Plague Diary, May 20, 2020

COVID / Plague Diaries / Uncategorized

True confession.

Everyday I get up and hear about everyone’s elaborate pandemic baking and their fancy home-prepared meals. And though I’ve done a little both, honestly I’ve gotten a lot of takeout over the last twelve weeks. Like, a lot of takeout. Like from all of my favorite local restaurants. Like multiple days of the week.

And what I want to tell you is that takeout is awesome. And it’s oftentimes more cost-effective than cooking for one. And I get to support my favorite businesses. And I don’t have to fret about trying to, say, make sushi at home. And I love to cook, but I mostly love to cook for other people. And it’s just too depressing to make something elaborate and not have people over to eat it with.

Everybody has their interests, their limitations and their level of comfort. I get that a lot of people aren’t comfortable eating food not prepared in their own kitchens right now, but did you know that most of your favorite restaurants are doing takeout? Even the fancy ones that usually don’t?

I mean, for real, takeout, y’all. It’s so good. It’s one of the only true, constant bright lights in these dark times. And bonus: it’s 100% one of the most delicious ways to keep your friends employed and stimulate your local economy.

FYI: tonight is Carrburritos night and seriously, I cannot wait.That is all. P

icture today is of Rocky’s, a particular favorite diner of mine up in Brevard, NC, taken just before Christmas, back when eating in was a thing we did. They have delicious chocolate milkshakes (and cheeseburgers, etc) there and it’s harder than you think to find a decent chocolate takeout milkshake around these parts

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