Social Distancing Dining Guide – Updated 4.1.20

UPDATED to include clarify alcohol delivery rules, new restaurants and closures. Also, wouldn’t it be nice if the universe was playing one giant April Fool’s joke on us and tomorrow, life will return to normal?

Friends, we are all in this together and pretty soon, we will be very tired of being in this together and we will be tired of eating home-cooked food. This is an evolving list of local restaurants that will continue to operate via curbside pick-up and delivery per the city mandates, which are subject to change.

The restaurant business is always the first to step in and step up when a crisis occurs such as a tornado, hurricane or an act of domestic terrorism such as the events on July 7, 2016 in Dallas. And think of all the gift cards they issue when there is a carnival, auction or gala – they give generously to help raise money for our causes,  and now they need us. Let’s support them as best we can while adhering to all instructions on staying safe and healthy and protecting our community.

Here’s what we can do:

  1. Buy delivery or take out
  2. Buy gift cards
  3. Write positive reviews online
  4. If you have a favorite server from your go-to restaurant, check on him or her and offer help

The restaurants are divided by conceptual offering because, if you’re like me and you’re craving Italian food, you want to go right to the Italian food category and not sushi. If you’re a restaurant owner or PR agency, please send me your updates and offers and I’ll update as needed.

UPDATE: Though the Governor of the State of Texas signed a waiver allowing Texas restaurants with Mixed Beverage permits to be able to sell mixed drinks, wine and beer with purchase of food via pick up and delivery, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission dialed back that statement a bit, requiring restaurants to only sell alcohol in its unopened and original packaging, versus to-go packaging with lids and straws.  So, if you want to order cocktails, you can, but they will be sold as “cocktail kits,” which will include a sealed bottle of your spirit of choice and the accompanying mixers such as fruit, bitters, soda and garnish.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of food take out and delivery, this graphic might help. Additionally, here is an excellent resource from the Food Safety Institute at Cornell University for a more comprehensive look at restaurant-prepared meals for take out and delivery as well as grocery store foods.

COVID-19 and Food Safety Facts

Song Pairing: All By Myself

American – Elevated Modern

Al Biernat’s Oak Lawn

Al Biernat’s has introduced a new menu for curbside pick up and delivery as well as new “butcher shop” items, grocery items and meal planning services. Menus are created for lunch, dinner, dessert and kiddos, and they’re offering bottled wine from their list.

From Al’s butcher shop, you can order dry aged cowboy cut ribeyes and strip steaks, chicken breasts, and seafood such as Atlantic salmon, ahi tuna and Chilean sea bass. Each protein is matched with the chef’s special marinade and preparation instructions. You can also pick up Al’s famous steakhouse sides served family style: spinach, creamed corn, mushroom risotto and au gratin potatoes.

If daily meal planning is losing its appeal, Al Biernet’s now offers weekly meal planning for pick-up and delivery which requires a minimum of three days of meal per order and must be ordered 24-hours in advance, but gives you a choice of Al’s favorite appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Visit Al’s website and click  here for a full list of meal offerings and the days you want them delivered. So easy and fancy, too. UPDATED HOURS OF OPERATION. Closed Sundays and Mondays and open 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Sunday.

City Hall Bistro offers a pick-up menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner each priced at $10. Highlights include French Toast, Grilled Angus Burgers, Pan Roasted Salmon and more. The menu is available now, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Interested guests can call (214) 651-3686 to place their orders and a City Hall Bistro team member will bring the order to the Adolphus’ valet stand for pick-up. Full menu of offerings is available here.

Georgie by Curtis Stone, Up On Knox and Le Bilboquet –  These three  absolutely stunning restaurants have joint ownership and are operating out of one central location, Georgie. The Butcher Shop at Georgie sells groceries and pre-prepared food in addition to usual meat offerings. The restaurants are offering abbreviated and discounted menu favorites for delivery by in-house staff.  Note delivery requires $20 minimum per order. All wine offered at 60% off list price.

