Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created special meal kits others have created take condensed take-out menus and others have offered their regular menu with discounts for pick up and such.
I had to switch my almost nightly eating out in restaurants to eating takeout at home. One way of keeping your favourite restaurants in business is to purchase takeout meals now. Whether you had been dining out nightly or once a week, you can do the same from home. This is one of the ways to keep the restaurants, cafes and bakeries and such going along with their suppliers and their staff.
Here is one of the restaurants takeout offerings that I have experienced recently.
Takeout at Brix & Mortar
Enjoyed a delicious fine dining dinner at home with a tasty menu by Chef Chris Bisaro.
Vegetarian Arancini Riceballs
Wild Sockeye Salmon
Local potato hash with artichokes, cherry tomato, red onion, pickled celery & salsa verde
Braised Lamb Shank
Oven roasted vegetables & mashed potato
Fried Local Lingcod Sandwich
House made tartar sauce, iceberg lettuce & fresh tomato. Served with house made local potato chips
English Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Celeriac Remoulade Slaw
House made Spicy Kimchi
Chocolate brownie with peanut butter cream
They are offering a condensed menu ordering Tuesday – Saturday for Takeout from anytime after 1pm, schedule for pickup; or you can order delivery through Doordash or Uber Eats.
Brix & Mortar
1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Takeout series.
By: Richard Wolak