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Thought it might give each other ideas based on where and what you're ordering for take-out or delivery.  

Put in an order for pick up Saturday evening from Hong Kong Palace (website). You can order online - I think these dishes would travel well:

A18: Chengdu Spicy Cold Noodles    $7.95    
P20: Cumin Ribs    $13.95    (never had this before)
V4: Ma Po Tofu    $11.95    
V16: Stir Fried Shanghai Green & Black Mushroom    $11.95    
C24: Chengdu Tea-Smoked Duck    $17.95    

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Hong Kong Palace (Ericandblueboy)
Valentino's Pizzeria & Restaurant (deangold)

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We ordered the fried chicken dinner from Annies and some thai from Beau Thai Mt. Pleasant.  While it would be great to order stuff we can't usually get we are prioritizing ordering from the local neighborhood places we go to all the time, that we value having around, and that we want to see survive the crisis.  While the fine dining/special/trendy places are great, and I love them, I am more concerned about having the local workaday places make it.  Those will be harder to replace.

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Here in DC we’ve done Chiko (twice), All Purpose, and Little Serow (all great) and the fried chicken bucket from Cork (disappointing). The kids also insisted on Dominos (*) one night. And we were literally on our way to Two Amy’s when I learned that they had closed. 🙁

[(*) NB - We don't have a thread on Dominos. Please refer to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Yelp. Cheers, DR.
PS - There's this.]

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Morton's (Ferris Bueller)

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Grabbed pizzas from DaMarco’s last Sunday on the way home from a mad dash to Chicago to pick up kid/cat/stuff from college.  Stroganoff from Uptown Market on Wednesday.  Here looking for ideas for tonight. 

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[All, I'm going to put the "results" of single-restaurant posts into the Washington DC Restaurant Forum, where they'll get more viewership, but I'll keep a link here to them. Multiple-restaurant posts will stay here - they're impossible for me to split since I don't edit other people's posts (except for minor adjustments as-needed - example: I HATE the extra blank line at the end of posts, it drives me nuts (*)). You can keep posting here, and I'll keep moving them with a link, or you can post them in the restaurant forum and put your own link here (if you want)).]

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(*) Sea Captain walks into a bar, holding a big, old-fashioned ship's wheel which is sticking out the front of his pants. Bartender says, "Hey buddy, did you know you have a ship's wheel sticking out the front of your pants?" Sea Captain says, "Aye, it's drivin' me' nuts."

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Lost Dog Cafe (ktmoomau)
Aracosia (Ericandblueboy)
Super Chicken (Ericandblueboy)
Clarity (curls)

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We've been trying to do takeout or delivery once a week each for lunch and dinner.

I never thought the DoorDash credit from our Chase Sapphire Reserve card would come in handy, but here we are. Ordered from Zenebech last Friday for dinner and our usual order of awaze tibs and vegetarian platter was good for dinner that night and Sunday lunch. Sweetgreen is always a good excuse to go for a midday stroll as is Sundevich when I need the stroll to be a little longer. After picking up our sandwiches and a side of hummus this past Friday, I stopped by Buttercream Bakeshop for some delicious baked goods. Unfortunately Buttercream is closed now. I also walked by All Purpose which displayed their wines for sale for some very reasonable looking prices. If I had more hands, I would certainly have bought a bottle or two. But a return trip is definitely in the cards.

This coronavirus situation was also a good excuse to order Chiko, which we were never able to visit prior to this pandemic.

Della Barba and Beau Thai have been our delivery go-tos for a long time and we continue to keep them in the rotation. 

Next up, probably Grazie Grazie for lunch later this week because we miss Taylor Gourmet.

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Redeeming Credit Card Points (Ericandblueboy)
Peter Chang China Cafe (Ericandblueboy)

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Moby Dick for dinner on Saturday, but the big delivery treat was ice cream flights from Sarah’s Handmade!  5 small scoops, all different flavors (your choice), nicely presented in a row.

The kids were delighted (and by kids I mean 22 yo refugees from college)!

