These are precarious times in the restaurant industry right now, especially since Gov. Newsom’s speech yesterday. Bars are being asked to close down and — for now — restaurants are asked to operate at half capacity.
There are a lot of cooks, counterpeople and servers who are worried about how they’re going to get paid in the coming months. Fortunately, we’re starting to see a lot of local businesses coming up with creative solutions designed not only to keep their own people employed, but to serve a holed-up community in a time of need.
Are you the owner of a local restaurant or food service company trying something new? Drop us a line and tell us about it: email@example.com. We’ll try to update the following list as often as we can.
Diners, drinkers: Call ahead to these places.
NOTE: Most of your favorite restaurants are still open for takeout. If they’ve always done takeout before — most have! — they probably still will. If they delivered before, they’re probably still delivering. Call ahead.
LOS BAGELS: Los Bagels will deliver an order of $25 or more to your door (Eureka, Arcata, Blue Lake, McKinleyville). Call in an order by 4 p.m., get it delivered the next day. Online orders only. Order here.
WESTSIDE PIZZA: They’re doing “contactless delivery.” Pre-pay (and pre-tip) and tell them where you want the pizza placed; they’ll set it there and ring your bell and step away. See Facebook post for details.
SURFSIDE BURGER: Is offering curbside pickup. See Facebook post for details.
TONI’S: Curbside pickup for people over 65. See Facebook post for details.
HUMBREWS: Curbside pickup available. Details.
THE PUB: Curbside pickup available. Details.
GOLDEN HARVEST: Curbside pickup (coming). Details.
VISTA DEL MAR: Curbside pickup available. Details.
TRES CHILES PICOSOS: Curbside pickup available. Details.
DELISH ON FIFTH: Curbside pickup. Details.
DENNY’S: Both the Eureka and McKinleyville locations offer to-go and deliver orders from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
EEL RIVER BREWING: Curbside pickup — including beer! Details.
SMOKIN’ BARRELS (FORTUNA): Curbside pickup.
TUYAS: Now delivers to the Ferndale area. Details.
MAIN SQUEEZE JUICE BAR: Delivery to people in isolation in the Ferndale area. Details.
MADRONE TAPHOUSE: Delivery on orders of $25 or more; 25 percent off takeout orders of $25 or more; curbside pickup. Details.
HUMBOLDT CIDER COMPANY: Drive-thru growlers. Details.
FRANKIE’S NY BAGELS: On Wednesday, March 18, the first of a monthly series of drive-up pizza event. Details.
TOMO’S: Curbside pickup, credit cards processed over phone.
LARRUPIN: Pickup; delivery to Arcata, McKinleyville, Trinidad.
OBENTO: Delivery. Details.
SALT FISH HOUSE: Curbside pickup. Details.
CAMPGROUND: Curbside pickup. Details.
SHAMUS T BONES: Call-in curbside pickup from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m.
SIX RIVERS BREWERY: Growlers, corned beef takeout dinner for takeout only on St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday). Details.
TACO LOCO (FORTUNA): Curbside pickup. 10 percent off all takeout orders. Call in your order — (707) 725-5546.
CARMELA’S: Curbside pickup, 10 percent off for seniors at Arcata and McKinleyville locations. McKinleyville location: Free delivery in McK on orders of $10 or more. Arcata: 822-5200. McK: 839-2435. Website.
SUSHI SPOT: Delivery and curbside pickup at Arcata and McKinleyville locations.
AA BAR AND GRILL: Curbside.
THE JAM: Curbside.
LIGHTHOUSE GRILL: Curbside.
HEADIE’S PIZZA AND POUR: Curbside.
TASTE OF BIM: Delivery.
HUMBOLDT BAY BISTRO: Delivery to Eureka and Arcata on orders of $50 or more.
OLD TOWN COFFEE AND CHOCOLATES: Free delivery in the Eureka area for coffee bean orders of five pounds or more.
LIBATION: Curbside pickup … for wine!
COFFEE BREAK: Drive-thru open.
BLONDIE’S: Curbside pickup, delivery.
PHILLY CHEESE STEAK: Curbside at Arcata and Eureka locations, delivery on orders of $15 or more in Eureka. (Arcata in the works.)
RAMONE’S BAKERY: Curbside at Harrison, Old Town and McK locations. Delivery in Eureka on orders of $20 or more. Details.
WILDFLOWER CAFE: Curbside, deliver for seniors.
HUMBOLDT SMOKEHOUSE: Special wholesale menu, w/curbside pickup and delivery on orders of $50 or more in the Eureka area. Details.
BEACHCOMBER CAFE (TRINIDAD): Delivery.
HOLE IN THE WALL EUREKA: Curbside. Special curbside phone #: (707) 443-5362
CENTRAL SANDWICH: Delivery to Arcata and McKinleyville.
FIESTA GRILL AND CANTINA: Curbside.
BRICK & FIRE: Delivery via Doordash; 25% off for pickup (including wine).
STARS HAMBURGERS IN ARCATA: Take-out/to-go and curbside pick-up orders.