Sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to cook, either because of daylight savings time or time-gobbling time-goblins. Squeeze out all the hours from your day-rag with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet prepared meals at P.U.F.F., in Greenville.
P.U.F.F. (which stands for Pick Up Fine Food) keeps hardworking day-jobbers from going to bed hungry with a broad menu of ready-to-cook entrees, sandwich platters, soups, and more—all made from local ingredients sans preservatives. Drawing on many closely guarded family recipes written in cryptic, future-predicting quatrains, chefs/owners Peter and Sydney Lickle Jordan conjure an ever-changing array of delicacies that can be taken home, immediately popped into the oven, and then eaten without cutting into time that could be better spent whittling new TV remote controls. Entrees change daily, but diners will usually find Peter Jordan's award-winning crab cakes on the menu, along with comfort fare such as the braised short ribs or shepherd’s pie. More creative connoisseurs will relish the flavor symphony of the pork roast escorted by an armada of apple-cranberry stuffing. Herbivores, meanwhile, can secure substantial sustenance with the grilled-veggie lasagna. Entrees are generally priced around $15.
Along with sparing exhausted people the hassle of chopping their own vegetables and shooting their own buffalo, P.U.F.F.'s permanent menu can also cater to birthday parties, arraignments, and other special occasions. Appetizers such as the chicken quesadillas ($11.95/eight) or the mini crab cakes ($16.95/dozen) liven up family reunions with small-handed relatives, while P.U.F.F.’s signature sandwiches—such as the Hagley, a bed of thinly sliced roast beef luxuriating in horseradish sauce—make for a hearty lunch or lighter dinner. Quiches ($4.95/slice, $27.50/whole) and soups ($6.95–$7.95/pint), such as traditional beef vegetable or the pumpkin mushroom, add a delicate-grace note to any feast. P.U.F.F also soothes itchy sweet teeth with a wide variety of desserts, including custom cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.
- Short for Pick Up Fine Food, P.U.F.F., in One Greenville Crossing, is a saving grace for those who don’t have time to make meals. Chefs use local ingredients, and they never add preservatives. The large menu is ever-changing – Delaware Today