Why anyone would want to pass on the nightly party going on at Jax is a wonder. But since the seats can be difficult to score, there is a plan B. Fill up on the filet mignon of tuna and lobster BLT at your convenience, not theirs.
Warm up a rainy Seattle night by picking up one of chef Tom Douglas’ tagines, haute kebabs, or roasted meats at Lola, his restaurant that riffs on Mediterranean and North African flavors.
Should you find yourself on the way to a wine tour, and hankering for more than a deli sandwich for your picnic, then stop at Mustards Grill, Cindy Pawlcyn’s “deluxe truck stop” for takeout. It’s the only truck stop in America that offers a Mongolian pork chop with sweet and sour red cabbage and housemade mustard.
The good news about ordering takeout from this trendy Brentwood restaurant specializing in raw and rare seafood is that you won’t have to worry about your halibut usuzukuri, salmon sashimi with caviar, or ceviche getting cold on the drive home. Omakase to-go?
In beef-centric Texas, the Austin-based flagship of Eddie V’s focuses on seafood, albeit “prime” seafood. Because sometimes gulf snapper with Jonah crab tastes better in the privacy of your own home. Carnivores don’t fret. There is a lineup of prime grade steaks, too.
If you take out from Georgia Brown's, you'll miss politicians power-lunching (it’s a favorite of President Clinton). But, the plus side is that at home, you'll be able to slip into elastic-waist pants to devour the Carolina Gumbo, Charleston Perlau, and Southern Fried Chicken.
You'll miss the chance for Parc Brasserie's kitchen to send out a complimentary cheese plate as they are wont to do, but you'll save on parking. If the calf's liver is on the menu, order it not just for the divine taste but also because it's a tough dish to master at home.
One of Anna Wintour's favorite midday meals — rare steak — was revealed in The Devil Wears Prada. Can you imagine being the deliveryman from Smith & Wollensky on the order? The pressure.
Skiing or biking down Vail Mountain will ramp up your appetite while depleting your energy levels. Call the village’s most popular restaurant and have it bring their rustic dinners — Colorado lamb, braised beef cheeks, and grilled venison — to your residence.
Lawyers and financiers working late in Midtown East can order anything off of the regular menu at Fred's at Barney's and have the food delivered on china plates. Three cheers for expense accounts!