Homewood is home to a current James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef, Maggie Huff, whose nomination, like all the others, somehow lost its publicity punch when the headlines were hijacked by COVID19. The restaurant’s chef/owner, Matt McCallister, himself a three-time JBA semifinalist, and has put together dinners from their home to enjoy in yours.

Each dinner consists of a choice of salad course, main that includes a side dish, a bread course and dessert. The cost is $40 per person and can be ordered individually or as a family meal. Dinner menu items will be posted on Homewood’s website. To give you an idea of what kind of deliciousness you can get, previous menus included a BBQ pork short rib with miso BBQ sauce. Woah! There’s a vegetarian option as well.

Also in pivot mode, Homewood is offering a $55 Farmer’s Box which comes with a Cartermere chicken, a variety of vegetables that are fresh-from-the-farm seasonal including greens for salads and braising, pickles, house mustard, and chicken rub for the chicken. It will include step-by-step instructions and, you might even get to see the chef at work in little Instagram videos. Check their page for updates on that and other innovations such as a Pantry Upgrade Box that will provide items you can have on hand to prepare a meal any time.

UPDATE Now Closed. Jasper’s Uptown  – Offers to go items and will be set up for Door Dash delivery soon.  Buy a $50 Jasper’s Uptown gift card and get a bonus $15 gift card for future use.  Jasper’s also sells meal kits they call Quarantine Survival Kits (Love that!) which include fresh produce and other items packaged together with a recipe and preparation tips from Chef Yia Medina. These kits are filled with proteins such as beef filets, burger patties, salmon and all ingredients to make several meals all for only $40 which includes TWO ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER!!  Woo hoo! Visit their website and Instagram for up to the minute info.

Parigi – Curbside pick up of your favorite menu items and daily lunch and dinner specials. Some of Parigi’s

Parigi Bistro in Dalla

lunch specials include Lobster Knuckle Sandwich, Tuna Niçoise salad and their famous Chicken and Dumpling Soup. Call 214.521.0295 to order and provide CC info then call back when you’ve arrived to pick up your order. All orders include a 20% tip to help employees keep food on their home tables.

Stock & Barrel – Since we all have plenty of time on our hands, why not hop in the car and drive out of the bubble to experience restaurants that you might have considered out of the way. This gem in Oak Cliff is locally owned and serves up great food and drinks. Follow them on Instagram to get the featured meal deals that start Tuesday. Stock & Barrel also sells wine, 25% off list price and batched cocktails that are ready to pour once you get home. They have gift card specials, too. Buy now and get an extra 15% of gift card value. Spend $100 on a gift card and get $115 on value. Pick up is preferred or delivery via Caviar and Favor.

UPDATE Suze is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. Started by my dear friend, Susie Bauer, and now owned by the delightful and talented Gilbert Garza, Suze’s menu is a “greatest hits” list of classic dishes with modern touches in every category, from appetizers to salads to mains and desserts, literally every dish on this menu is exceptional. Suze is offering dinner for pick up and delivery. All orders must be placed by phone at (214) 350-6135. The full menu is here.

American – Casual

Bird Bakery Curbside pickup and third-party delivery.

The historic Bowen House offers lunch, dinner and cocktail kits to go.

UPDATE Bowen House, the contemporary cocktail lounge and eatery located in an adorable 1874 house in Uptown, now offers pick up and delivery lunch and dinner and cocktail kits. Lunch menu includes sandwiches and salads and the dinner menu is filled with pasta, salad, mains and a great wine selection, available at 50% off list price. Cocktail kits are available in five options and serve 6-8 people for $45. Lunch is offered between 11 am and 3 pm and dinner is available between 4 pm and 9 pm. Bowen House’s food and beverage can be ordered directly by calling them at (214) 484-1385 or via Favor, Postmates and Uber Eats. Delivery also available through Alto.

Dive Offers curbside pick up of fresh, made-from-scratch food from the young chef filled with light.

