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Take out that travels well?

chowser Feb 20, 2014 02:29 PM

We ski in Penn every weekend and stay up in Gettysburg, town of less than mediocre restaurants for the most part. My husband has been coming up and trying to bring dinner from the NoVa area but it can be hours before we eat. Banh mi work well, roasted duck/char su/etc from Great Wall and then we supplement up there w/ hot foods. But, I'd love other options. We have access to a microwave but can't do too much ore too big of a dish. Where would you go (from beltway up 270) to get take out dinner that can sit for a few hours? Pasties might work from Vienna. Things along those lines.

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    Steve RE: chowser Feb 20, 2014 03:15 PM

    Chubby's bbq in Emmitsburg. The chopped pork ia A-1.

    Gettysburg is a Chow-free zone.

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      chowser RE: Steve Feb 21, 2014 05:44 AM

      Chubby's is fine once in a while and we do that but you can only eat so much overpriced barbecue. Gettysburg really is chow-free, once Roman Inn closed (unfortunate name but the owner was from NYC/Jersey and had the best pizza I've had in this wide area). That's why we've been trying to bring in take out from the NoVa, MoCo area. There is a Wegmans along the way but we'd like good food, outside of DC Sandwich shop.

      Any place closer to the beltway for buon cuon, meat filled buns, etc, anyone? I'm thinking even something like Cafe Assorti but not as much of a drive.

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        Bob W RE: chowser Feb 21, 2014 07:41 AM

        Glad I'm not the only one who thinks Chubby's is overpriced. But it's worth an occasional stop. Actually, the best food in the area is the pies at the Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont.

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          chowser RE: Bob W Feb 21, 2014 08:26 AM

          I drive by there and wonder if it's worth making a trip. Thanks for the heads up. I'll have my husband stop by on the way. Any particular pie?

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            Bob W RE: chowser Feb 21, 2014 09:05 AM

            Not sure if it's open this time of year. We have always stopped in summertime, when the peach pies are flying out the door!

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      Doh RE: chowser Feb 20, 2014 06:57 PM

      Moby Dick or Taylor Gourmet maybe?

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        chowser RE: Doh Feb 21, 2014 05:47 AM

        I like Moby Dick--anything that travels well and is good a few hours out? I have not been to Taylor Gourmet but something along those lines would be perfect, closer to the NoVa beltway or 270? It's already close to a two hour drive and we do it every weekend so I'd rather not add another hour to it.

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        laststandchili RE: chowser Feb 21, 2014 05:39 AM

        2nd Chubbys. Their BBQ platters also tend toward enormous. I've always taken a considerable portion of meals there home and the leftovers are microwave friendly.

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          rHairing RE: chowser Feb 21, 2014 07:30 PM

          If Pure Pasties works well then maybe saltenas from Luzmila's in Fall's Church? I'd be tempted to ask about possibilities in Frederick. I'm willing to bet there are some hidden gems but I haven't been there in years.

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            chowser RE: rHairing Feb 23, 2014 05:32 PM

            Fredrick take out is an idea. I have to check that out.

          2. ipsedixit RE: chowser Feb 21, 2014 07:46 PM


            Or how about just pizza in general? Maybe Matchbox?

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              chowser RE: ipsedixit Feb 23, 2014 05:32 PM

              Is Matchbox pizza good after a few hours? I've never tried the pizza there.

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                ipsedixit RE: chowser Feb 23, 2014 06:28 PM

                Well enough, I suppose.

                I've had it in my hotel room several hours after the fact.

            2. hill food RE: chowser Feb 21, 2014 11:34 PM

              I personally love steamed jasmine rice sopping in Thai green curry HOURS later from any decent joint heated in the MW. just get them to use a soup container not those stupid foam clamshells.

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