Waffle Fries and Jenga
Clinton Hall, a 5-unit beer hall concept in New York City, is launching takeout and delivery not just of food and drinks, but also games, at its locations in Midtown West and the financial district. That includes waffle fries topped with melted cheese jalapeños and scallions, Jenga and Montauk Session India Pale Ale
Prices: Fries, $11; Jenga, $15; beer, $7 each or four for $26
Wellington Short Rib
Super-fine dining restaurant Alinea in Chicago, with its dining room closed, has started selling meals to go under the name Comfort Food from Alinea.
Executive chef-partner Grant Achatz and his team cook USDA Prime Black Angus short rib in sous vide for 48 hours, and then surround it with a sherry-mushroom duxelle, sautéed spinach and kale. That’s all wrapped in a pâte brisée crust and baked. It requires reheating at home.
It comes with 50-50 mashed potatoes (about 50% butter) and crème brûlée.
Owner Nick Kokonas said on Twitter that more than 2,000 meals have been sold, so he’s bringing back more team members to work.
Price: $34.95 per person
Four-Person Taco Bar
Mission Taco Joint, which has six locations in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, is offering takeout and delivery at its restaurants in the St. Louis neighborhoods of Delmar and Soulard and the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles.
That includes this meal of two meats, two sides and plenty of toppings. Jugs of Margaritas are available, too.
Prices: $49.95 for the taco bar; $20 for a 32-ounce Margarita jug and $40 for a half gallon
The New York State Liquor Authority has loosened its delivery restrictions, which means restaurants and bars, which could always delivery beer, can now also provide wine, spirits and cocktails, as long as they’re sealed and delivered with food. Thyme Bar in New York City has created a couple of bottled cocktails called Quarantinis, including this one made with Spring44 Vodka, Noilly Pratt, dry vermouth and orange bitters, served in a closed bottle.
Salad & Wings
PHX Beer Co., a craft brewery in Phoenix that has an associated restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., has launched a line of takeout family meals, including Salad & Wings, that feed three to four people. Customers get a large chopped salad of kale, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red peppers, smoked mozzarella, black beans, corn, pumpkin seeds and creamy malt vinaigrette, along with 12 fried chicken wings spiced with a choice of Guajillo chile, barbecue, Buffalo sauce or smoked salt & pepper.