Incredibly Expensive Takeout Food

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What's the most expensive you've ever paid for fast food/takeout? I was with my best friend yesterday at an air show for fleet week (military thing) and she paid 16 dollars for a crab cake. 16 DOLLARS.
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About 30 dollars for the most expensive order (about 4-5 dishes).



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Who can explain Gold Belly?



Who can explain Gold Belly?
From what I understand (possibly wrong), it's a lot like Postmates/Doordash, but in more urban areas, possibly from nicer places? I get the vibe it's a little more affluent. I don't think it's even available here in Pittsburgh, I never hear about it. The only time I do hear about it is on this game show thing set in Los Angeles where it's occasionally the basis for a prize.



Anyway, the most expensive meals I've had have overwhelmingly been places we went to and sat down at. Seems to "give back" a lot of the benefit of that cost to get a really nice meal and have it sit in a container and get driven home and all that.

Takeout can still be expensive but we don't do it much and it's rarely more than $20-30 a person even when we go to a slightly nicer place.



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From what I understand (possibly wrong), it's a lot like Postmates/Doordash, but in more urban areas, possibly from nicer places? I get the vibe it's a little more affluent. I don't think it's even available here in Pittsburgh, I never hear about it. The only time I do hear about it is on this game show thing set in Los Angeles where it's occasionally the basis for a prize.
I was of the notion it was nationwide. The ability to get a local specialty delivered anywhere. I understand being of a certain means and justifying the cost. I donít get who is ordering a philly cheesesteak and expecting it to be worth eating after a plane ride.





Fluffy Japanese pancakes for two: $46, IIRC.

In all fairness, they're pretty delish



Who can explain Gold Belly?
It lets you order any kind of food (baked goods, meals, bagged coffee, etc.) from restaurants, bakeries, etc., across the U.S. The main draw of it is that famous and/or award-winning establishments use it. If you want a deep dish pizza from the most famous pizzeria in Chicago, for instance, Goldbelly lets you do that. I've really only used it for gifts or special occasions, because who has $100 to drop on tamales for a weeknight dinner?

I used it to make my most expensive takeout purchase: $50 set of macarons from a New York bakery for the missus.



who has $100 to drop on tamales for a weeknight dinner?
It depends on what kind of tamales.



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It lets you order any kind of food (baked goods, meals, bagged coffee, etc.) from restaurants, bakeries, etc., across the U.S. The main draw of it is that famous and/or award-winning establishments use it. If you want a deep dish pizza from the most famous pizzeria in Chicago, for instance, Goldbelly lets you do that. I've really only used it for gifts or special occasions, because who has $100 to drop on tamales for a weeknight dinner?

I used it to make my most expensive takeout purchase: $50 set of macarons from a New York bakery for the missus.
That seems like a good deal, unless it was two macarons.



That seems like a good deal, unless it was two macarons.
Heh, there were six and she assures me they were delicious, so overall, a good investment.

We also ordered a New York bagel and cream cheese gift box from there. Another good investment.



Most common places for takeout for my wife and I, keeping in mind that I normally get stuff for the next day

Georgios

https://www.georgiosroastbeefandpizza.com/

Typical order around $100

Super beef for me, regular beef for wife, dogs split junior beef. Plus I get 1 or 2 orders of buffalo chicken Mac and cheese, a s'mores calzone, and usually either a steak bomb or the house fries.

2 Jerks

https://www.2jerksbbq.com/

Typical order around $130

Wifey and I will each get some type of sandwich, I love their horseradish pastrami, and then I'll get buffalo Mac n cheese, brisket mac n cheese, pulled pork Mac n cheese, a large chili, then some combination of wings, sides, and sausage.

Stockholders

https://www.stockholderssteakhouse.com/

Typical order around $150

I get 2 orders of lobster Mac n cheese and an order of steak tips. Wifey gets some kind of fish dinner, and we each get tiramisu. Sometimes appetizers

Bamboo Cafe

https://www.bamboocafebrocktonma.com/

Usually around $120 for Chinese food

J's Flying Pizza

No website, been around forever, they make pizzas in their garage.

Last time I got 7 pizzas for $84-a bargain



Taco Bell

$25-$30

Dogs split a taco, wife has about 3, and I get 5-7.



Last time I did take-out it was about $150 for 11 dominos 1 topping pizzas.