The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
To-go cocktails are now a thing. The Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule Tuesday allowing restaurants with a liquor license to sell and deliver alcoholic drinks for consumption off-premises. Customers may purchase two pre-packaged drinks per meal, and drinks cannot contain more than two ounces of liquor per container (alas). Condado Tacos has already jumped on the opportunity and is offering to-go margaritas.
Schmidt’s (240 E. Kossuth St.) has reopened in German Village for carryout. Call 614-444-6808 to order. For delivery, you can find Schmidt’s on DoorDash, Grubhub or Uber Eats.
Bake Me Happy (106 E. Moler St.) announced this week that it will temporarily close its doors for two weeks starting Sunday, April 12. The gluten-free bakery and café in Merion Village plans to reopen on Tuesday, April 28.
Echo Spirits Distilling Co. is now offering bottles of sanitizer from its bottle shop in Grandview (985 W. Sixth Ave.). Limit three per purchase. Meanwhile, Watershed Distillery (1145 Chesapeake Ave., Ste. D) has paused its sale of sanitizer to the public. Its bottle shop remains open for sales of bottles and cocktail kits.
This week, Kroger announced its grocery stores will begin reducing customer capacity limits to further encourage physical distancing in stores. The retailer will limit the number of customers to 50 percent of the building code's calculated capacity. Giant Eagle is following suit. Read more at Dispatch.com.
Jorgensen Farms is offering a selection of organic produce as well as ready-to-eat meals for delivery to Westerville and New Albany. Order here.
Several restaurants are offering carryout specials for Easter Sunday. A few options include:
La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro is offering several special Easter desserts as well as family-style chicken noodle soup and sides for Saturday and Sunday only. Order here.
Lindey’s (169 E. Beck St.) is offering meals of roasted prime rib and crab cakes. Per-order your meal by 9 p.m. Wednesday for carryout on Saturday.
Lupo (2124 Arlington Ave.) in Upper Arlington is offering a special Easter menu featuring roast pork shoulder and lamb meat pies. Order by Friday for pickup on Sunday. View the menu here.
The Italian restaurant Nicola (4740 Reed Rd.) has posted a three-course Easter menu on Facebook. The deadline to order in noon on Saturday for Sunday pickup.
The Rail in Dublin (5839 Frantz Rd.) is offering family meals that feed four. Order by noon on Saturday. View the menu here.Ray Ray’s Hog Pit is offering smoked hams and ribs. Order here by 2 p.m. Thursday for pickup on Sunday.