As the novel coronavirus continues to dominate restaurant news here, Eater Atlanta plans to provide brief news roundups each morning of COVID-19-related fundraisers and free meals for those in need, interesting takeout opportunities and cool food popups, virtual events to attend, and other dining intel for readers to consider.
Text for coffee delivery from Refuge Coffee
Refuge Coffee Co. is offering scheduled coffee deliveries via its food truck within 20 miles of the shop’s Clarkston location. The activist-driven coffee company provides job training and opportunities for Atlanta’s refugee community at its Clarkston and Sweet Auburn locations. People interested in having coffee delivered straight to their neighborhood or office can text “truck” to 678-613-4670. General manager and Syrian refugee Ahmad Alzoukani will be in touch to gather location details and arrange a time for the truck to arrive for a 30-minute mobile coffee break. Please remember to tip generously.
Table & Main becomes Table & Aid
Roswell-based Southern restaurant Table & Main is providing hot meals to people in need, no questions asked. Meals include a protein, starch, and vegetable, along with fresh fruit and juice or milk. Meals are available Tuesday through Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are first come, first served. The Canton Street restaurant has already served over 3,100 meals to those in need. Owner Ryan Pernice says people can donate money to help Table & Main continue offering the free meal program by sending a check care of Table & Main to 1028 Canton Street, Roswell, Georgia, 30075 or via Venmo (ryan-pernice).
Cold brew coffee donations to local hospitals
Atlanta-based Coffee Man Cold Brew company is donating bottles of cold brew coffee to healthcare workers at area hospitals. People can purchase a $3 cold brew bottle online to donate to specific hospitals. So far, Coffee Man has already delivered 347 cold brew coffee bottles to Northside Cherokee and Northside Atlanta. People can also purchase cold brew and other merch from the online store.
Virtual beer talk with SweetWater’s head brewer
Taco Mac hosts SweetWater Brewing Company’s head brewer Nick Nock and Atlanta-based beer writer Ale Sharpton for a virtual beer discussion and Q&A on Monday, April 20, at 6 p.m. RSVP here. Space is limited.
Stay home if sick. Check the Georgia Department of Public Health website for guidance and twice-daily updates on the latest number of reported COVID-19 cases.