Local Restaurants That are Trying Something New in This Trying Time

Now for some efforts that are trying something different. We are seeing all kinds of creative ideas brought about by the isolation. Here are a couple more:

Legends Tavern offers TP with takeout

If you order through the Legends Tavern & Grille website for takeout at its Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach or Sunrise locations, and your order is $25 or more, you’ll also pick up a free roll of toilet paper. And that may be worth more than the entrees!

Extra toilet paper rolls will also be available with your takeout for $1 per roll (limit 4 rolls per customer). Definitely worth considering in this time of strange TP hoarders (and you know who you are). 

Legends Tavern & Grille, all locations; legendstavernandgrille.com/#visit 

West Palm’s Grato converted to food production facility

The Ember Group that owns West Palm Beach’s Grato, and Palm Beach’s Buccan and Imoto, have formed Buccan Provisions to convert Grato into a production facility turning out about 2,000 meals per day. This is a not-for-profit effort to feed residents affected by the virus outbreak. 

James Beard Award nominee chef/owner Clay Conley and his partners, Sam Slattery, Piper Quinn and culinary director Zach Bell have recruited other corporate partners for funding, equipment and supplies. The Italian restaurant is being renovated and transformed, with all the machinery required for the new focus on helping people. 

Buccan Provisions is trying to raise more than half a million dollars in tax-deductible donations to push production for more than 140,000 meals in the next two months. The web site – with the motto Mobilizing for Emergency Food Relief — says that, depending on availability, the meals may be purchased by the public, too. Those sales will help fund the organization.