Okay, let's be honest. There are those nights were you just don't want to cook or you just don't want to interact with fellow (wo)mankind. Or maybe you just want to go home and get in your PJs, maybe you are short on time, maybe you're eating at your desk, whatever the case, take-out maybe be just the solution.
We don't get take-out very often, but when we do, we used to just go with what we're craving. But, we quickly found that what we're craving doesn't always make the take-out grade (take out french fries? Blech). So, now we stick to a couple of genres of food. Thai food seems to do well as take-out, we've been happy with take-out from the West Salem Thai Beer and Thai Lotus in Keizer. We also have gotten breakfast take out from both Annette's and Word of Mouth and that seems to work out well. Also, we've found Mexican food makes good take-out.
For me, it's not just about the food, but it's also about the method of delivery. I'm a bit of an environmental nerd, so when it's flimsy styrofoam, I get annoyed. Is it a mess when you open the bag when you get it home? La Margarita Express is one of my favorites for take-out (and eat in!) and packages their take-out in aluminum round containers with a cardboard lid that is very effective and makes for excellent take-out (they also give you a bag of chips and salsa).
Where do you go for take-out? What's your favorite food to take home?