My husband and I are trying to plan a large cookout gathering this summer for about 40 people. It is part of a weekend long family reunion. A few folks live locally but most will be driving or flying in and staying at a hotel and can only contribute money towards the food rather than actual prepared dishes.
The task of preparing most of the food will fall on just a few of us and I think we can save much time and effort if we purchase side dishes. I hate, hate, hate grocery store deli sides such as mac and potato salads. In the midwest, there were a few restaurants that I could count on to buy such sides by the gallon if I gave them advance notice.
But, I'm newish to the PNW and all I see are restaurants that cater entire meals. I don't need a cater. I just want the food.
Any ideas of restaurants that can accommodate requests for larger quantities of side dishes? I live in Mukilteo and the reunion is in Tacoma so any restaurant along the way would most likely be convenient.
Thanks for any info.