Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

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Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Angelo’s Pizza in Lakewood closes dining room due to rising COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosting drive-thru distribution

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Akron Melt Bar and Grilled employee tests positive for COVID-19

That location was closed on Wednesday and Thursday for a “thorough cleaning.”

Greater Cleveland Food Bank hosting drive-thru distribution at Mentor Senior Center on Monday

A combination of fresh produce and dairy will be distributed curbside at the entrance on 8484 Munson Road.

Salt+ in Lakewood closes after COVID-19 exposure

The restaurant, which specializes in small plates, cocktails, and wines, said the staff is being tested and awaiting test results.

Put-in-Bay’s Frosty Bar closed until further notice after islanders test positive for COVID-19

“A few members of our management team and members of our restaurant family have been identified as primary contacts of folks who have tested positive from the island.”

Hofbrauhaus closing until further notice after 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

2nd Fat Head’s Brewery employee tests positive for COVID-19

Fat Head’s Brewery employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Mitchell’s closes Beachwood shop after team member tests positive for COVID-19

Pinzone’s Market Fresh Meats closing West Side Market location after 44 years

Lakewood Truck Park opens today with 8,000 square feet of outdoor dining

The Lakewood Truck Park opens after two years of planning, featuring a 8,000 square foot patio and access to four food trucks daily.

Giant Eagle in Garfield Heights reopening to public after only offering curbside pick-up since April

The Transportation Boulevard supermarket will reopen to the public at 7 a.m. on June 18.

  Cleveland restaurants allowed to expand outdoor dining to public spaces amid coronavirus crisis

The public spaces include private parking lots, streets, and on-street parking areas.

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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosting drive-thru distribution

The event is taking place from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at their facility on 350 Opportunity Pkwy.

  New ghost restaurant offers contactless experience with menu designed for take out

Local restaurateur, Doug Katz, is opening a ghost restaurant to reduce fixed costs and overhead.

  Food vendors work on a ‘side hustle’ to create more revenue amid social distancing restrictions

Food businesses are looking to diversify and expand in to retail to insulate themselves and make up for lost revenue due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

  Cleveland City Council sends order to Mayor Jackson to approve extended outdoor seating space for restaurants

The extension of the dining space will help them serve more customers while maintaining the social distancing guidelines as the coronavirus crisis continues.

  Popular Asiatown neighborhood restaurant closes up shop, denied life-saving PPP loan

Tastebuds Restaurant, open for 19 years, had to shut down after being denied a $20,000 PPP loan they applied for.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosting drive-thru distribution

The event is taking place from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at their facility on 350 Opportunity Pkwy.

Cleveland Heights promoting reopening businesses with Shop Local Bingo

Every bingo you submit will be entered in a weekly drawing to win two $25 gift cards from Cleveland Heights businesses of your choosing.

XO Prime Steaks shuts down after coronavirus crisis ‘made it impossible to continue operations’

After nearly 17 years in Cleveland, upscale Warehouse District steakhouse has served its last meal.

Pizza Hut will give away free medium pizza to 2020 graduates

Pizza Hut announced that restaurants will be giving away a free, one-topping medium pizza to the Class of 2020.

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Lakewood passes ordinance allowing restaurants to use public spaces for outdoor dining

The ordinance was unanimously passed 7-0 during Thursday’s meeting.

Ohio bars and restaurants reopen indoor dining areas with restrictions amid coronavirus crisis

The state lifted the ban at midnight, but with social distancing guidelines and restrictions.

  Customers hit the bars across Ohio as the clock strikes midnight

Ohio bars and restaurants didn’t waste any time reopening their indoor dining areas to customers the minute they were allowed to.

  Special events business at a standstill despite re-opening of the hospitality industry

Special events business are open but have no business because of social distancing restrictions.

Gov. DeWine warns bars and restaurants that do not enforce social distancing could lose liquor license

During Monday’s state coronavirus crisis briefing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reprimanded bars and restaurants who did not enforce social distancing over the weekend as outdoor dining opened up on Friday.

Dante in Tremont giving free family dinners to help those impacted by coronavirus crisis

The giveaway is from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at 2247 Professor Ave.

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Dante in Tremont giving free family dinners to help those impacted by coronavirus crisis

The giveaway is from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 at 2247 Professor Ave.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosting drive-thru distribution

The event is taking place from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at their facility on 350 Opportunity Pkwy.

Mentor Farmers Market set to open as scheduled on June 26 amid coronavirus crisis

Although many traditional summer events in Northeast Ohio have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, Mentor residents can still look forward to getting their farm-fresh produce and other fare from over 30 vendors at the Mentor Farmers Market.

  Dunkin’ giving out free coffee, donuts to healthcare professionals for National Nurses Day

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  Latin restaurants around Cleveland hoping for big sales on Cinco de Mayo to make up for lost business

Mexican restaurants are hoping for big sales on Cinco de Mayo to make up for lost business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Giant Eagle temporarily limiting amount of meat customers can purchase during coronavirus pandemic

Giant Eagle is limiting the amount of meat products customers can buy to preserve supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus can’t cancel corned beef: Slyman’s in Cleveland serves again through takeout orders

Slyman’s near downtown Cleveland is reopening, beginning May 4, for takeout orders only.

Thai Thai in Lakewood opening May 2

The wait is over.

