You may not be able to swap quarantine horror stories at the same table, but you can enjoy girl’s night out safely in the comfort of your own home via Google Hangouts, Zoom and Facetime. Here are some takeout options that pair nicely with a little vino and kvetching.
Nothing will keep you from that “bottle and a board.” Postino offers Date Night-In packs ($25, board of bruschetta, choice of one snack, choice of one salad); Kickback Pack ($45, board of bruschetta, choice of three snacks and a cheese board); Wine To-Go (2-pack, $30; 4-pack, $55). Donations from curbside meals go to the team members not able to work at the moment. And for every board of bruschetta they prepare to-go, Postino will donate a meal to No Kid Hungry. Also, did we say they do virtual happy hours? Check out their Instagram, @postinowinecafe, to find out the latest. Locations in Arcadia, Central Phoenix, Gilbert, Tempe and Scottsdale
Enjoy flatbreads, olive plates, artisanal charcuterie boards and gourmet sandwiches like Smoked Caprese with heirloom tomato, pistachio pesto, moz and Oaxacan chili oil. Perfect for pairing with a bottle from your own stash. 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Ste. 4, Scottsdale
If you are hankering simple fresh fish, it doesn’t get any better than Chula—it’s sustainably sourced and flown in daily. Order filets of anything from swordfish and halibut to scallops and tuna to cook at home. Or enjoy poke bowls and what we, quite frankly, think is one of the most delicious sashimi platters out there. Don’t miss the daily specials, as well, like the Wednesday green chili tuna melt with chimichurri. 8015 E Roosevelt St., Scottsdale; 100 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 172, Phoenix
Chef Richard Hinojosa has always rejected the idea of doing takeout but consider it a blessing because his award-winning crunchy and soft tacos are now available for pickup or delivery—with margaritas! Be still our hearts. Enjoy favorites like the Thai Shrimp with pickled veggies and coconut green curry sauce; Texas Wagyu Steak with soy pickled mushrooms, fresh horseradish and cilantro mojo; Green Chili Chicken with mole verde and jalapeno; Pork Belly with kimchi and sriracha aoli; Garlic Roasted Mushroom with herbed Crow’s Dairy Chèvre and jalapeño. Or order a trio of his famed crunchy beef tacos. Chase with chips, salsa and guac or one of co-owner Jason Morris’ curated beers. Order a taco kit to cook at home or ready-to-go hot food. Free delivery within a two-mile radius. 3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
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