by Jacky Runice
Go to websites like Dining at a Distance, which aggregate lists of open restaurants in your city.
Many bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries are offering alcohol for pick up and delivery.
Purchasing gift cards and certificates helps restaurant staff now, and you can use your card when restaurants re-open.
Booking an event now for a date in the future injects much-needed cash into a restaurant’s lifeline. Think holidays and birthdays.
Cool T-shirts, branded mugs and glasses, caps, and swizzle sticks are some of the possibilities that could be available at your favorite restaurant or bar.
Many restaurants are crowdfunding to help cover the cost of out-of-work employees.
When you’re placing your delivery or takeout order, ask the restaurant for raw ingredients and pantry staples.
They are hurting now, too, and many are offering delivery options to those who need farm-fresh produce, meat and more.
Write emails, letters and social media posts urging them to take action on matters that are important to the industry.
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