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Recommendations for good takeout near Anderson Ln./Burnett

crippstom Apr 4, 2008 11:27 PM

Doing a picnic for my friends bday Saturday and looking for something I may not have thought of in that area. I've considered Alborz(although I'm not familiar w/Persian food)and I'm always up for a good taco truck.

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    mkwng RE: crippstom Apr 5, 2008 07:42 AM

    All within five minutes:

    Sarah's Mediterranean Market at Burnet/N Loop for great falafel, kebabs, and shawarma. A sack of burgers or fried chicken from Top Notch. Chicken from El Regio on Ohlen at 183 (small window next to the convenience store). Fuegos, at N Lamar near Anderson.

    Alborz is worth a trip, but I've only ever had the buffet.

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      crippstom RE: mkwng Apr 5, 2008 08:10 AM

      Thanks mkwng. I was looking at Sarah's as I haven't had a shawarma in quite a while.

    2. amysuehere RE: crippstom Apr 7, 2008 06:19 AM

      Upper Crust is my favorite picnic spot. Their tuna on sourdough is a favorite of mine. Just barely enough mayo to bind it. Plus you gotta love the choc cupcakes with the chunk of chocolate in the middle.

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        cdk007 RE: crippstom Apr 7, 2008 04:42 PM

        Have you tried Grapevine market? They have a great deli, it is rather inexpensive and some great salads & wraps/sandwiches. I have been making it a Saturday regular visit. My favorite is the italian wrap, all the sandwiches come with a bunch of grapes. They have a great salad w/blue cheese, sun-dried tomatos & red peppers - can't remember the name. They serve from 11 - 3pm, and will do it to go - just order at the cash registers. Seems like it is sort of a "loss leader" - they are hoping you will buy wine while you are there (usually works)...but the best part is the free wine tasting while you wait for you food!

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          crippstom RE: cdk007 Apr 7, 2008 07:18 PM

          Thanks hounds. We didn't get to have the picnic Sat. but there's always another time. I think this post should give incentive for many picnics as some of my favorite parks are close by.

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