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Thursday, May 10, 2007

One of those days...

Do you ever have hamster days? The ones where you feel like you're in the cage, in the wheel, running at breakneck speed... going nowhere fast?

Yeah, neither do I.

But if I DID have a day like that, I bet I wouldn't feel up to cooking dinner that night. In fact, I'd probably think about calling ahead to a restaurant and grabbing some curbside grub on my way home.

But my experiences with curbside takeout have been rather hit or miss. They forget to give me the salad dressing... or the salad! The breadstick is missing in action... The penne could have used a few (or eight) more minutes of boil time... There's usually something. But I never find out until I'm home, in my kitchen, plating the food. (Life is oft a charade.) By then, it feels like the restaurant is on the other side of the equator, even if it's really just 10 minutes up the road...

I know lots of people say they are anti-chain, and I understand that. But for those of you who do frequent chains, what restaurant has the best grab-n-go service?


at 9:13 PM Blogger ShannanB said...

Rafferty's in Florence has the best carryout. I have been eating there for years and have yet to have my order get screwed up.

at 6:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

outback steakhouse has a really good curbside to go. as does chili's

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