During this crisis, the restaurant business in the tri-state area has been whittled down to take-out & delivery during prescribed hours. For most, to 8 p.m. Many establishments offer in-house delivery and curbside pick-up. Some have chosen to completely shut down. It is a very difficult time for the restaurant community. If you miss a meal from your favorite eatery, you should call ahead directly, just to make sure they are still offering the service.
Also, many restaurants subscribe to larger on-line delivery services you can check into in your area. They also offer more comprehensive lists on their websites:
Uber Eats: www.uber.com
Door Dash: www.doordash.com
Special Hint: If you want to go the extra mile and help the restaurant community at this time, purchase an extra gift card, a signature tee shirt, or an in-house cookbook.
In greater Westchester, here are a few suggestions for take-out, delivery for every palate. Most will serve to 8 p.m. as mandated. And do call ahead. (Information is fluid and subject to change.)
Magno’s Grill, 108 Centre Ave., New Rochelle 235-0008 -- Chef/owner Angelo Magno has joined forces with his family at his own 60-seat spot featuring fine versions of Italian and Argentinean classics. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Municipal parking nearby. www.magnosgrill.com
Rio Bravo, 296 Columbus Ave., Crestwood (Tuckahoe) 914-361-1515 -- Brothers Edgar and Hector Brambila have opened yet another Rio Bravo across from Crestwood Station in Tuckahoe. General manager Omar Topete and his staff will give you a tasty tour thru the menu. Also, another Rio in Larchmont. www.riobravotacosandtequila.com
The 808 Bistro, 808 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale 914-722-0808 -- A special menu is available for take-out and delivery. Chef Sal Cucullo Jr. serves up flavorful eclectic American/Italian/Global specialties. Wine, too. www.the808bistro.com
(Morris Gut is a restaurant marketing consultant and former restaurant trade magazine editor. He has been tracking the food and dining scene in greater Westchester for 30 years. He may be reached at: 914-235-6591. Email: email@example.com)