Catering a party involves delegating an important task to an experienced professional, like commissioning a colossal statue or tearing down an impulsively constructed colossal statue. Leave complex cookery to the pros with today’s Groupon to Piatti Pronti in Arlington Heights. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get four prepared Italian meals (a $47.80 value).
- For $20, for $40 worth of catering trays. Call ahead to place a catering order.
A recipient of the 2010 Emerging Business of the Year award, Piatti Pronti creates fresh, authentic Italian fare for at-home group dining and carryout feasts. Today’s catering option serves 8–10 dinner guests signature dishes such as the giambotta sausage with peppers and potatoes, or the penne with marinara or bolognese, all of which provide human fuel for party guests before the traditional gladiatorial matches that determine the evening’s designated drivers. Smaller gatherings chow down on four freshly crafted Chef Lucia's Heat & Eat Italian meals, such as chicken parmagiana, spaghetti and meatballs, or savory pot roast cavorting with an entourage of vegetables and potatoes.
Piatti Pronti is the creation of Chef Lucia Biscaglio, an accomplished pasta jockey whose background includes a degree from Le Cordon Bleu and working alongside Food Network mainstay Ted Allen. Chef Biscaglio specializes in the kind of communal culinary work that instantly improves family reunions, graduation parties, and annual triathlons that are sadly lacking in poolside meatball arrangements.
40 years ago, the initials heading C&D Towing stood for the Cicero & Devon Texaco gas and service station, founded by brothers Val and Joe Strumberger. Today they've come to stand for "Capable and Dependable," the values carried by the tow truck drivers who rescue cars and trucks of all sizes from a future spent trying fruitlessly to hitch a ride from passing semis. Along with gently rolling vehicles onto a fleet of handsome red trucks, C&D's technicians can protect and resuscitate them with services including jumpstarts, tire changes, seasonal safety checks, and electrical work.