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Carry out (dinner) for an age-diverse crowd

suesaundersDC Mar 26, 2013 12:12 PM

My family is getting together for Easter - the challenges include two octogenarians (one with celiac disease), multiple kids (all under 8) and a pregnant woman (who hasn't been feeling too hot lately). Getting carry out seems like the easiest thing since we can order a bunch of different dishes and hopefully meet everyone's needs. I'd prefer to pick up something in the Friendship Heights area and also don't want to spend a fortune. I know this is a big challenge, but I'm sure some of you brilliant chowhounds can help me out. Thanks!

  1. Chocolatechipkt Mar 28, 2013 09:05 AM

    Do you want Easter-y food or anything? Ordinarily I wouldn't suggest a chain, but Cheesecake Factory is right there, they have a huge menu, and should be good with gluten concerns. Oh, and Clyde's is right there, and they've been excellent with food allergies, IME.

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      suesaundersDC Mar 28, 2013 09:27 AM

      Thank you so much. Yes, it is an Easter dinner. We used to have a pretty good home cooked meal every year, but this year the focus is way more on getting together and way less on the food - as long as it's good enough food and there's something for everyone, no one really minds too much about the details. Both suggestions are great and I wouldn't have thought of either - thanks again!

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