Help needed for happy hour food (in office) - Center City
I need serious help here. I'm in charge of getting food for our in-office Happy Hour this Friday night (5pm). We haven't had one in about a year, everyone's looking forward to it, and unfortunately the food will be a reflection of my abilities as I will not be there.
In the past, we have typically bought "nibbly things" from Trader Joe's, but I want to "up" it a bit. Everything must be room temperature; we have no ability to heat/warm items, and have limited refrigerator space.
My budget is $130 for about 25 people. I'm thinking the "main" items can be from RTM or maybe Primo's for small hoagies. Any other ideas for food purveyors that will work? Thanks.
I'd go with your Primo's idea. $130 is not a lot of money to feed 25 people, but a hoagie tray will do it, and you can choose several varieties so that everyone's tastes are accommodated. And of course, Primo's makes awesome hoagies...
I'm going to have to agree with the Cheese selection. Downtown cheese in the RTM is very tasty and pretty affordable. I've found them to be quite helpful putting togerther options to work in a certain budget. You could pair it with some sliced breads from Le Bus or Metropolitan, maybe some raisin nut?
There's also a Greek vendor across from Olympic Gyro that sells a lot of little tasty treats. You could stock up on some hummus, pita, grape leaves, spinach pie, baklavah, etc. Could be another fun option.