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery All six Eatzi’s stores will remain open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering its chef-crafted, “Meals For The Taking.” Meals include an assortment of sandwiches, soups, salads, sushi and hearty entrées. The Grill at Eatzi’s serves hot and ready, made to order meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The market also offers an assortment of wine, beer and baked goods.

Foxtrot Market Offering contactless delivery at both Dallas locations (Uptown and University Park). For contactless delivery, please specify in delivery instructions. Wine and craft beer delivery available, must have valid, legal state ID upon delivery. Café items are available to-go.

Flying Fish Offers curbside pick up and take out and delivery though UE and DD.  Gift cards also available. FF is a Park Cities mainstay owned by, dare I say, a LEGENDARY Park Cities resident and my friend, Shannon Wynne.  Let’s help them out. Order Flying Fish and make it snappy! 

The Wild West at Liberty Burger

Liberty Burger Great burgers, sides, salads and milkshakes made with love from a young restauranteur with heart.

Manhattan Project Beer Co I’ve never had the desire to work in a ball park but I have always wanted to be the person that yells, “Beer here-a, Cold beer here-a.”  So here’s my chance. Manhattan Project Beer Co is offering their full menu, including food, coffee and beer available for takeout and curbside pickup. Order here-a: order Limited edition beers are available for purchase in a 16 oz. crowler.  No third party delivery at this time.

Meddlesome Moth Offers curbside no contact pick up for food and beer and wine! The special menu includes Moth favorites from Chef Suki (Shrimp & Grits, Grass Fed Chuck Burger, P.C. Cobb Salad, Vegan Mushroom Bolognese, and more. Gift cards available. See the menus and beer list online. Call (214) 628-7900 to place your order.

Mendocino Farms – Pick up a sandwich or salad from this hot California-based sandwich shop.  The upside of the pandemic?  Lots of downtown parking.

Original Market Diner is a family-owned diner on Harry Hines, you’ve seen it a million times and maybe you’ve never visited. Now’s a good time to try it, use their curbside pick up or delivery. (214) 521-0992

NOW CLOSED. Otto’s Coffee & Fine Foods at The Adolphus – grab & go waffle window (WHAT?? Why does it take a pandemic for me to know about this!?)

JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden Offers Family BBQ Packs and a la carte menu with apps, salads, entrees, sides and desserts for pick up and free delivery.  They are also selling cocktail kits. Curbside pick up spot is at 211 S. Akard St. Call (214) 838-1422 to place order.

Rodeo Goat Offers curbside pick up and take out with no contact. Gift cards available. Everybody hollerin’ Goat – even while quarantined. Visit the website for  locations, menus, phone numbers.

Royal Blue Grocery Open for grocery business and take-out only.

Street’s Fine Chicken – Pick up and delivery one meal or catering for a dozen through DD, G, F, Pm, C

The Biscuit Bar – Let’s all find out if biscuits really do make everything better by ordering online and picking up a big ol’ biscuit.  Customers can now order through The Biscuit Bar App or they can call into your closest Biscuit Bar location to place and order for pick-up. Cocktails are now available for pick up. Details & full menu available online located here.

Asian

Asian Mint Offering curbside pickup for online orders at all locations. For pick up, include your phone number, car make, model and color under “pick up instructions.” Bottles of wine, sake and beer are available for order at all locations except Oak Lawn. Free delivery for all locations with minimum order of $25. Look under Meal Kits for more!

Order here:

Forest: https://asianmintfl.takeout7.com/Ourmenu

Oak Lawn: https://asianmintol.takeout7.com/Ourmenu

Inwood: https://asianmintin.takeout7.com/Ourmenu

Richardson: https://www.toasttab.com/asianmint/v3#!/order

Delivery apps: C, DD, GH available for all locations through third party delivery apps as well

NEW!

Namo’s pretty bento boxes.

