Some people crave potato chips or chocolate. The other day I started craving Guinness stout. The more I thought about that dark, malty, bitter-chocolate beer with its creamy head so thick that you could float a farthing on it, the more I wanted a pint.
Jake and Elwood’s opened its Chicago-style pizzeria in Clifton at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16. Does that date sound familiar? Yep! That’s the day that Gov. Andy Beshear told all the state’s restaurants to put a halt to dining-in at 5 p.m.
When the pandemic abruptly shut down all the restaurants in March, Dakshin Indian Restaurant’s owner Sanjay Taxak took many of the same steps as other local eateries: He started offering takeout service and curbside pickup, and he began offering his restaurant’s Indian fare delivered via Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.
But that wasn’t enough. Taxak was making and serving the food that he loves, but the situation left a hole in his heart. A lot of people were suffering. Furloughed, out of work, families would have a hard time feeding themselves. He couldn’t imagine his two children going hungry, and he didn’t want to think about it for anyone else. Continue reading Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch, at Dakshin→
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll be hearing it again: This pandemic is rough on business. It’s especially rough on small businesses, like our favorite local restaurants in particular.
Even the careful reopening of some sit-down dining options next month isn’t likely to restore full cash flow or anything like it. As much as I love dining out, I know I’m going to be wary at first. How about you?
We’ve been talking a lot about finding ways to support our local restaurants during this time of pandemic and staying at home. We’ve ordered delivery, put on our masks and dashed in to grab takeout, and we’ve waited patiently in our cars for quick curbside delivery.