Order restaurant takeout for the greater good

Want a way to help the community in this coronavirus-shadowed time?

Order takeout food from a favorite area restaurant, on either side of the Menominee River. Really.

Not only does it provide you with an easy meal, it gives some level of support to local small businesses that likely are struggling since both governors in Michigan and Wisconsin ordered bars closed and food service to takeout only.

While some establishments have closed their doors, others are trying to eke it out by offering pickup or drive-through meals — even curbside — and in some cases adding or expanding delivery.

Some of the business changes due to the coronavirus situation can be seen by clicking on the COVID-19 Community Directory button on the right side of the Daily News’ web site, www.ironmountaindailynews.com.

This includes restaurants that have special deals or arrangements for takeout. Names such as The Thirsty Whale, The Pasty Oven, Romagnoli’s, Annie’s T&T Steakhouse, Blackstone Pizza, Randville Bar & Grill, The Bakery Shop, Oak Crest Golf Club, Beef-A-Roo in Iron River.

Others are shown in The Dining Club listing that appears in each Daily News issue.

Any business that wants to be included in either listing can contact Ray King, 906-774-2772, ext. 235, or email to rking@ironmountaindailynews.com.

And if you don’t see an establishment you enjoy on these listings, check online or by calling. If they’ve remained open, consider ordering lunch or dinner, or both.

It could help ensure that local place that has a great Reuben or unique salad or steak perfectly done still will be standing when the COVID-19 pandemic finally, hopefully, recedes.


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