Namo – Their to-go boxes offer guests three prix-fixe options of four cut rolls and sashimi. Like the dine-in menu, guests also have the option to BYOB, build your own box, by choosing their choice of eight-piece cut rolls. They recently rolled out “Super Namo” for large groups, offering 10 cut rolls of your choice for $90. Namo is available on Uber Eats, Caviar, GrubHub and Favor, or customers can order pickup through the restaurant’s website. The restaurant is offering free edamame on all to-go orders.  UE, C, F

Red Stix Asian Street Food is a newly opened restaurant on Hillcrest next to Biscuit Bar.  Chef Uno offers her pan-Asian street food for pick up and delivery and some great entertainment on Facebook and Instagram where her cooking classes are streamed. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a profile on Chef Uno in the April People Newspapers.

BBQ

Pecan Lodge offers home delivery and drive-thru pickup at the Pecan Lodge catering facility (1618 West Commerce, NOT the Deep Ellum location)  beginning Wednesday, March 18. Place your order, select “No-Contact Delivery” or “Drive-Thru Pickup” and Pecan Lodge team will confirm your order and delivery window. Both delivery and drive-thru are available seven days a week during one of two delivery windows: morning (8am-12pm) or afternoon (12pm-8am). Gift cards are also available. Go to their website for a full list of offerings.

Ten50 BBQ Offering curbside pickup for online orders (hot tip: Get the mac and cheese.) Free delivery with orders of $125 or more.  Order here: http://ten50bbq.com/order-bbq-online/

Italian/Pizza

400 Gradi is offering curbside pick up and delivery via GrubHub for their menu items and Family Dinner packages and wine.  For every $25 spent on orders, 400 Gradi is giving you a $10 gift card for your in-person visit when restaurants re-open to the public. Follow them on Instagram for up to the minute menu items and changes.

Il Bracco Offering curbside pickup. Offering food and wine delivery service in partnership with Alto. Call the restaurant at (214) 361-0100 to order.

Fachini – Offers to go orders evenings only 5-8 for pick up and delivery. (214) 838.9688

Sixty Vines’ Uptown location is offering a limited menu and bottled wine for pickup. Call the restaurant at (214) 814-8463 to place your order. Sixty Vines is available for delivery on Favor only.

Zalat Has added tamper proof safety tape on pizza  and posted a “Driver Safety Checklist” for third party delivery drivers coming in to store to pick up pizza for delivery. This includes tips for contactless deliverOrder here: https://zalatpizza.com/delivery-options/

Meal Kits

Some restaurants are now selling meal kits, a brilliant way to enjoy their food and give the distancers something to do.  Since these are small businesses, many times their offerings are going to be promoted on Instagram and Facebook, not the websites.

Asian Mint  Mint from Home is a meal kit program from Asian Mint that that comes with pre-measured, fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards. Nikky’s menu items are always quite friendly for those with dietary restrictions and the meal kits are too. The first kit includes Vegetable Dumplings, Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup and Jasmine Rice and is available for $58 and serves two. You can add other items including sauces, dessert, beer, wine, sake, Thai tea and Drama Queen chili. Free delivery within a three-mile radius of all Asian Mint locations and kits must be ordered 24-hours in advance. In Nikky’s ongoing mission to Feed Souls, a portion of the proceeds from meal kits will be donated to a local non profit that supports the restaurant industry workforce.

Roots Chicken Shak – Chef Tiffany Derry has spent holidays in Hawaii cooking for Oprah and her family, she’s cooked for presidents and led efforts to reduce food waste in Washington.  We can support her now by ordering her incredible duck fat fried chicken to go or buy her meal kits for fried chicken, famous kale salad and more.  Follow her @rootschickenshak

 

Mediterranean

Zizikis Curbside delivery – free bread with any order $20 and over

Mexican

Jose – Like many restaurant reps I’ve spoken with, Jose’s Victor Rojas says responding to this crisis means being open to any and every idea someone has to drive revenue. Jose’s team is as brilliant and creative as Chef Anastacia Quinones whose schedule dinner at the prestigious James Beard House was postponed due to COVID19. Jose’s team is doing curbside pick up and delivery of meals for two, four and six people and beer, wine and cocktails. Gift cards and hip Jose merchandise is also available.  Go online to check hours and menus.

