’s weekend celebrate your love by creating a connection and savoring delicious memories together over a Buca di Beppo lunch or dinner. We open at 11 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, ready to serve you and your loved ones a fantastic, filling Italian meal. Make a reservation at the best restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner today because our spots fill up fast!
If you are looking to make your own romantic dinner for two, bring home the love by picking up Buca to Go and setting up a candlelit dinner or a romantic picnic, before you cuddle up with a romantic movie. If you are looking to include the whole family, our dishes are loved by even the pickiest of eaters, making them perfect for the kids. If you and your friends have decided to have a big party, (our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults) or a smaller get-together (half pans feed 10) we can meet your needs.
Whether you join us at one of our restaurants or take some of our delicious dishes home for a romantic evening or a fun dinner with your friends or the whole family, we look forward to being a part of your special day. Celebrate your family, friendships, and romance with Buca this Valentine’s Day! Call us today for your reservation! And don’t forget Buca to Go if you prefer to pick up your romantic dinner.
Ring in the New Year with Reservations at Buca di Beppo
What better way to close out a year and begin anew than with a delicious meal? Buca di Beppo is the perfect choice for whatever you may be planning this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Visit us for fun and great food as we say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016!
Planning on going out as a family? Give the chefs of your family a break and let us take care of everyone. Our eclectic atmosphere and friendly staff will put every member of your family at ease regardless of age. We cater to multiple dietary restrictions, so don’t worry if your family includes members who are gluten-free, vegetarian, or lactose-intolerant. Our extensive menu guarantees that everyone is sure to find the perfect selection.
Planning on getting active? Before you head out for a midnight fun run or to hit the lanes bowling, fuel up with an Apple Gorgonzola Salad or load up on carbohydrates with our Spicy Chicken Rigatoni. Our Supremo Italiano pizza will give you all the energy you need for your all night dance marathon.
Planning a date night? Our servers will cater to your every need and our chefs will prepare exquisite appetizers, entrees, and desserts for your special evening. Order a bottle of wine from our wine list or let one of our bartenders mix a cocktail to accompany your Bruschetta and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken.
Heading to watch a ball drop? Come fill your bellies before spending what could be hours on your feet. After your meal be sure to indulge in our decadent desserts like Tiramisu and Italian Creme Cake.
New Year’s Day requires just as much celebrating as New Year’s Eve. Before you head out to the movies or a day full of shopping, visit us for a lunch full of all your favorites. Maybe on New Year’s Day you like to sleep in, watch football all day, and take down your holiday decorations. In that case, plan on visiting us a bit later in the day for a delicious dinner.
We will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.* so no matter your plans, we will be here serving our family-style, Italian-inspired favorites just like every other day of the year. Space is filling up quickly so make your reservation today to spend part of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with us.
Don’t Forget to Invite Buca to Your New Year’s Eve Celebration
The last days of 2015 are flying off the calendar at lightning pace and 2016 is fast approaching. Television commercials are promoting New Year’s Eve celebrations and you are asked by everyone what you will be doing to celebrate. Lots of people love the thrill of being out and about on New Year’s Eve, but the late night event isn’t for everyone. Maybe this year you’ve decided to stay in with your extended family, your kids, a group of friends, or a special someone. We’ve got some ideas of how your personal New Year’s Eve celebration can outshine any public event.
If you are inviting friends or family over, send out invitations. No need to be fancy, a simple invite stating the time and theme (formal, pajama party) for the evening will get invitees excited. If time allows, mail your invitations but if you are looking to be eco-friendly or find yourself short on time, online invitations work just as well.
Often New Year’s Eve is viewed as an adults only event but that doesn’t have to be the case for your party. Have a family campout in the living room with sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals. Watch movies, play games, and let the kids (try to) stay up until midnight. Depending on each child’s age, ask them questions such as “What was your favorite book this year?” or “Where is your favorite place you visited this year?” Record their answers and store them somewhere safe to read in the future or put them in a time capsule with a few other small remembrances of the past year.
Gather your friends and read everyone’s horoscopes and make predictions as to where everyone will be in 5, 10, and 25 years. Play “guess the resolution” where everyone writes their resolution on a slip of paper and drops it into a bowl, then each person draws a slip and has to guess who’s resolution it is. Ask reflection questions such as “What was my biggest surprise this year?” and “What was my biggest obstacle this year?” Write future letters to yourselves that you will all agree to read next New Year’s Eve.
With any event that lasts all evening, everyone is sure to be hungry. The perfect solution is to pick up, or have Buca deliver, a few fabulous party platters. Whether you’re having a midnight dinner or an early meal with lots of snacking all evening, we have the delicious Italian-inspired dishes that will ring in the New Year on a happy note for everyone. Either set your table with your best china or huddle around the television and use the plastic utensils and plates that we provide with every order. At the stroke of midnight bang pots and pans, blow your noisemakers, toast your champagne and give someone a kiss. Then have a midnight snack of a bit more Buca!
