favourite item of food you've ordered in lockdown

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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:08 am

not asking for your favourite restaurant or favourite item of food in general that you've ordered, what's the number one thing that some restaurant or takeaway near you completely knocks out of the park and you're salivating just thinking of it right now

for me it's the saag ponir at the best local Indian, somehow much creamier than I've experienced elsewhere, has a sauce that doesn't come with their saag aloo, which is also delicious. very glad to have this place in the next town over, I'm spending the pandemic in the middle of nowhere and my options are very limited (a bunch of mediocre to relatively good Indians, one Greek restaurant outside of my regular price range, one okayish Chinese, lots of abysmal pizza and fried chicken). may bump this thread w/ a picture next time I order

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Postby Grendel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:08 am

Manakeesh

I just call it Lebanese pizza tho
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Postby big zorb » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:09 am

korean fried chicken or else some really good za
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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:25 am

what toppings mate
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Postby Grendel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:27 am

Za'atar & Cheese and Spinach, Chicken & Cheese
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Postby WAC » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:35 am

For my birthday last summer I got the 100 day aged prime ribeye from Grill 23.

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Postby light rail coyote » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:39 am

there's a teriyaki place that just opened a few blocks from my apartment that makes the most amazing spicy chicken sub. it's so much food but i've gotten it multiple times a month since they opened because it's so good.
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Postby big zorb » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:39 am

Sports Fan of the Year wrote:what toppings mate


anchovy, roasted garlic, basil
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:35 am

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This Italian hoagie from Potato Chips Deli. I've been obsessed with it since I first ordered it. I was actually planning to get it again for lunch today.
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Postby shark week » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:44 am

probably the beef stroganoff from the Russian place 10 min walk from my house

also always getting the sweet blini for dessert
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Postby razzle » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:56 am

Since ive moved to Mexico city, ive eaten an el pastor gringa once a week at least
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Postby swamp angel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:58 am

razzle wrote:Since ive moved to Mexico city, ive eaten an el pastor gringa once a week at least


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Postby wuk » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:58 am

Dry chili chicken from chengdu impression
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Postby Fine Wine » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:59 am

i eated mac and cheese
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Postby Milquetoaster Strudels » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:00 pm

Damn yeah probably the best thing I've gotten is the peasant pelmini dumplings from Moscow on the Hill, which are beef and pork stuffed in a bed of mushroom sauce and then baked with a layer of cheese. Their stroganoff is super good too, but I'm thinking about thos dumplings

That, or else these potato churros that were perfectly crisp on the outside and perfectly creamy within. Sucks the place is owned by trash assholes
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Postby joe » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:06 pm

these mini-blueberry cheesecakes that i crave so much that i stopped ordering regular food from this place so i would stop ordering the cheesecake
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Postby nosebleeds » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:09 pm

Peruvian rotisserie chicken from D'Candela in Chicago.
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Postby big zorb » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:13 pm

razzle wrote:Since ive moved to Mexico city, ive eaten an el pastor gringa once a week at least


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Postby joe » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:17 pm

for something that's not desert: lamb shank biryani or maybe the mole negro that i'm still thinking about from last week. the good food around isn't helping me keep my meat consumption down :/
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Postby Merciel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:21 pm

If it has to be lockdown-specific, then the garlic potato rolls from Chicken Scratch. They're these incredibly light and airy potato rolls brushed with garlic confit and sprinkled with superfine parsley salt. Kermit loves them too, so much so that he made me ask the restaurant for the recipe, and to my amazement they actually gave it to us. So now I can do a pretty good dupe at home, which is nice because this place is just a temporary ghost kitchen and it'll probably go away in the next few months as the pandemic clears.
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Postby Dr. Munir Xochipillicueponi Quetzalkanbalam » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:22 pm

this place started during the pandemic

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Postby Dr. Munir Xochipillicueponi Quetzalkanbalam » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:28 pm

the pandemic side hustles here have been amazing honestly. lots of talented chefs and bakers doing pop ups, deliveries, house pick ups. some of the best food i've had has been in the past year.
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Postby Milquetoaster Strudels » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:28 pm

Oh yeah the birria torta I got from Petite Leon might actually be the.best now that I'm thinking about it
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Postby That Demon Life » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:35 pm

Probably a Duran's carne adovada burrito with red and green chile.
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Postby fester » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:36 pm

i came here to say pizza
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Postby becky » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:36 pm

we started ordering from a new thai place that has become our undisputed COVID takeout king, but I keep ordering different stuff every time because it's all been so good. I guess the kra pao is probably my favorite
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Postby sordid affair » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:37 pm

we actually haven't ordered that much food

but i have been baking a lot of bread and bread-adjacent items for friends across the area and dropping it on their porches

maybe somewhere someone is thinking that they cheesy bun i brought them is the best thing they had delivered during the pandemic
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Postby fester » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:43 pm

my wife keeps ordering katsu burger

i don't know if it's a widespread menu item but it's a burger where the patty is panko breaded and deep fried

it's a good thing i met her before she met katsu burger or i'd have no chance
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Postby CudNylon » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:48 pm

A Cheesecake Factory opened up and I've maybe been one or twice in my life so I ordered a mango key lime cheesecake and banana cream cheesecake and gosh dang were those good.
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Postby brent » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:56 pm

i don’t think anything has really blown my mind but my go-to gyro joint started doing these massive family meals during quarantine that i’ve gotten multiple times

it rules and it lasts us like 4 days
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