My husband and I have taken the plunge. We are in the process of renovating our kitchen. We are doing most of the work ourselves. And while the floor is being recovered (terra cotta tile with blue dots) and our stove and sink are out of commission, we are either eating out, calling for delivery, or picking up takeout. We also hope to rely on the generosity of a few friends, as well. So far, we have eaten outside on a balmy evening at Coppola's (I'm still partial to the Industrial, grilled, with no tomatoes), a pizza delivered by Zorba's on MacArthur (onion, green pepper, pepperoni, and extra cheese), Kabuto's on Midlothian to celebrate the Eiffel Tartan's birthday (did you realize that a Japanese establishment can actually NOT have hot tea???), Cuban sandwiches with a Cafe con Leche chaser at Kuba Kuba (yummy as always), fried chicken, potato wedges, and green beans from Ukrop's (the green beans pretty much sucked), and Marinated Grilled Chicken Salad and Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti from The Crazy Greek (the house dressing is wonderful).
I'll be glad to have my kitchen back.