Miriam Cocina Latina Serves a tailored to go offering fresh, flavorful food (Enchiladas, Tacos, and other Miriam favorites) that you can easily pick up at the curb. Miriam Cocina Latina delivers via UA and DD. That sweet Miriam and her staff are sending you all a big #MiriamHug. Call (214) 855-5275 to order. Available menu on website.

Mi Cocina – Regular hours. Curbside pickup and order from the catering menu for delivery. When the TABC and the state of Texas get on the same page, you just might be able to get those famous double strength margs to go aagain. Order at  214.521.6426. 

Taco Deli has great breakfast, lunch and dinner tacos made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Don’t forget them on Taco Tuesdays or We Are Tired of this Wednesdays. They offer curbside pick up and delivery.

Steak

Al Biernet’s – curbside pick-up and free delivery within 3.5 mile radius of both locations. Free delivery minimum order is $75 for lunch and dinner orders must include at least two entrees. Call 214.209.2201 to place order. Open 11:30 am – 8:30 pm M-F and 5 – 8:30 Saturday.

SUSPENDED SERVICE Knife Limited menu available for takeout or curbside pickup from 5 – 10 p.m. daily at the Dallas location only. Call Knife at (214) 443-9339 to place your order

Seafood

TJ’s Seafood Market Offering curbside pickup at both the Preston/Royal and Oak Lawn locations. Can order by calling the restaurants or ordering online. Get 25% off TJ’s gift cards using promo code FISH25.  Order online at https://www.tjsseafood.com/store/gift-cards/ To order via phone call the restaurants at: Preston/Royal: (214) 691-2369 Oak Lawn: (214) 219-3474 Order online

Malibu Poke Bowls

at https://direct.chownow.com/order/11195/locations

Malibu Poke Oak Lawn location offering curbside pickup and delivery. Order online at https://orders.malibupoke.com.  to order via phone call the restaurant at (469) 250-7074. Get 10% off Malibu Poke gift cards using promo code MALIBU10  Order gift cards online at https://www.malibupoke.com/store/gift-cards/ and they will be mailed to your physical address within seven days or order.

Pok The Raw Bar is offering $2 cans of beer and $5 cans of Babe Rose with all pickup orders placed during daily happy hour (4 – 6 p.m.). The restaurant is continuing to offer $10 signature bowls during happy hour as well, available for pickup only.

Treats

Bisous Bisous, Who doesn’t want to “kiss kiss” one of Chef Andrea Meyer’s signature French Macarons, French pastries, gourmet coffee drinks, house-made ice cream, and other delights? You can order take out or delivery and UPDATE, Bisous Bisous sells Freezer to Oven deliciousness. Read more about that here. UE

Fat Straws Offering curbside and delivery at all Fat Straws locations. For curbside, specify in delivery notes include your car make, model and color. Let Fat Straws know when you’ve arrived for your order by calling them. Delivery available from 12 – 7 p.m. within a seven-mile radius of locations with a minimum order of $10. You may customize your delivery order with special instructions such as “meet me outside, leave at door, etc.)

UPDATE: Closed For Now. Haute Sweets Patisserie We need treats at a time like this, Chef Tida is brilliant. Order pasties, cakes, macaroons, chocolates and more through UE, C, GH. You can also order for pick up by calling (214) 856-0166.

The Juice Bar – The Highland Park Village locaiton continues with normal operation, offering free “wellness shot” with purchase. Open every day but Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Delivery company key

DD – DoorDash

G – GrubHub

F – Favor

Pm – Postmates

C – Caviar

S – Self Delivery

UE – UberEats

 

 

 

Kersten Rettig

Kersten Rettig, a Park Cities-based writer with more than 30 years’ experience in food and beverage marketing and PR, is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the VNA Board of Trustees. Follow her on Instagram @KickshawPapers.

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