I didn’t want to tell you all about Cook Out coming to town. There were plenty of ways to spin it, and I used all of them. But, I also didn’t hide the truth. It’s cheap and tasty, the everyday food that people generally look forward to (until they step on the bathroom scale). The NC chain is going to have lines into the street on Quioccasin even after they add more Richmond locations. So, to make sure your trips to the West End are fruitful when you drive past Cook Out feeling exasperated, here are three reasons you should have been getting your take-out near Regency Mall for years now instead of lining up like lemmings at the drive-thru for bags of heart attacks wrapped in Bible tracts.
Mediterranean Bakery and Deli
Part market, part sit-down cafe, but most notably a deli counter with to-die-for prepared foods that you’ll want to cart home by the pound and never cook again. And the falafel sandwich, one of the best in Richmond, you’ll eat that in the car on the way home. The frenzied togo food experience may be a guilty pleasure that few of us admit to. But this fine falafel will be less shame inducing than the Cook Out experience. (more…)