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The Red Hen (sandynva)
Komi (FranklinDubya)

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Our reliable Indian - Red Chillies - formerly Tiffin - is on DD and UE. Food continues to be excellent.

We tried Masala Story last week-one and done. The entrees were sweet not savory. The garlic naan resembled a green tortilla. Portions were slightly cheaper than RC but much smaller in size. We did like the veggie Pakora

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RedRocks Pizzeria (alexandria1)

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Mostly I've been cooking myself, but we've gotten delivery from both Equinox and Rose's at Home. The food from both was excellent. The saffron fusilli with fennel sausage bolognese, baby carrots & broccoli rabe from Equinox was so good I'd consider paying their delivery fee again just to order several portions of that a la carte.

We got the 3 menu option from Rose's. We ended up eating them in order listed on the card that came with them. The card had heating and serving instructions on it. The second menu -- with lychee salad, rigatoni alla vodka, and chocolate chip cookies -- tasted just like being in the restaurant. There was something familiar in the taste of the dishes that was nice. This was true for other items but that menu really hit a lot of the notes.

Since I'm kind of neurotic with the sanitizing, Rose's exquisite attention to detail meant a lot of decisions about how feasible sanitizing was. Every component was in a separate container. It was very meticulously designed.

Both restaurants used their own delivery. I haven't gotten anything yet using any 3rd party delivery services.

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Seylou Bakery & Mill (deangold)
Beanetics (deangold)
Taco Bamba (Ericandblueboy)

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For our rare takeout order, we chose Pelicana chicken. Whole Bird w/spicy sauce. The sauce was really spicy. The bird itsle was pretty great even if the breast meat was a little dry. The crost lost a little being in a box on the drive home, but this was tasty. The pocled daikon always a treat.

Late afternoon snack: romaine salad w/tuna {genova yellowfin in olive oil, up there with much more expensive brands} and an avocado. Dressed w/olive oil & sherry vinegar. 

Question; Why is it almost always called Sherry wine vinegar and you never say to "I'll have a glass of sherry wine"? I have trained myself just to say Sherry Vinegar just as I say Champagne Vinegar and not Champagne Wine Vinegar. Sheltering in place has left me time to ponder the deep mysteries of life. Next up a treatise about The La Brea Tar Pits.

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Farenheit Asian (Ericandblueboy)
Red Apron (eatruneat)

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We have had: The Italian Place- ovi sub for lunch, and a frozen lasagna for dinner.  Popeyes chicken sandwiches.  And tonight we will have out Mount Vernon Easter dinner, well we will have it for several days as it is a lot of food- the ladies sent us ham, scalloped potatoes and veggies.  We had ordered lamb, veggies and caesar salad.  So lots of food, we will likely make a care package for our renter. 

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We've been doing carryout once a week, for the last 3 weeks. 

We're out in Dale City, so we've done Dixie Bones and they did a fantastic job prepping the order and including instructions for how to clean, reheat, etc. 

This past weekend, I was craving Indian, so we hit up Taste of Tandoor, after verifying they were still open since they hadn't updated their website or FB page. 

Haven't settled on what we're getting this weekend yet.

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New Big Wong (Mark Slater)

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On 4/22/2020 at 8:19 PM, Ericandblueboy said:

Post your latest restaurant meal.

Purple Patch  - carryout last Friday. So good. Tocino was good. L enjoyed the rice noodle dish with shrimp. Order by phone - the web page told him he couldn't have shrimp!

Mezcalero - carryout last Saturday. Mole tacos are tasty! And, as ever, L had the shrimp and chorizo quesadilla. He loves that thing.

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Il Pizzico (MC Horoscope)

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Perhaps of limited interest, but:

Middleburg Tennis Club (last night): Chicken Pot Pie for two (x2)

Field & Main: Burgers, gnocci with spring pesto and chicken (last week, ordered twice) Coq au Vin (this coming Saturday)

Hunters Head: Shepherds Pie, Fish and Chips (Tuesday) - honestly they are probably doing a better job with takeout than with the restaurant open. Far more consistent.

