By order of Gov. Doug Ducey, as of Saturday, March 21, there was no more dine-in eating at restaurants and bars in Maricopa County.
The move is temporary, aimed at helping slow the spread of COVID-19.
It should be noted that Ducey was not closing restaurants. He stated in his Thursday, March 19 order, restaurants should “provide dine-out options only.”
Many West Valley restaurants remain open, providing curbside and in-store pickup, as well as delivery.
Among the open eateries:
•Ground Control, 4860 N. Litchfield Road, Ste 103, Litchfield Park; 623-535-9066.
According to a Ground Control Facebook post Saturday, March 21:
“All the takeout orders are not only helping Ground Control stay in business but ensuring people like Rebekah (a waitress) have a job once this is all over. I will continue to share the gratuity we get from take-out orders with all employees without work right now.”
According to the post, orders can be placed via downloading the app Toast Take Out, then going to toasttab.com/ground-control, using Uber Eats or by calling 623-535-9066.
•The Golf Club of Estrella,11800 S. Golf Club Drive, Goodyear; 623-925-3148.
The golf club posted on Facebook that, though it was canceling happy hour service, “The Player’s Grill and Patio will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. allowing us to serve our golfers and we will be taking phone orders for pick up only. We have slightly revised our menu and all orders will be served in to-go boxes and easily disposable items. We sincerely do apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.”
•Native Grill & Wings, 102220 W. McDowell Road, Avondale, or 15735 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear; 866-599-9649.
How open are they?
This open: “Buy 10 traditional wings, get 10 free! Use code ‘freewings’ when ordering online or on the Native App. Available for call-in and walk-in orders as well.
“We are still open for take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery.”
•Sipping Sisters, 308 N. Central Avenue, Avondale; 623-248-0251.
Saturday, Sipping Sisters wished Facebook a good morning: “We are open for take out and UberEats. You can call in your order at 623-248-0251.” Saturday’s menu included corned beef hash and eggs, Boston Cream French toast and a pulled pork waffle sandwich.
•Sammy’s Burgers,525 N Estrella Parkway, Suite 105, Goodyear; 623-932-0908.
As it explained in a post, like many others, Sammy’s Burgers was struggling to figure this out: “Our customers, employees and community’s well-being has always been our top priority. During this uncertain, difficult time we will continue to do our part to safeguard that. Starting Saturday, March 21, we will transition into ‘take out only.’ Please bear with us as we try to execute this new process.
“We will be open for business. Please call us to place your order over the phone or you are welcome to come in. We can process your payment over the phone to speed up the process.”
Sounds like this is a place that has a strong heart.
“We strongly believe, together, we will conquer this,” said Sammy’s post.
“If you, your loved ones, or anyone you know is in need of food or supplies, please, please contact us. We will do everything we can to assist anyone in need.”
•Bella Luna Italian Ristorante, 14175 W Indian School Road, Goodyear; 623-432-7406.
“Want Bella Luna as your home cooked meal?” the Italian restaurant teased, Friday night.
Delivery is available via Grubhub.com.
•Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, 15651 W Roosevelt Street, Goodyear; 623-249-5520.
As SMBC noted on Facebook, “The greater the to-go business the more staff I can keep paying.”
And the brewing company is reaching out to big rigs: “We have heard that truckers are having a hard time as many fast-food restaurants do not serve them through the drive-through. Please let them know that if they text or call we can deliver curbside through our back door ... Easy for truckers to pull in and pull out.”
You can’t sit inside and enjoy a home-made beer. But you can still get a growler of beer to go.
•Ed’s Fish and Chips, 306 N Central Avenue, Avondale; 623-932-5043.
“Customers can call in orders. We are a family-owned business that has been at this location for 35 years.
•Culver’s, 1025 N. Avondale Boulevard, Avondale; 623-792-8649.
“We’ve temporarily closed dining rooms, but our drive-throughs remain open,” according to a post.
•Xanthi Greek Food, 10575 W. Indian School Road, E-101, Avondale; 623-215-8319.
“You can still order to-go or carryout,” said a post on Saturday, right underneath a tantalizing photo of baked spaghetti.
•Dream Swirls Frozen Yogurt, 15557 W. Roosevelt Street, Suite 102, Goodyear; 623-536-2191.
“Come in and make your favorite cup of yogurt, grab a lid and enjoy it anywhere you like. If you’re held up at home don’t forget that Dream Swirls utilizes three delivery services (Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash),” said a post Saturday.
“Take care, enjoy some yogurt and of course ‘wash your hands!’”
•Dino’s Greek & Italian Grill and Bar, 1550 N. Dysart Road B-8, Goodyear, has temporarily closed but expects to reopen soon.
Same with the Tack Room Saloon & Pool Hall in Buckeye, which plans to open again April 15.
The list will continue, next week.
Email your favorite restaurant remaining open to email@example.com.