Take-out Fake-out

Take-out Fake-out: Chicken Lo Mein

November 12, 2013
Chicken Lo Mein

There are some days that only the ringing of the door bell can fix. Assuming the person on the other side of that door is holding a large brown bag full of an oil-drenched sodium bomb. Or a margarita. (And one day, I’ll bring that dream of a margarita delivery service to life. Or at [...]

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Eggs Benedict con Queso

February 26, 2013
Eggs Benedict con Queso

Hi, my name is– Queso! QUESO!! KAY-SOOOO!!!! That’s kind of what happens when we go to Austin. We stop by the original Kerbey Lane Cafe at least once… a day. And before the server can even get his or her name out, my husband is already reaching for his tranquilizer gun. So maybe it’s not [...]

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Take-Out Fake-Out: Chicken Relleno (and Burgers Relleno)

September 15, 2010
Chicken Relleno

One of my favorite places to grab lunch near the Foodie Groom’s office is Cafe Red Onion. With the world’s best collection of Tex-Mex restaurants within 5 minutes in any direction of our house, their “Latin fusion” really stands out. The food is incredibly fresh and every plate that comes out of the kitchen is [...]

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Panko Crusted Sushi: The Alaska Roll

January 4, 2010
Panko-Crusted Alaska Roll

One of our favorite splurge meals is sushi. I like to make it at home but I love going out for sushi. And while I love the variety of the restaurant-specific interpretation of sushi rolls, I’m completely content with an ice cold platter of mini-slabs of fresh fish in front of me. The Foodie Groom? [...]

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Take-out Fake-out: Mongolian Beef

May 10, 2009
Mongolian Beef

There are just some dishes I don’t think about making at home because there are plenty of times when going out is just plain worth it – especially considering someone else gets to do the dishes! Like sushi. While we do make sushi at home occasionally, I like that at a restaurant I can order [...]

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Take-out Fake-out: Potstickers

May 7, 2007

The potsticker is one of my husband’s favorite Asian dishes. There is only one restaurant on our regularly-considered list of dining establishments that serves potstickers – and unfortunately, since the Texas heat doesn’t exactly provide the ideal climate for the Money Tree to grow wild, it’s a bit pricey and hard to justify for a [...]

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Take-out Fake-out: California Rolls

April 29, 2007
California Rolls

Sometimes the best way to get into the water is to accept that it’s going to be cold and dive right in. Other times call for the more gradual dip-your-toes-in-first method. The latter is how I see my husbands experience with sushi (I fall somewhere in between). He’s not a big fan of the raw [...]

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Take-out Fake-out: Pork Fried Rice

April 22, 2007
Pork fried rice

Eating out has its benefits: someone else gets to take out the garbage and do the dishes. Eating out has its downfalls: it’s gets pricey and there is no way to control how much fat goes into the dish. A recent study conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest called to attention [...]

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