Thanksgiving Dinners: delivery or pickup restaurants
Due to ill health, I am contemplating the easy way out. I am looking for places that will deliver or at least offer cooked dinners for pickup. Wally's Food Company does offer delivery and has an enticing menu; has anyone tried Wally? I have in the past ordered through Waiters on Wheels from St. Francis Hotel and the meal was just OK (as most mass feeding dinners are) and I did in the 80s order a wonderful goose dinner from Via Vende.
Any other suggestions, or ideas? BTW, kudoos to the list owners for the revamping of the website. It's so much easier to read all the entries and the design is great.
Fatted Calf did a T-Day dinner last year that was available for delivery. I didn't try it but the menu looked incredible, and I've been consistently impressed with their offerings. I seem to recall duck stuffed with sausage, foie gras terrines and an assortment of other delicious items. The format was they had a bunch of different goodies available, and you pick the ones that sound best with a minimum order required for delivery.
IIRC, they didn't post the menu until about two weeks before T-Day. You may try emailing them to ask if they intend to do it again this year. The owners are in Italy at a Slow Foods conference so it may take a few days for them to get back to you.
So did you ever find a substitute for Vicolo's pizza?
Anyway, maybe post a general question about Wally's itself if you are curious about the quality of the food in general. People who might have experience with Wally's might not read a Thanksgiving post.
It seems to trump anything I've seen to date in that they deliver to the house. The menu does look good ... well ... I'm considering it ... especially since they deliver to the entire Bay Area including my zipcode ... though it is on the pricy side.
I'm with you on the Fairmont Dinner. Maybe when the November magazine for Waiter on Wheels comes out, there will be other places doing a delivery too.
Obviously, I don't visit Chowhound enough.
How did you remember my inquiry about Vicolo? I guess it's avbl via tracking?
Anyway, I haven't found a replacement but have been buying the Vicolo shells and making my own, usually successfully by memories of their different selections. I love the sweet corn especially in the summertime when supersweet is avlbl at Farmer's Market.
Any suggestions on other places for Chicago pizza?