As the old saying goes: "If you give a man a fish, he'll say he ordered the pancakes. If you teach a man to cook, he'll stop mooching all your fish." For $20, today’s Groupon to Entrées to Go will teach you to prepare two gourmet half-sized entrees (a $42 value), which you'll then get to take home, cook, and eat at your leisure. Each half-sized entree feeds two to three people. Pre-assembly is available for $15 for the time-crunched, and delivery is also available for a fee ($15+, depending on proximity) for the really, really time-crunched.
To get started, peruse Entrées to Go's menu of classic American, Asian, and Italian dishes. The menu changes each month, but December entrees include chicken marsala, almond encrusted tilapia, and tomato basil soup in a bread bowl. Once you've made your selection, call ahead to make your reservation. When you arrive, the friendly, accommodating staff will guide you to a preparing station stocked with all the ingredients you’ve requested, as well as optional surprise ingredients such as "love" and "Grandma's secret." The staff will show you how to assemble your two dishes just the way you like them. Pack them up and take them home for immediate consumption, or freeze them for future use either as sustenance or trebuchet fodder during castle sieges.
Besides tasting better, costing less, and saving time on grocery shopping and dirty dishes, a cooking session with Entrées to Go is a fun activity for couples that doesn't involve another awkward double date with your postman.
- The store and food stations are immaculate and the menu options they offer were delicious. – Jessica F., Yelp
- The menu changes every month, and there's always good stuff. I save a ton of money by not running out to eat, and I'm not buying all sorts of groceries that end up going to waste before I use them. – Bikerchic, Kudzu