Planning on a drive into DC to pick up Kinship to-go next week...

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On 4/9/2020 at 4:26 PM, Pat said:

We got the 3 menu option from Rose's. We ended up eating them in order listed on the card that came with them. The card had heating and serving instructions on it. The second menu -- with lychee salad, rigatoni alla vodka, and chocolate chip cookies -- tasted just like being in the restaurant. There was something familiar in the taste of the dishes that was nice. This was true for other items but that menu really hit a lot of the notes.

We're getting the 3-night menu from Rose's next week, very much looking forward to it!

Other than that we're doing takeout 1-2x a week, mostly sticking to the local places we usually frequent near our house that the kids also enjoy.  We have done a couple "adults only" orders while the kids are having a pizza and movie night; Red Hen has been the stand out on that front and we'll order from them again soon.  I would have next week were it not for the pending Rose's feast(s).

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On 4/24/2020 at 1:14 PM, Keithstg said:

Perhaps of limited interest, but:

Middleburg Tennis Club (last night): Chicken Pot Pie for two (x2)

Field & Main: Burgers, gnocci with spring pesto and chicken (last week, ordered twice) Coq au Vin (this coming Saturday)

Hunters Head: Shepherds Pie, Fish and Chips (Tuesday) - honestly they are probably doing a better job with takeout than with the restaurant open. Far more consistent.

Planning on a drive into DC to pick up Kinship to-go next week...

Field & Main and Hunters Head are both good options. Haven't heard of Middleburg Tennis Club or been to it, is that an old fashioned club or new restaurant? Red Truck bakery is closed from my wife told me when we were searching for open bakeries. 

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On 4/24/2020 at 5:31 PM, lion said:

Field & Main and Hunters Head are both good options. Haven't heard of Middleburg Tennis Club or been to it, is that an old fashioned club or new restaurant? Red Truck bakery is closed from my wife told me when we were searching for open bakeries. 

Red Truck will be back open on May 1. They closed for a bit to avoid burnout. Middleburg Tennis Club is a private tennis club on Zulla Road.

Honestly, I don't love Hunters Head, but we eat there a fair bit because my kids enjoy it. It's fine if you stick with the staples (and in the old days, avoid the weekends).

Red Bar Sushi for lunch today. Honestly think they are the best restaurant in Middleburg proper, and have been for a while.

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Fresh Baguette (MC Horoscope)
Vace (saf)
Dining in Middleburg (lion)
Beau Thai (petercarrjones)
Scrappy's Bagel Bar (Deborah Lee)
Uncle Liu's (Ericandblueboy)

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We just got Pork Barrel BBQ last night.  We walked over to get it and walked home (with face masks) so that Max got an extra little walk too.  Order was ready when we got there.  We got pulled pork family meal and added on some burnt ends.  Sides of collard green, potato salad and red slaw (slaw mixed with a little bbq sauce). The burnt ends were fine, but everything else was good, with the pulled pork and collards being really good.

We also have gotten: Junction Bakery, Monterey's Pizza (who is giving staff a short rest as they were super busy), both of which were good.

Souvlaki Bar - they need to update their online menu so you can order a greek salad with chicken yeero.  Right now you have to do it as one of their bowls, and I don't think the salad is as good that way, and you don't get as much chicken.  I will call in my order next time and walk to pick it up.

On my list of up next are: El Paso for enchiladas, Nasime.  

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The National Drive-Thru Market (curls)
Profish (lion)
Little Serow (Marty L.)
Sushi Taro (Ericandblueboy)

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Corduroy and Baby Wale are on Tock for pickup. My husband and I are thinking about doing that next week. (I think they're newly added to Tock, or I haven't noticed them there before anyway.) Tock seems best in terms of benefit to the restaurants.

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On 5/1/2020 at 6:48 PM, Pat said:

Corduroy and Baby Wale are on Tock for pickup. ... (I think they're newly added to Tock, or I haven't noticed them there before anyway.)