We’d love to be invited to your New Year’s Eve party! Our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day hours are 11 A.M. through 10 P.M. (Buca Times Square will close early New Year’s Eve.) Call your local Buca di Beppo today to arrange the perfect menu for your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations.
Come Celebrate Christmas With Us!
Christmas is right around the corner and while it is an exciting time of year, it is also an exhausting one. You’ve battled the crowds at the mall and packed your schedule full of activities. Everyone is racking up travel miles, from guests arriving from out of town to you and your family heading off for relatives’ homes near and far. It’s easy to get caught in the holiday whirlwind. Now add to your list: make Christmas dinner for everyone.
Does the thought of preparing another giant meal so soon after Thanksgiving stress you out? Were you scrubbing dishes for hours? Maybe your attempt at deep-frying the turkey didn’t go over so well? Instead of planning another elaborate menu, this year you should make everyone’s favorite: reservations at Buca di Beppo! We will be open Christmas Eve from 11 A.M to 9 P.M. and Christmas Day from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. so whatever your holiday plans, be sure to stop by and celebrate with us.
Come let us feed you like family. Our Italian-inspired dishes are created with fresh ingredients by our master chefs. Which means you don’t have to spend time in the hot kitchen and can instead relax comfortably at a table surrounded by your family and friends. Our knowledgeable staff will wait on you and ensure that your drink is never empty and your meal is exactly as you request. While we aren’t offering deep-fried turkey, we are serving our entire menu complete with the best house-made bread around. The only decisions you will have to make are which of our delicious, family-style entrees you should order. Of course, you can’t forget dessert! If there’s anytime in the year when it is practically mandatory to have dessert, it’s Christmas. When you finish happily indulging in all of your favorites, head out to go to your next event or home to take a nap with no worries about who is on dish duty. Doesn’t that sound like a perfect meal from beginning to end? No planning, cooking, or dishes!
Celebrate Christmas with all of your regular family traditions, but this year add us to your list of festivities. We are always having a party at Buca, so why should Christmas be any different? Come join us by calling your nearby Buca location to make your reservation, or “Buc-a” table on our website.
Add Buca di Beppo Catering to Your Christmas List
Christmas is coming! Out of town guests are visiting, offices are celebrating, and children are performing. Don’t forget the parades, tree-lighting ceremonies, religious celebrations, and holiday markets. Whew! It’s a whirlwind! While the Yuletide season brings lots of warm gatherings with family and friends, it doesn’t bring any extra time to your busy schedule. Rather than spending your precious time and energy organizing menus and gathering ingredients, let Buca di Beppo take care of one or several of your holiday meals so you can spend more time celebrating.
Are you planning on making one big holiday meal but have no idea what to do for the other days your guests are visiting? Chose a few of our delicious entrees and make an informal buffet while you and your guests share stories and play games. Do you want to try something new for your Christmas meal this year? Try mixing in a few Buca classics with your family’s traditional dishes to give your meal an Italian flair. Are you looking for an alternative to another office pot luck? Create a Christmas lunch spread for you and your coworkers featuring your favorite Buca selections. Are you hosting a cocktail party or your holiday book club? Our hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will complement your signature holiday drinks and our desserts pair perfectly with coffee and book talk. Whatever event you have on your agenda, Buca di Beppo can help you to make it even more special this year.
Whether you’re feeding a dozen people or a hundred, no gathering is too big or too small for us to cater. From starters and salads to main courses and desserts, let us provide your Christmas gatherings with our delicious Italian specialties so you can focus on your family and friends. Are you concerned about specific dietary needs? No worries, we offer vegetarian, vegan, low fat, and gluten-free to accommodate everyone at your event. Place an order by giving us a call or filling out our online order form. We can work with you to create the catering package that works for you and your event. We have lots of great suggestions for working with budgets, suggestions regarding delivery or pick-up, and can answer any question about catering that you may have. We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so you don’t need to worry about dirty dishes or remembering additional items to bring to events outside your home. We love helping you enjoy your holidays by doing what we do best: preparing mouth-watering family-style Italian dishes for your celebrations.
This Christmas, spend your time enjoying every event in your jam-packed calendar and leave the cooking to us. With special holiday hours: Christmas Eve 11 a.m. – 9 P.M and Christmas Day 11 A.M. – 10 P.M. we can help you feed everyone everyday this month. Whether you’re planning a Christmas dinner at home, a meal for your staff, or any other gathering this season, let Buca di Beppo cater it so you can spend more time enjoying it!
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