No dining out? Try local take-out, delivery

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Thanks to the coronavirus, those of us who frequently dine out have lost one of our great pleasures in life. But there are options.

The first, obviously, is to get out the yellow-paged cookbooks, find the aprons, check out that cabinet filled with herbs and spices you haven’t opened in ages, and actually cook a meal.

The second is to drive up to the fast food chains and order those burgers and fries. The third is to order pizza or Chinese food delivery.

Let’s take a closer look at option four.

Many of our favorite restaurants have closed down and sent their employees home, but there are a number of fine restaurants that have re-positioned themselves to prepare many of their menu options for take-out, and where possible, delivery.

The Greater Chamber of Commerce has included a number of restaurants offering these services on their web site. In many cases you can go to the restaurant’s web site. Or just give them a call.

Please consider tipping the delivery person or employee who hands you your take-out meal. Restaurants, in many cases, are offering discounts, and even losing money on take-out orders, and waitpersons are missing out on the generous 20% tips.

Here are a few Cranston and Warwick restaurants that responded quickly, offering take-out and/or delivery:

CRANSTON:

Caffe Itri, Chaska, Revolution, Thirsty Beaver, Dee’s Deli, Revival Brewing, Tomaselli’s, and many more.

WARWICK:

Condesa, Cowesett Inn, Cozy Caterers, Shannon View Inn, Sophia’s, Vanda Cucina, Texas Roadhouse and Newport Creamery in both Cranston and Warwick.

And don’t forget those great prepared meals at Dave’s Market.

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