I think they are new - the newsletter this week made a big deal about them.

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About a week and a half ago I got a hankering for Chinese so I went to the Hong Kong Palace website and it looked like they were closed.  Fearing the worst, I freaked out for a few minutes, and then ordered from Peter Chang, promising that I would follow up.  (Peter Chang was fine, but there were about two dozen Doordash-types hanging out with me outside waiting for their food.  Everyone was surprisingly polite and space-respectful while the PC staff were overwhelemed trying to keep up.) 

Today, we were near Seven Corners and stopped by to check on HKP's status.  The door was open, and they now appear to be on Doordash and other delivery services.  Since I live no more than 10 mins away, I will be picking up rather than supporting a delivery service for their food, but am SO SO SO SO SO glad that HKP isn't Closed with a capital C.  That was my biggest fear, because I don't know what my life would be without the Chicken With Stuffed Peppers wall "special."  Seriously.

Padaek appeared to be closed (small c).

While we loved ordering takeout from Little Serow (spectacular), Komi (very good) and Rose's Luxury (excellent), on those occasions where we order in - we've also been doing a ton of cooking and I'm gonna try to make bagels tomorrow with barley-malt syrup we got from a hole-in-the-wall next to the Sears 1960s architectural monstrosity - I think I'm going to be voting more often for the less-fancy places, to do my part to keep them going and maybe be able to distribute my food $ to more places.  Opposing viewpoints welcome, of course.  

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On 5/2/2020 at 2:58 PM, captcourt said:

 and maybe be able to distribute my food $ to more places.  Opposing viewpoints welcome, of course.  

I have been only patronizing several establishments, and even then I’m guilty that I am not only supporting one. Hopefully I have picked places that have a real chance of surviving. 

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Joe's Seafood (Mark Slater)
Wooboi Hot Chicken (reedm)
Beer Deliveries (Rhone1998)

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I'm late to this thread.  I've been ordering takeout/delivery about 2x a week.  I'm trying to do takeout when I can to avoid GrubHub, etc. taking their big commission from the restaurant.  Even if you use the phone number from GrubHub site to phone in an order, GrubHub gets a cut, so you must go to the phone number on the restaurant website.  Even Google might yield just the GrubHub phone number.  When I say GrubHub, I mean GH, DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc.  Check out this article:  

"It's Time To Order Directly from Restaurants Again" by Elizabeth Yuko on lifehacker.com

Since the lockdown we've tried to stick with mom-and-pops mostly.  I've been to:

  • Stone Hot Pizza - Clarendon.  I really like their pizza and I want them to stay in business.  Went there 2x.  Mushrooms and peppers.
  • Big Buns Ballston - Went there 2x.  First time burgers were great as usual.  2nd time not as great.  Love their wine offerings - served in a soda cup.  Good value.
  • Lost Dog North Arlington - Husband doesn't like Stone Hot so he orders pizza here.  Nice thing about carryout is we don't have to eat from the same place.
  • TNR Cafe - beef with broccoli good as usual.  Sweet and sour pork - not so great.  Their sweet and sour is hit or miss.
  • Crystal Thai - goong pad eggplant, fried calamari, drunken spaghetti.  Picked up, traveled well but we live only 5 minutes away
  • Ted's Bulletin Ballston - chicken parmesan is great.  Two patties of chicken parm plus fettucine, garlic toast and side salad.  Big hit with us!  Went there 2x.  If you order pickup from their website, you get a free pop tart.  Their instructions for getting free pop tart doesn't work, but when you pick up the order, tell them and they will give you the pop tart.  I had the blueberry cheesecake version and wow, like a big shortbread sandwich cookie.
  • La Union - just as good as dining in.  Trio enchiladas and combo enchilada/taco/burrito.
  • Greek Taverna - just as good as dining in.  We ordered the Taverna Specials.  A little bit far but worth it.

Future takeouts include Maya Bistro, Tupelo Honey, Hunan Gate, XO Taste, Masala Express.

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