It’s Not Delivery, It’s Michel Richard

Photo Courtesy of Central

For me, getting take-out for dinner seems a bit like admitting defeat. I know how to cook and hate to pay for food, but sometimes I’m just lazy. To add insult to injury, I usually don’t feel fulfilled by my take-out. Lukewarm pad thai, greasy pizza and mistaken orders usually get me pretty cranky. But HOLD THE PHONE, my take-out dreams are finally coming true. Central, Michel Richard’s bistro downtown, is doing take-out. You read that right, folks, you can walk down Pennsylvania Avenue with your Michel Richard-approved bucket of chicken.

Richard has always done cheeky cuisine well (the man uses more winky quotation marks in his menu than anyone I’ve ever seen) and it’s about time he got down and dirty with some fabulous take-out. It won’t be the entire menu, but you’ll be able to pick up the fabulous lobster burger, the ridiculous mac ‘n cheese and the piece de resistance, the bucket of the truly amazing Central fried chicken. For $29.99, you’ll get three breasts, three thighs, ten chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and honey-dijon sauce. Watch out Colonel, Michel is coming for ya!

Carry out is available Monday through Friday for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner. Nothing will make your coworkers jealous quite like a lobster burger. Definitely better than their lame Lean Cuisine.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.

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