Try These Family-Style Meals to Go
Takeout options exploded during quarantine. Some are so popular they may be here to stay.
Javier and Christiana Candon are big on Sunday suppers at their family home in Arlington. Their Spanish eatery in Ballston is providing similar meals for your table on any day you choose. Try the Chuleton de Buey dinner featuring 32 ounces of Black Angus bone-in rib-eye steak ($90) or the Pollo Asado option of a whole roasted chicken ($40). Both meals serve two to three people and include sides of mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. Also supremely shareable are the seven house paellas ($48-$90), with proteins such as rabbit, duck, chicken chorizo, monkfish, shellfish and whole Maine lobster in various combinations. For an extra $12, you can donate a meal to the restaurant’s Meals of Hope campaign for frontline workers. And for $80, you can stock your wine fridge with a Warrior’s Wine Box, which includes four sommelier-selected bottles (check SER’s social media feeds for the scoop on virtual wine tastings). House-made sangrias (red, white or sparkling) are also sold by the liter for takeout ($25). // 1110 N. Glebe Road (Ballston), Arlington
Consider it the food version of a big hug. The Little City trattoria is offering cook-at-home meal kits featuring chef Gabe Thompson’s house-made pastas by the pound ($12-$14) and marinara or beef Bolognese sauce by the quart ($18-$24). Each meal package serves four and comes with cooking instructions.
While you’re at it, sneak in a slice of Katherine Thompson’s to-die-for olive oil cake ($10) or chocolate budino ($9). You won’t be sorry; Katherine is a “Pastry Chef of the Year” finalist in this year’s RAMMY Awards. And for the grown-ups? Start the evening off right with a batch of roasted-orange Negroni cocktails ($40), which includes enough for four or five stiff drinks. As you’re placing your order, check the box to buy an extra dinner for a first responder or caregiver ($8) and share the love. // 124 N. Washington St., Falls Church