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.
The Vortex reopens in Little Five Points
The Little Five Points location of the Vortex reopens today on Moreland Avenue for takeout, according to Facebook. The restaurant and bar, known for its over-the-top burgers, celebrates 28 years in Atlanta, and is open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day with a limited food menu and 50 percent off beer to go. To order, call 404-688-1828 ext 1. The Midtown location remains closed.
Guac y Margys reopens on the Eastside trail
Margarita and taco bar Guac y Margys reopens for takeout at SPX Alley on the Eastside Beltline. The restaurant is now open daily for contact-free takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery within two miles, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Order online or call 404-343-4691. Family meals available, as well as beer and canned Tip Top cocktails.
All Kroger and Publix employees must now where masks
All Kroger and Publix employees are now required by the grocery chains to wear masks while working, according to the AJC. It’s unclear how many surgical masks or other face masks the companies currently have available for staff, but Publix says once “supplies are depleted,” employees will be responsible for providing their own masks or face coverings in order to work. [AJC]
Garnet Gal’s Organic Coffee Shop & Bakery opens in Buckhead
Pat Azogu opened the coffee shop and bakery at 2770 Lenox Road, between East Paces Ferry Road and Buford Highway, over the weekend. The shop is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The menu includes toasts, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, coffee drinks, and milkshakes. Call 404-748-4027 to order for takeout. [Official]
Ponce City Market online farmers market
People can purchase from farmers typically found at the Ponce City Farmers Market (PCFM) online at the Community Farmers Markets’ virtual marketplace SHOPCFMATL.org. For now, Ponce City Market serves as a pick-up location only. Order online Wednesday through Friday for pickup the following Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the market’s 30-minute parking area in front of Mountain High Outfitters.
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.