The Boston Globe has launched a brand new campaign, Project Takeout, to encourage anyone and everyone who’s ever eaten at a restaurant (and wants to be able to do so again) to order take-out — and lots of it. Food writer Devra First wrote a fantastic piece asking everyone to do their part (if you can financially) consider dining-out-at-home part of their civic duty like wearing a mask or social distancing.
Here’s a little extra help to make it as easy as can be: just consult these handy dining guides, featuring some of the top restaurants in Boston and beyond providing take-out and delivery options, along with a list of all the eateries with cocktails-to-go. Missing Bambara‘s burrata with housemade grilled olive bread and caponata, or wishing it was summer again with Citrus & Salt‘s cocktails filled with pineapple juice and skinny dipping memories, or missing game day beer and bites from Nosh & Grog? Pick a night (or two or three) of the week and designate it as #ProjectTakeout night, order your faves and make sure to share your meal pics on social to help inspire others to do the same.
Supporting restaurants through the cold, dark days of winter (when local spots need you the most even in a normal year) gives these neighborhood-defining businesses a fighting chance to hold on ’til spring. So, do it to help a local business. Do it to keep the community strong. Do it to help your neighbors. Do it to support hard-working professionals. Whatever the reason, just place your order asap and often.