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Taste Five: Grab it and Go

Drive-thrus are greasy. TV dinners are unappetizing. Going out to eat takes too much energy. All you really want is a homecooked meal, but who has time for that? That’s where Super Suppers comes in handy. The little storefront in Lakewood Shopping Center has made it their business to help neighbors get dinner on the table-quickly and easily. “Everybody’s got too much to do and too little time, so we’re catering to busy people,” says owner Christine Calhoun. Super Suppers is best known for its nightly sessions, a countainer of diced onions with the appropriate-sized measuring cup is at the ready. These sessions are still the best value, Calhoun says, but she has found that her customers need more flexibility. Now, they can stop in pretty much any time of the day to make meals, or for just a couple more bucks more, simply grab one already made from the freezer. And for those last-minute folks who don’t have time to thaw, Calhoun recently added a refrigerator with oven-ready entrees, desserts and handmade salads.

Five more places to grab-and-go

1 SKIP THE WAIT
At this popular spot, it takes at least an hour to get a table after 7 p.m. or so on any given night, but if you call in your gourmet pizza order, it will be ready to go in minutes.
Fireside Pies
2820 N. Henderson

2 HOT OFF THE GRILL
If you’re craving Mexican but can’t stomach a drive-thru, walk up to this window and take home an assortment of tacos with fresh meat and ingredients.
La Parrillada
7260 Gaston

3 SMORGASBORD
It’s the perfect place for people with warring taste buds. Grab a pre-made meal that’s already packaged, or try a little something from each of the chefs’ stations.
Eatzi’s
3403 Oak Lawn

4 EASY ITALIAN
The to-go window with its reserved parking spot beckons, so take advantage. Anything on the menu can be picked up here.
Carrabba’s
1901 Abrams Parkway

5 FRESH FROM THE OVEN
Pick up pre-made salads and sandwiches with premium bakery bread, and don’t miss out on the yummy cookies, pastries and muffins.
Empire Baking Co.
5614 E. University


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By |2011-02-24T16:23:38-05:00August 1st, 2007|Delicious, Food and Drink, Restaurants|0 Comments

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Keri Mitchell
KERI MITCHELL is an Advocate editor and reporter, and also an East Dallas resident and parent of a student at Dallas ISD's Mata Montessori. Email kmitchell@advocatemag.com or follow twitter.com/thequotablelife.