The Five Best Foods to Have Delivered on Cyber Monday While You Shop Online
It's Cyber Monday, that analogue to Friday's truly shameful display of American consumerism. (Seriously, that image of the woman's butt crack in the video for the $2 toasters? Some things you can never un-see.)
Our brethren and sistren at the Houston Press wrote a great list of why Cyber Monday is better than Black Friday, but they've ignored the important part--while you're arranging for delivery of gifts, you can also arrange for delivery of food. If you live in a civilized town such as New York, there are easily more than 100 restaurants that will deliver to your apartment. If you live in the 'burbs like we do here in OC, your choices are more limited. Here are five of the best options that allow you to not leave your seat.
The default delivery food is convenient, nearly every neighborhood has at least two delivery places, and sometimes the great little mom-and-pop shop down the street will deliver a pie that's several steps above the Domino's and Little Caesars of the world. The downside is that it tends to be greasy, and that's not good for your manky old keyboard.
If you're deft with chopsticks, you can stay clean while eating Chinese delivery. Just stay away from gloppy choices such as shrimp in lobster sauce or ma po tofu; stick with tried-and-true Chinese-American dishes such as orange chicken, beef broccoli or sesame noodles. After all, when you're basking in the glow of your screen's flicker, nobody can hear you slurp.