  Cleveland produce wholesaler offering households vegetable and fruit boxes while restaurants remain closed in Ohio

Premier ProduceOne is adjusting their whole fruit and vegetable business to accommodate households and communities, to help get fresh produce to people.

Zoma Ethiopian Restaurant grateful for Cleveland’s support during coronavirus crisis

To show our support to eateries affected by the stay-at-home order, 19 News is highlighting our local restaurants in Northeast Ohio.

Barrio sells out first round of take home build-your-own taco kits in less than a day

Unfortunately, if you didn’t already pre-order your take home build-your-own taco kit to pick up on April 21 at the Strongsville location, you’ll have to wait for the next Taco Tuesday Taco Kit Day.

  Cleveland beer company partners with small businesses to deliver other local products with brews

Platform Beer Co. is offering up their resources to delivery products from other small businesses when they make home deliveries of their beer.

  Cleveland food establishments suing insurance companies in hopes of recovering from coronavirus closures

Hospitality businesses are filing suit against their insurance companies over business interruption claims.

  Carry-out cocktails promise to be a game-changer for many struggling restaurants

Restaurants are hoping that the ability to sell carry-out cocktails will help them stay afloat during social distancing.

  North Olmsted pizza purveyor giving away pies to laid off hospitality workers

The pandemic has left many service industry staff out of work across Ohio, and the nation.

  Cleveland area chocolatiers: Chocolate is essential for baskets and business

Cleveland area chocolate makers are working to fulfill online orders for shipment in time for Easter.

  4 Cleveland-area places to order food you may not have considered

Vendors are offering alternatives to shopping in grocery stores so people can avoid contact and still get essentials.

Cleveland-area businesses offering alcohol sales to-go

Breweries, restaurants, wineries and bars are offering alcohol to go during social distancing.

  Hunger centers in Cleveland seeing 30% increase in need during coronavirus crisis

Cleveland has a hunger problem, according to Aneliza Nader, CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul that runs eight hunger centers in Northeast Ohio serving 14,000 people each month.

Coronavirus crisis: Ohio restaurant industry lost about $698 million in sales, 100,000 jobs in first 22 days of March

A stunning new report from the Ohio Restaurant Association on Thursday showed the impact the novel coronavirus has had on local restaurants.

  Match, Batch, and Dispatch: Geraci’s helping healthcare workers with pizza during coronavirus crisis

Geraci's offering customers the opportunity to donate pizzas to health care workers with their order and Geraci's matches their donation with another pizza

Cleveland butcher shop Saucisson can ‘meat’ your needs as grocery stores struggle to restock

Slavic Village butcher shop, Saucisson, is workinig to adjust their process and meet the meat needs of the locals during this difficult time.

Northeast Ohio party centers pivot to feed the community, keep people employed amid event cancellations

La Vera Party Center, forced to cancel dozens of large scale events, is now during hundreds of take out orders each week to survive the shut down.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

Great American Takeout campaign urging everyone in Northeast Ohio to order at least 1 meal to go today

The Great American Takeout campaign is urging everyone to order at least one take out order today to support the struggling restaurant business.

Virtual tip jar started to support newly unemployed service industry workers in Northeast Ohio

Unemployed service industry workers can now list themselves on a virtual tip jar website.

  How Cleveland’s food trucks are trying to stay afloat amid social distancing and dining room shut downs in Ohio

Food trucks are struggling just like restaurants to make ends meet during the social distancing guidelines and pending "stay at home" order.

Cleveland brewery offers beer for a penny to all emergency responders, health care and service industry workers

To say thanks for their dedication during the coronavirus pandemic, Saucy Brew Works offered up a six-pack of beer for a penny to emergency responders and hospital workers.

Clevelanders: There are thousands of pounds of prepared corned beef to order out for St. Patrick’s Day

Restaurant owners all over the sitting are hoping to sell off thousands of pounds of corned beef they had ordered and prepped for St. Patrick's Day ahead of the mandatory shut down of restaurant dining rooms.

7 places to order take-out in Lake County to support restaurants during the shut down

Lake County restaurants are adjusting operations to offer take out and delivery in order to adhere to the Governor's restaurant restrictions.

7 places to order take-out in Summit County to support restaurants during the shut down

Restaurants in Summit County are adjusting to the "no dine in" rules set by the Governor of Ohio.

Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland’s Gordon Square closes; to reopen as new concept

Spice Kitchen + Bar makes the announcement to close its doors permanently on the first day of a mandatory closure from the Governor

  Slyman’s corned beef: You can still get it to go for St. Patrick’s Day

Cleveland Cooks is a weekly recipe demo featuring local chefs and restaurants showing viewers how to make one of their famous dishes.

Cleveland’s celebrity chef Michael Symon is streaming cooking demonstrations live on Facebook for those stuck at home

Renowned chef Michael Symon will stream live cooking demonstrations on Facebook while many are stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis.

7 places to get take-out in Cuyahoga County to support restaurants during the shut down

More than 20,000 restaurants and bars statewide are shut down to dine in options. Now many are opting for carry-out or delivery to stay afloat.

  Restaurateurs speak out after restaurants, bars close indefinitely due to governor’s orders due to COVID-19 outbreak

Just minutes after Governor Mike DeWine told the state during his Sunday press conference that eating and drinking at all restaurants and bars will cease by 9 p.m. Sunday, owners of affected establishments started speaking out.