Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse donates 365 hot meals to Medical City Lewisville

Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse served 365 hot meals to healthcare professionals at Medical City Lewisville over Easter weekend. (Courtesy Medical City Lewisville)
Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse served 365 hot meals to healthcare professionals at Medical City Lewisville over Easter weekend. (Courtesy Medical City Lewisville)

Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse served 365 hot meals to healthcare professionals at Medical City Lewisville over Easter weekend. (Courtesy Medical City Lewisville)

Image description
Medical City Lewisville workers received hot, three-course meals from Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse over Easter weekend. (Courtesy Medical City Lewisville)
With the help of donations from loyal customers, Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse served 365 hot meals to health care professionals at Medical City Lewisville over Easter weekend.

Stacey Miller, the restaurant’s general manager, said she recently found out that because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the hospital cafeteria has temporarily closed, leaving only a grab-and-go sack lunch option for health care workers during the week. On the weekends, the hospital workers have only what they bring from home or what is in the vending machines, she said.

“That really just hurt our hearts because we're all about feeding people and trying to help take care of the community,” Miller said. “So I sent out an email to some of our customers to let them know that for every meal somebody donated for a local healthcare worker, we would match it. Pretty soon, my phone and email were just blowing up with people wanting to make donations.”

The restaurant then made hot, three-course meals for the Medical City staff. Miller said Bistecca partnered with the Lewisville Noon Rotary Club to help pack and deliver the meals.

“When we pulled up to the hospital at the loading dock, they had the supervisors from each department come down and grab however many bags they needed to take care of their staff,” Miller said.


Miller said the community has been extremely responsive and eager to help Bistecca continue donating meals.

“Not only do we have people, like, calling and saying, ‘I want to donate five meals; I want to donate 10 meals; I want to donate 20 meals ...' When people called, some said, ‘I want to give you $1,000 to go towards this.’”

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, TX-26, donated $500 toward the effort, Miller said.

Because of the first weekend’s success, Miller said Bistecca is hoping to continue and expand the donations. The restaurant is hoping to create a weekly rotation so that it can also donate to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound, Medical City Denton and local first responders.

Miller said anyone interested in making a donation should send an email to stacey@bisteccasteakhouse.com.

“When we heard about the hours that the health care workers were working and the fact that they didn't have a cafeteria and couldn't always have a hot meal, it was a no-brainer that we needed to do something,” Miller said. “Everybody's stuck at home right now and feeling like they have no control of any part of their lives. It's made people feel good to be able to feel like they're contributing and helping somebody that's out there taking care of all of us.”
By Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


MOST RECENT

Dale Volley, owner of The Brass Tap, opened the Highland Village location with his wife, Anna, last Memorial Day. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Owners of The Brass Tap strive to create a ‘niche’ neighborhood hangout in Highland Village

Since opening on Memorial Day in 2019, The Brass Tap has created weekly events to keep that vibe alive, including trivia nights, music bingo and happy hours, among others.

Denton County COVID-19 cases by age and location

An increase in cases has also been evident in Denton County, where the largest number of daily cases since the virus was first recorded jumped from 54 from late March to 115 June 24.

(Tobi Carter/Community Impact Staff)
McKenzie Hembry neighborhood to see street improvement project this fall

The city of Lewisville is finishing design on a project to rebuild portions of McKenzie, Hembry, Red Bud and Mesquite streets.

(Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sam Rayburn Tollway widening continues

The additional lanes along the 26-mile route are being added to the inside median to reduce disruption to existing traffic.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

Mayor Rudy Durham initially declared a local state of disaster for the city of Lewisville on March 13. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lewisville to discuss continuation of disaster declaration

Lewisville City Council expects to discuss the continuation of its disaster declaration at its July 6 meeting.

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

The restaurant serves steak, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches and salads with the “flavor ... of Texas.” (Courtesy 1845 Taste Texas)
1845 Taste Texas opens in Flower Mound

The restaurant serves steak, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches and salads with the “flavor ... of Texas.”

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.

CoServ executives accepting award
CoServ annual meeting to be virtual this year

CoServ has announced its virtual meeting plans to replace a physical meeting that has drawn up to 3,000 customers in the past.