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You can Still Enjoy your Favorite Restaurants During COVID-19

Very few businesses are operating at full capacity. The local economy is at a standstill. The world has been advised to social distance themselves from others. Governments, media and schools promote self quarantine as a method to control COVID-19. Meanwhile, stores are sold out of nearly everything. Mass hysteria has spread to the point of the absurd. While folks duke it out over a roll of toilet paper, Californians wonder how long this pandemic will last. This level of fear and contagion is unprecedented in our lifetime.

It’s not all doom and gloom. Look on the bright side. Now you can sit in front of the TV and get caught up on your shows while munching on your favorite comfort foods. If you ran out of mozzarella cheese don’t worry. No tortilla shells – no problem. Are you out of tomatoes? If your pantry supplies are dwindling, look to your local restaurants for a remedy. Many area cafes and eateries are offering take-out and delivery services.

On March 16, 2020 a County Order was issued for restaurants to stop dine-in service until March 31st due to COVID-19. This was a frantic effort to mitigate the effects of the potentially deadly virus. Restaurant owners have adapted their business models to comply with the mandate. Instead of attempting to make a lesser version of Tapatio’s pulled pork taco, order it directly from the source.

A list of area restaurants offering curbside takeout or door-to-door delivery in alphabetical order is below. This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you are aware of other restaurants doing the same, let us know. This list will be updated appropriately.

Enjoy dragon rolls, crispy baked chicken, smooth pale ale, savory chicken tacos and fall off the bone barbecue pork ribs at Ahi Sushi, Al Pancho’s, Alpine Beer Company & Pub, Alpine Taco Shop and Alpine Tavern & Grill. Each of these restaurants provides curbside take out.

Binge watch thrillers while eating creamy chicken Alfredo, savory beef quesadillas and lasagna made with fresh pesto sauce from Bongiovanni’s Italian Restaurant, Centifoni’s Restaurant, Descanso Junction, Diego’s Mexican Food and Donato’s Italian Restaurant. All of these restaurants provide takeout. Centifoni’s offers both curbside takeout and door-to-door delivery.

Country fresh fried green tomatoes, soft ciabatta, crisp Greek salads and Irish sauerkraut from Farmer’s Table, Gibaldi’s Bread-Frank’s Bakery, Grecian Café, Hacienda Casa Blanca and Hooleys Irish Pub will satisfy your cravings and boost the local economy. Farmer’s Table offers takeout and delivery. Hooley’s is delivery only through the convenience of DoorDash. Gibaldi’s, Grecian Café and Hacienda Casa Blanca are takeout only.

Beat cabin fever by ordering from Janet’s Montana Café, Jeremy’s on the Hill, Johnny Bs, La Carreta, Light Bulb Coffee, Manana’s Mexican Food, Panda Machi, Pizza Hut, Rolando Garden Kitchen and Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill.