Here at YES! Weekly, we’re making viral adjustments just like everybody else. But with regard to local restaurant coverage, we’ll be doing more, not less.
Below, I am providing a master list of restaurants for takeout. These are personal recommendations, based on past reviews and my experiences- places I patronize myself- now, in the past, and in the future. Moreover, these recommendations are free on every level. YES! Weekly is a free newspaper, I am providing these columns free to YES! Weekly, and YES! Weekly is not charging anyone to be included in these listings.
I will update recommendations on my blog, johnbatchelordiningandtravel.blogspot.com, as I learn of changes. Every week, I will provide more detailed suggestions that focus on restaurants selected from this master list.
See foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu for professional commentary supporting the safety of takeout from restaurants. In some cases, delivery is available as well as takeout. Check websites for specifics. These arrangements appear to change often. (Message to restaurants: update your websites to let patrons know what is going on!)
At YES! Weekly, we’re doing our part to support local restaurants! Now you do yours- go out and pick up something from one of these restaurants, then go home and eat! (All are in Greensboro unless otherwise indicated.)
I buy from Augustino Gusto Bakery (facebook.com/augustinogustoeuropeanbakery) on a frequent basis at the Greensboro Farmers’ Market. These are highly sophisticated, upscale, European style preparations. Their new shop is located at 2508 New Garden Rd East, 336-740-7005.
I have ranked Blue Water Grille (www.bluewatergrillenc.com, 126 State Avenue, High Point, 336-886-1010) at or near the top among Triad restaurants. Their website indicates that takeout will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
More than pasta appears on the menu at Café Pasta and Grille (cafepasta.com, 305 State Street, 336-272-1308), but keep in mind that pastas travel well and are good as leftovers. A new family size menu has been instituted, and wines are on discount.
You can access a full review of Dolce & Amaro (dolceamaroartisanbakery.com) Italian bakery on the Yes! Weekly website, https://issuu.com/yesweekly. A truly exceptional enterprise, always well suited for takeout.
@Elm Street Grill (elmstgrill.com, 3606 North Elm, 336-286-4880) offers casual food, with a limited menu on the website, for afternoon pickup.
Embur Fire Fusion (emburfirefusion.com, 107 Smyres Place, 336-541-8442) joins Italian with Peruvian, hence the “fusion” in the name. Pizza and Peruvian style chicken are both roasted in a wood oven.
Imperial Koi (imperialkoigso.com, 1941 New Garden Road, upper level, 336-286-3000) has long been my favorite for Asian and sushi.
LeBlon Brazililan Steakhouse (leblonsteakhouse.com, 106 South Holden Road, 336-294-2605) has adapted their tableside preparations to a consumer friendly takeout menu of salads, pastas, and steaks, available in the afternoon Monday-Friday, with lunch and dinner on Saturday. Pay special note to one of my favorite dishes, Feijoada- black beans with beef and sausage, fried bananas, and collard greens.
Liberty Oak (libertyoakrestaurant.com, 100 West Washington Street, 336-273-7057) has an especially convenient link on their website, providing online ordering for sandwiches and a limited selection of entrees.
Marisol (themarisol.com. 5834 West Gate City Blvd, 336-852-3303) is another of the Triad’s top-ranked restaurants, rendered even more accessible with takeout. This is serious fine dining at home!
Melt (meltkitchenandbar.com, 1941 New Garden Road, lower level, 336-763-5445) is my favorite sandwich place. Takeout menu and online ordering linked on website.
MJ’s (mjs620.com, 620 Dolley Madison Road, 336-852-4889) Chef Tad Engstrom has created a special takeout menu for these times. Soups, sandwiches, and entrees and to go wines allow you to recreate this multi course dining experience at home.
Osteria (osteriagso.com) was the subject of a full review recently. Go to the YES! Weekly website, https://issuu.com/yesweekly for a detailed commentary. Pastas are especially recommended for takeout.
The Painted Plate (paintedplate.com, 3404 Whitehurst Road, 336-230-2433) is normally a catering and event center, under the helm of popular Chef Brad Semon. But for these times, delivery of family sized meals is being provided.
Pastabilities (pastabilitiesgreensboro.com, 1726 Battleground Avenue, 336-272-7823) is offering their entire menu for takeout. Pastas are especially recommended, but you should also consider dessert. If you seek vegetarian or other special dietary accommodations, the folks here are especially helpful.
I reviewed Reel Seafood Grill (reelseafoodgrill.com, 2002 New Garden Road, 336-617-4200) last month. Go to the YES! Weekly website, https://issuu.com/yesweekly for a detailed commentary. This is one of the best places in the Triad for a wide variety of seafoods.
The Italian dishes at Salvino (salvinorestaurant.com, 2917-D Battleground Ave, 336-540-8663) are easy to enjoy anytime, certainly at home. Pastas, eggplant, and Shrimp Scampi are good choices.
Each member of the family of 1618 restaurants has a personality, from the more upscale 1618 West Seafood Grille (1618seafoodgrille.com, 1618 West Friendly Avenue, 336-235-0898) to the more casual 1618 Downtown (1618downtown.com, 312 South Elm Street, 336-312-4143) and 1618 Midtown (1618midtown.com, 1724 Battleground Avenue, 336-285-9410). Takeout cocktails hold special appeal!
Zeto (zetowines.com, 335 Battleground Avenue, 336-574-2850) is an excellent place to buy wines. The staff is exceptionally knowledgeable.