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Recommended Pre-Prepared Food, Delivery, or Takeout for Party

Rianna Mar 5, 2009 12:22 PM

I'm coming into town and hosting a get together for about 10 people. I will be staying in an apartment with a basic kitchen, but will not have time to do a lot of shopping or to prepare the food from scratch. Any advice on how to put together a nice meal most easily? It will be a mid-day meal, but I'd prefer hot food to sandwiches. In other places I know of companies that sell more or less pre-prepared dishes that just need to be cooked (several steps up from a TV dinner, though), and something like that would be ideal. Otherwise, if anyone has suggestions for somewhere between Bethesda and Glover Park, or somewhere not to far from either of those places, that would be great. Thanks!

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    mselectra Mar 5, 2009 01:20 PM

    DC Central Kitchen's "Eat Local, Do Good" frozen meals might work for you: http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/artic...
    They've teamed up with impressive DC chefs, at least. I haven't ever tried it.

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    1. re: mselectra
      Rianna Mar 9, 2009 02:11 PM

      Thanks for the advice!

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      Elyssa Mar 5, 2009 12:33 PM

      There's a Dean and Deluca in Georgetown (not far from Glover Park), who I'm sure can prepare some sort of platter or you can go and get pre-made dishes. Not sure what your budget is they are probably a little bit more then some places.

      And while you are there you can head across the street and pick up some delicious cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake for an after-lunch treat. :)

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