Take-Out Thursday: House of Lu

Besides pizza joints, the type of cuisine most suited to take-out has got to be Chinese food. We’ve been bringing it home ever since I was a kid and my dad would bring home Chinese food from the local Hong Kong Restaurant in Cleveland.

Alas, the Hong Kong is long-gone, but we happen to have a Chinese place just four blocks from Date Night headquarters near the square in Marietta.

The Lu family has been here for what seems forever. I remember going to the square for jury duty in the late 1980’s and being a juror guest here of the Cobb County court system. We ordered online and then picked up a few minutes later. It was ready when we got there. Walk in, get the bag, and walk out. It was all fast and touchless.

After a short walk home, we are ready to eat. Everything was correct in the order.

Are two people going to eat all of that food? Well actually, yes, but over the course of two meals. We had some for lunch the next day. Let’s open it up and see what we got.

Clockwise from the upper left is House Special Fried Rice, Sesame Chicken and Mu-Shu Shrimp with its “burrito” shells. We also get some vegetable egg rolls.

This stuff is really good tonight. We are hungry and eat way too much.

The Sesame Chicken travels well and is an excuse to get some fried food. In fact, everything we ordered travelled well.

House specials, like our fried rice, are always good because you get a little of everything: shrimp, chicken, pork and beef. Who can argue with that?

We love to watch them roll the mu-shu in restaurants. There’s always someone who works there who is really good with chopsticks and makes the perfect burrito every time. We use our hands.

Not the prettiest thing in the world, but it tastes exactly the same no matter how well you roll it.

What We Are Watching

Before we recommend a movie, let’s tell you about a movie that you should NOT watch, the recently released The Other Side of the Wind (on Netflix if you dare).

It seems that someone decided to finish this Orson Welles movie that even he didn’t want finished. The movie was made in around 1971 and floundered from the start. It went thru lawsuit after lawsuit and wasn’t close to being finished when Welles died in 1985. Film buffs that we are, we tried to watch, but made it only about 37 minutes in before we gave up. It’s awful. The movie looks…unfinished. It’s shot in a psychedelic mode and appears really dated. It’s hard to follow and we aren’t sure how anybody gets to the end. There are certain critics that loved this movie. Maybe if you take enough drugs, but we don’t have those here at Date Night headquarters.

One movie that we did like (no drugs required!) is the action-comedy The Lovebirds (2020, Netflix).

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star as a couple on the outs who become the center of attention due to some unfortunate events that happen on a date night. You get comedy, and some action, and at under an hour and thirty minutes, it’s worth the time.

One thought on “Take-Out Thursday: House of Lu

  1. My mouth is watering……
    We liked that movie too. Issa Rae is too cute for words!

    Nice to ‘see’ ya’ll last w/end riding through our ‘hood. Thanks for the wave. ; )

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