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mrsdebdav May 19, 2011 07:26 AM

Hi all,
My family is getting together Saturday afternoon to celebrate a new job for one of us and birthdays for two of us. We'll be 10 people (no little kids).
I'm veg, most of us are at least somewhat healthful-eater types.
I usually cook, and have also done PF Chang's take out. Don't want to do either of those options. Pizza also not gonna work. Want festive, sorta upscale and variety.
Oh, and no beef, pork or shellfish.
I'm out of time and ideas. I want to bring everything in. Cost not really a factor but, since it's only a day and half away, I gotta do something quick and local.
I live in Scarsdale.
Who's brought in good stuff from local to where I live?
TIA!

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    mrsdebdav May 19, 2011 06:05 PM

    Thanks again to all.'Went to Standing Room Only this afternoon, but it was too late to order what I wanted. Went to Balducci, looked quickly at the catering menu, asked how much notice they need (24 hours), so plan on going there tomorrow morning with my list.
    I really, really appreciate everyone's input. Sometimes ya just can't do it on your own!

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      mrsdebdav May 23, 2011 06:46 PM

      Wound up going with Balducci. All I can say is, not cheap (but prob cheaper than SRO), much more flexible in terms of requests (as in please slice the chicken breasts into 6 or so pieces - flummoxed SRO but Balducci took the request in stride). Asked to have the sutffed portobellos sliced - again no prob. Turns out the person who took my order (Robert) was the person who delivered the order. Lovely guy. No issues. NO PROBLEMS!. When you're paying for convenience as well as good product, I would say without hesitation that Balducci delivers value. I'll use them again. Thanks, Robert! (If you see this!!).

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      Westjanie May 19, 2011 02:29 PM

      Tangerine Thai in Tuckahoe.

      Japanese.

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        rkaene May 19, 2011 01:10 PM

        Cheesecake factory- salads, summer rolls, chicken wraps.

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          MRS May 19, 2011 12:10 PM

          What about bringing in Mexican from Vega? You could do a variety of stuff that would allow you to avoid beef, pork and shellfish and you could do some fun drinks ( adult and non-alcoholic, too) Your own little custom build fiesta!

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            foodiemom10583 May 19, 2011 08:25 AM

            We enjoy Calcutta Wrap and Roll. It's very reasonable Indian food with lots of good veg and chicken options. Depending on which side of Scarsdale you're on, it could be just a couple of minutes down Popham/Ardsley Road to pick it up. They also deliver.
            calcuttawrapandroll.net/

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              Maryld May 19, 2011 08:33 AM

              Speaking of Indian, Ambadi in White Plains delivers to Scarsdale. You can find their menu at
              http://www.ambadi-usa.com/

              The owner is the son of the (former) Bengal Tiger's owner.

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              Bengal Tiger
              140 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601

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                mrsdebdav May 19, 2011 08:52 AM

                Hi girls,
                So appreciate the input.
                Indian is not going to work. I love it, son doesn't. He's the honoree. We also have a veg Indian place right in Hartsdale so I could go that way at least for part of the food.
                Shiraz is a possibility, apple, but Nikos is closer. Good idea - might do some of that.
                SRO was also on my mind, as is Balducci's, Morton Williams for some salads and sushi and/or wings.
                Any other ideas - pls keep 'em coming. Thanks again - Gal Chows Rock!

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                  Maryld May 19, 2011 09:03 AM

                  I just read on Lohud that Hash-O Nash, the Middle Eastern restaurant, opened up on Mamaroneck Ave . The food looks highly edible in the photos. Apparently, they also offer some "American" items such as hickory smoked brisket.

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              valerie May 19, 2011 08:02 AM

              What about Standing Room Only? Not cheap, but pretty good. Not sure how much notice they need, though.

              1. applesauce23 May 19, 2011 07:51 AM

                Shiraz (Persian restaurant) does take out. Hope this helps.

                http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/nyr...

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