No, it's not a take-out box. It's a vintage picnic 'box' with a feature that really sets it apart from your standard picnic basket...
Open it up, unpack your stuff, unfold the legs and now you've got yourself a table!
We found this gem at a yard sale in upstate New York. I love the red faux crocodile. The legs and sides are aluminum with a bakelite handle. On the inside there are thick elastics to keep your picnic gear in place. It actually came with red plates and old red handled silverware. What a score! They just don't make stuff like this anymore.
We just packed up a simple dinner of pan fried chicken (which tastes good at room temperature), a nice mixed salad with olives, sweet peppers, avocado, carrots, celery, baby heirloom lettuces, and onion, and a side of marinated mini mozzarella balls with roasted tomatoes.
Have a picnic. Enjoy the sunshine and spring air.
Pack up your basket, your bag, whatever...just take it outside!