Note: This article will be updated as new information is received.
With the order to close bars and restrict restaurants to pickup and delivery, local businesses are scrambling to change their services.
“We just have to innovate, and I know they’re all innovative people,” said Corynne Rich, a small business consultant who works with 19th Street businesses in the Heights. “We need to let people know how they can support their local businesses during this time.”
These are some of the businesses that got ahead of the March 16 decision to suspend bar and restaurant operations throughout Harris County. Find a list of Bellaire, Meyerland, West University businesses here.
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- Heights restaurant Harold’s is offering free delivery including alcoholic beverages. The restaurant is also working on family meal packages.
- Steak 48 is offering curbside services. Call the restaurant to place an order.
- The River Oaks District is adding curbside pickup to their concierge shopping service. Retailers in the district will take orders over the phone to be picked up at the concierge station.
- Bisou is offering curbside pickup for lunch, brunch and dinner, 11 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 10 am- 9 p.m. Sunday.
- Le Colonial is offering curbside pickup, including wine bottle service.
- Loch Bar is offering curbside pickup during normal business hours. Select bottles of wine also available for purchase.
- The wine bar Postino Wine Café is offering curbside packages of bruschetta boards, snacks, salads, cheese boards and wine, ranging from $25 to $45.
- Kolache Shoppe’s two locations (1031 Heights Blvd. and 3945 Richmond Ave.) are offering take-out service only and continuing its usual kolache and coffee drive-through operations in the Heights. Both locations will push back their open time to 7 a.m. until further notice and is encouraging payment via credit card or contactless options.
- Ramen Tatsu-Ya in the Montrose area, 1722 California St. temporarily closed for the day on March 16. The ramen restaurant will re-open soon and will share updates via social media.
- Liberty Kitchen is closing its three locations (Heights, River Oaks, Memorial City) until further notice, effective immediately. This includes dine-in and carryout operations.
- Mastrantos will offer a limited, family-style menu for lunch and dinner with delivery service to the Heights area. Hours will be noon-8 p.m., with changes announced every four days.
- Verdine is offering to-go orders placed directly through them, not by third party apps. It will also allow diners to sit on the patio.
- Squable, Better Luck Tomorrow & Penny Quarter are temporarily closed until further notice and will reopen with to-go service, according to a Facebook post
- Orange Artichoke Kitchen is accepting directly placed orders, no online orders will be accepted.
- Good Dog Hot Dog is encouraging pick-up orders and delivery through all popular third-party apps.
- Frank's Americana Revival is offering curbside pickup for orders placed directly and through third-party apps.
- Be More Pacific is taking to-go orders placed by phone and is working to get DoorDash set up.
- Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine is taking online and call-in orders 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
- Eunice is accepting call-in orders with curbside service in addition to mobile app orders.
- Henderson & Kane is following the ban on dine-in service but offers barbecue to-go in addition to a selection of local foods, including fruits, vegetables, bread and raw meat.
- CoCo Crepes Waffles and Coffee (Washington Avenue) is open and taking to go orders by phone (832-804-7985), through our delivery services (Uber, Postmates, DoorDash, Grub Hub, Favor) and on-line by visiting www.cococrepes.com and selecting this location.
- EggHaus Gourmet is offering a 20% discount on pickup orders placed directly online with the promo code HTX. Third-party delivery services are not included.
- Benjy Levit’s restaurant concepts The Classic, Local Foods and benjy's are offering free delivery on orders $50 or more which includes reduced prices for beer and wine. In addition, purchases of $100 gift cards get a free $25 gift card and $200 gets $75. The restaurants are offering limited menus including special "Hunker Down" menus.
- The Pit Room is offering their full menu to-go along with a bulk menu that includes fajitas and enchiladas from Candente. Curbside pickup will be located next to The Patio.
- Candente will have also have its full menu available for curbside to-go.
- 1751 Sea and Bar is closed on March 17 but is working on an limited to-go menu and hope to have it available in a few days.
- Emmaline is offering delivery within a 2-mile radius and curbside pickup orders placed in advance as of March 18. Only credit card payments are accepted.
- a’Bouzy will be offering pick-up and delivery within a 5-mile radius as of March 18. Lunch and dinner menus are available along with 10% off all bottles of wine with a food order.
- All Houston-area Sweet Paris locations are offering a takeout and delivery program, with curbside pick-up available at Rice Village, CityCentre, Katy, Highland Village, Baybrook Mall and The Woodlands locations daily. (Its locations in Katy and The Woodlands remain open for dine-in customers.) Delivery is also available through most third-party apps.
- Traveler's Table is planning to offer a limited menu for delivery through Favor and Grubhub.
- Dessert Gallery’s full menu is available on multiple apps as well as through its in-house concierge delivery service. Dessert Gallery is also extending its lunch and boxed lunch options to residential customers, allowing clients to customize any order and customize boxes for kids meals. Delivery fees of orders over $100 will be waived, and bulk dessert orders have the option to be individually wrapped. Pick-up is available as well.
- Eighteen36/Yia Yia’s Roadster Grill is working to make its menu available on multiple delivery service apps. In the meantime, the entire menu (and secret menu) is available for call-in or walk-in to-go orders, with curbside pickup available.
- FM Kitchen and Bar is moving to curbside pick-up and delivery with a limited menu of its most popular burgers, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, with special weekend brunch items as well. FM Kitchen and Bar is offering 15% off pick-up orders (to walk-ins, phone-ins or online customers using code "FM2020"), and offering a 20% add-on bonus to gift cards.
- Corner Bakery Cafe locations are offering takeout. Delivery is available through third-party apps.
- Relish is offering a consolidated menu for to-go/curbside service for brunch, lunch and dinner. Place orders directly with the restaurant for curbside service.
- The Toasted Yolk is offering its full menu to-go and through UberEats.
- Uchi Houston began offering evening curbside pickup as of March 20. Place orders directly through the restaurant.
- Be More Pacific is offering takeout, including a "kids eat free" special every day of the week. Place orders directly through the restaurant.
- Spring Street Houston has opened food truck service Thursday through Sunday, as of March 19.
- Houston Wine Merchant is offering regular delivery and shipping. All products are listed online. Wine tastings and an upcoming Whiskey raffle are canceled.
- Fringe Hair Salon in Upper Kirby is offering promotions on gift cards to encourage guests to visit the salon when they feel most safe doing so. $100 gift cards get an extra $10 value added, $250 gift cards get $40 added and $500 gift cards get $100 added.
- Houston-based Bedrock City Comic Co. which has several area locations including one on Washington Ave., is offering 25% off all games and toys and free delivery of comic book subscriptions. The stores are also offering curbside pick up with items delivered in bags by employees wearing gloves.
- Gift shop Space Montrose began offering gift cards online March 16.
- Montrose record store Cactus Music is suspending all live performances, closing its storefront Mar. 18 and allowing customers to place orders over the phone. Records and other products can be hand delivered to shopper’s cars.