Support local restaurants

A very abbreviated guide to how you can help

The Owl House's legendary cauliflower wings

Kate Melton

During the current crisis, service industry people have been among the first and the hardest hit. If you are able to, there are ways you can help. 
BUY GIFT CARDS. You know you go to your favorite restaurant on a regular basis, be that annually for a birthday or every Friday night. Pay now, and when everything is normal again you can redeem those cards. Think of it as a gift for your future self—and for the people who run those fine establishments. 
Buy swag! Lots of bars and restaurants have hats, bumper stickers, and apparel for sale. 
Attend tonight’s virtual happy hour. Several talented bartenders will teach you how to make your favorite cocktails. The event will feature a mix of bartenders from across Monroe County, including Donny Clutterbuck from Cure, Janine Wasley from Avvino, Michael Pavone from Itacate, Lindsey Mercury from Lulu, and Brian Bartley from Bachelors’ Forum.

With the new rules around alcohol deliveries and carry-out, your favorite restaurant can also provide your favorite beverages. Cure, in the Public Market, has a fun assortment its "Cure at Home" collection.

Following is a small selection of our friends in the food business who are ready to serve you this weekend and beyond with pickup, delivery, and/or curb service. Please remember, NO CASH. It's best if you call ahead and pay with a credit card. In most instances, deliveries are within a three-mile radius. 

  • Perri’s—the official satellite office of the (585) staff, has $10 pizzas all day every day. 
  • Owl House—serving seven days a week, including breakfast! 7am–8pm. Its ordering website is particularly easy to navigate. 
  • Cheesy Eddie’s—South Ave. and the Regional Market locations both are open for business
  • Tillman’s—in Albion also has a catering menu, in case you are sheltering at home with a large family
  • Old Pueblo Grill—new takeout menu online and a no-hassle ordering procedure (click "order takeout"
  • Nosh—starting March 25th, family-style carryout dinners
  • Windjammer’s—three-mile radius for delivery—in Charlotte, famous for wings
  • Rohrbach’s—Buffalo Rd. takeout and delivery; Railroad St. takeout
  • Pane Vino—both locations open for takeout and delivery with specially priced family-style meals
  • DiBella’s—offering 50% off to all first responders and healthcare workers, donating 50% of regular sales to local food banks, and waiving delivery fees
  • Heron Hill—offering free shipping if you buy six or more bottles
  • Good Luck—takeout only—limited food menu, beer, wine, cocktails, and ice cream
  • Lucky’s—takeout only— limited food menu, beer, wine, cocktails, and pantry items like stock, pickles, and chicken salad
  • Cub Room—offering dinner Friday and Saturday night 5–8pm
  • FLX BBQ Company—in Canandaigua, takeout only—call early because they have been selling out—905-3923

There are many, many more. Check the web—check Facebook—do what you can to support your favorite establishments. And be safe and healthy!

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