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.
Taqueria Del Sol reopens Atlanta locations for takeout only
After closing all four Atlanta Taqueria Del Sol locations two weeks ago due to the impending peak in COVID-19 cases expected in the state, chef Eddie Hernandez, along with co-owner Mike Klank and managers George Trusler and Steve Shields, reopen the restaurants today for takeout only. The dining rooms remain closed, as do the patios for outdoor dining. Taqueria Del Sol was offering takeout service prior to the mid-April closures. Check Instagram for updates. [Instagram]
Georgia Grille closes after 30 years in Buckhead
Longtime Buckhead restaurant Georgia Grille — named for artist Georgia O’Keefe — closes after 30 years at the Peachtree Square shopping center. Owner Karen Hilliard made the announcement on Facebook Monday. No reason was given for the closure or if the statewide COVID-19 dining room shutdown contributed to the decision. Several pieces of restaurant memorabilia are now listed for sale, including an antique Coca Cola cooler for $15,000 and a writing desk for $3,500. [Facebook]
Chai Pani launches a delivery service
Chef Meherwan Irani closed his Decatur-based Indian street food restaurant, Chai Pani, in early April, but is now launching a takeout delivery and pickup service. Starting next week, “Chai Pani Take Home” will offer delivery and pickup locations throughout Atlanta via online Indian grocery marketplace Subziwalla. Chai Pani plans to sell prepared dishes like packs of samosas, curries including butter chicken and saag paneer, and its beverages such as the restaurant’s mango and sweet lassis. More information coming Monday. [Official]
Bold Monk Brewing reopens for takeout Wednesday
The recently opened brewpub just off of Chattahoochee Avenue in Underwood Hills reopens Wednesday, April 29, for takeout only. The menu includes dishes from Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group’s other restaurants, Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery and White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails. Online ordering launches Wednesday. The group is still determining a date to reopen for limited dine-in service. [Instagram]
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.