I don’t know about you, but for the last 40 days, I’ve been longing to sit down at a table somewhere, tell someone what I’d like to eat and drink, and then wait…people-watching, chatting with my fellow diners, until it is placed in front of me. Then, once I’ve finished, have it removed, pay my bill, and go about the rest of my evening.
No shopping, no preparation, no cooking, and no dishes. It sounds like a dream. And while that particular chain of events might still take a week or two to come to fruition, having exhausted all of my culinary abilities over the last few weeks, I’ve taken to ordering in from some of our local restaurants who are offering such a service. It feels good…not only to eat a meal prepared by someone else’s two hands, but to feel a sense of normalcy, to satiate myself with something other than what has become the routine, and more than anything else, to support local businesses and their employees.
So close the door to the fridge and pantry, pick up the phone, and call one of our wonderful restaurants…drive over there, stand in the parking lot, chat with fellow carry-outers, and take home something new, special, and different. Here are our favorites, for whatever mood strikes you.
Top 5 Carry-Out Restaurants in Bozeman
(406) 556-1351- daves-sushi.com
Everyone’s favorite. And sushi will travel well from their front door to yours. Try the Dirty Bird, the Funky Gump, or the John Wayne. Simply call it in, they’ll ask their chef how long it will take to roll them, pull up, pick up, and go home
(406) 404-1270- pizzacampania.net
Wood-fired Italian pizzas…this ain’t Domino’s. They will deliver as well…but will also walk it out to your vehicle when you pull up outside their building…I had the Spaisi Miele the other night and it was the bomb.
I-Ho’s Korean Grill
(406) 404-1653- ihoskoreangrill.com
Bozeman’s favorite noodles, short ribs, and spicy Korean deliciousness, prepared by the cheerful and lovely Iho, herself. They’re open from 12 pm to 6 pm daily.
(406) 404-1599- punkrockburgershop.com
“The best burger in Bozeman.” Handcrafted, unique, locally-owned burger shop. Serious burgers and good people in a fun and funky atmosphere. Try King Vinnie or the Italian Stallion.
(406) 577-2585 blacksmothitalian.com
Beautiful, meticulously prepared cuisine by Chef Cory Dragone. Small plates, large plates, pastas and salads…something for everyone.
So! Make a call or order online, wash your hands, dust off your car keys, and pop out to pick up your dinner tonight. And don’t forget to wash your hands when you get back home.