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Jan 29, 2014 09:27 AM

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

We're having a small party at our house for our daughter's 2nd birthday. I'm expecting about 4 kids and 8 adults. We had a similar sized party last year and got food from Portos. I was happy with Portos but I'm hoping to find something a little closer to Culver City. I'm pregnant this year and I will not have the energy to drive across town that morning.

Any ideas? We need food that would be good for a bunch of 2 year olds and adults alike, without breaking the bank. Portos was perfect for that. Everyone likes potato balls and empanadas!


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      1. Bay Cities Italian Deli. Great Mac and Cheese and moreā€¦

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        1. re: wienermobile

          imho, if one is going to get mac 'n cheese for 2 year olds, you might as well get the stuff from Costco and actually have the meal come in at budget.

        2. Since all children love pizza, what about Pitfire or 800 degrees?

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          1. re: Butter Fight

            imho, respectfully disagree with the recommendation of 800 degrees for take out pizza.

            don't get me wrong.
            i LOVE LOVE LOVE their pizza when it's consumed immediately upon leaving their oven.
            Neapolitan pies, like theirs, are exceptionally poor travelers.
            couple that with the fact that Neapolitan pies are constructed with "fork and knife" eating in mind, they are an especially poor choice for a group of 2 year olds.

            1. re: westsidegal

              Fair point. Consider that suggestion respectfully withdrawn.

              1. re: Butter Fight

                the best time to take two year olds to 800 degrees is at the opening on sunday mornings IN THE RESTAURANT.
                the stroller brigade practically owns the place at that hour.
                the adults are shoveling the food in their mouths as if they haven't had adult food for a week. . . .

          2. what about grand casino bakery? kinda like porto's, just closer.

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            1. re: aizan

              yes, I was considering this. I'll have to look more closely at their prices.