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    Post #1 - December 16th, 2020, 6:38 pm
    Post #1 - December 16th, 2020, 6:38 pm Post #1 - December 16th, 2020, 6:38 pm
    If you've seen my posts about the recent One Off Hospitality subscription, I'm really happy with the idea of an almost-completed high-end meal I can get out in the hinterlands.

    I know I could drive into the city to pick up a meal from some of my favorite restaurants, but I'm just not downtown, like, ever. 30-60 minutes each way is just a pain. Meeting me partway, like One Off did in Northbrook (and Oak Park), and Sun Wah did in Wilmette (even though that had some snags), are exactly what I'm looking for.

    Basically, if it's between I94 and US53 east-west, and IL22 and I90 north-south, it's probably in range. The idea that One Off had with once-a-week drop-offs was particularly cool: it sort of made date night come back again.

    Does anyone know of providers who will be doing such deliveries? I've been scouring Tock's email and Eater, but I'm not seeing anything recently. I'm thinking that the holidays may be cutting into that right now, but I'm hoping some more items show up.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #2 - December 16th, 2020, 6:44 pm
    Post #2 - December 16th, 2020, 6:44 pm Post #2 - December 16th, 2020, 6:44 pm
    For that matter, where are the food trucks? Do any of them get out to the burbs?
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #3 - December 17th, 2020, 10:12 am
    Post #3 - December 17th, 2020, 10:12 am Post #3 - December 17th, 2020, 10:12 am
    A few weeks ago Manny's had some pickup stations in the suburbs.
    I also seem to recall that Rick Bayless's operations did a suburban thing a few weeks ago, as well.
    While the One-Off meal thing is complete, Publican has been offering various products, not meals, with suburban pick up locations.

    That's all I can recall.
  • Post #4 - December 17th, 2020, 10:34 am
    Post #4 - December 17th, 2020, 10:34 am Post #4 - December 17th, 2020, 10:34 am
    Jonah wrote:A few weeks ago Manny's had some pickup stations in the suburbs.

    Manny's is running suburban drop offs through @dwellsocial
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #5 - December 17th, 2020, 11:29 am
    Post #5 - December 17th, 2020, 11:29 am Post #5 - December 17th, 2020, 11:29 am
    There is a lobster sandwich truck making the rounds in the suburbs. We tried it but the sandwich was very expensive and it was sort of bland.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #6 - December 17th, 2020, 11:35 am
    Post #6 - December 17th, 2020, 11:35 am Post #6 - December 17th, 2020, 11:35 am
    On the food truck front, I did see that there are a bunch of trucks that will be appearing at the Kohl's Children's Museum's Kohlights festival this and next weekend (starting Dec 18, 2020), but the $25 (timed ticketed) admission fee just to grab dinner seems prohibitive.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #7 - December 17th, 2020, 12:08 pm
    Post #7 - December 17th, 2020, 12:08 pm Post #7 - December 17th, 2020, 12:08 pm
    I don't know how much longer they are going to be doing it, but the Evanston Rotary since the pandemic started has been doing a movie drive up in the parking lot of a car dealership. It is more family oriented films, but they always have at least one restaurant there. All of the money raised goes towards the pandemic. They just had one last week.
  • Post #8 - December 17th, 2020, 1:29 pm
    Post #8 - December 17th, 2020, 1:29 pm Post #8 - December 17th, 2020, 1:29 pm
    You can pick up meals from the Alinea group's restaurants (Alinea, Next, Roister, St Clair Supper Club) at the Chalet nursery in Wilmette, right off the Edens. For those in the western suburbs, they also offer pickups in Willowbrook. Details are on their Tock listing, where you can make your reservation.

    I've done Alinea To Go three times this year, and posted about my experiences (including one pickup at Chalet) - all positive - in the Alinea topic.
    Last edited by nsxtasy on December 18th, 2020, 8:36 am, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #9 - December 17th, 2020, 1:33 pm
    Post #9 - December 17th, 2020, 1:33 pm Post #9 - December 17th, 2020, 1:33 pm
    Some more, from 16”OC: https://www.16ocpickup.com/shop/food
  • Post #10 - December 17th, 2020, 4:13 pm
    Post #10 - December 17th, 2020, 4:13 pm Post #10 - December 17th, 2020, 4:13 pm
    I don't know the details but per an email, Parachute is offering a holiday meal kit that will be available for pick up in Glenview on 12/23.

    =R=
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  • Post #11 - December 18th, 2020, 8:17 am
    Post #11 - December 18th, 2020, 8:17 am Post #11 - December 18th, 2020, 8:17 am
    I have not tried this yet, but I thought about it when I saw that some of the pickup locations were in the northwest suburbs.

    https://dwellsocial.com/
  • Post #12 - December 22nd, 2020, 2:44 pm
    Post #12 - December 22nd, 2020, 2:44 pm Post #12 - December 22nd, 2020, 2:44 pm
    nsxtasy wrote:You can pick up meals from the Alinea group's restaurants (Alinea, Next, Roister, St Clair Supper Club) at the Chalet nursery in Wilmette, right off the Edens.

    Century-old Wilmette nursery partners with Chicago’s Alinea restaurants for curbside pickup (Tribune)

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