Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar (Patchogue)
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
ABOUT: Visit Arooga’s to catch big games or have a great time with family and friends. This classic American sports bar and grille offers delicious burgers and wings as well as plant-based meal options. Arooga’s is a Certified Green Restaurant and follows rigorous guidelines established by the Green Restaurant Association.
SERVICE: Early in the pandemic, Arooga’s joined other Patchogue in donating lunch and dinners to Brookhaven and Stony Brook Hospitals to feed frontline workers.
Baldoria (Long Beach)
ABOUT: “Italian cuisine in the heart of Long Beach.” Baldoria is a family-friendly restaurant in Long Beach, NY, offering pizza, appetizers, salads, trapazzinos, grain bowls, as well as homemade ice cream and donuts. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options. Baldoria offers indoor/outdoor dining, takeout, delivery, and catering.
SERVICE: In 2020, Baldoria gave back by preparing and delivering food to local hospitals for healthcare workers as well as to local law enforcement and first responders.
Bareburger (Multiple Locations)
Billy & Pete's Social (Larchmont)
Billy & Pete's Social
ABOUT: Established in 2020, Billy & Pete’s Social provides a family-friendly atmosphere. On their menu you will find Detroit-style pizza, appetizers, salads, trapazzinos, grain bowls, craft cocktails, as well as homemade ice cream and donuts. Billy & Pete’s also offers vegan and gluten-free options, making it a comfortable spot for all guests. Billy & Pete’s Social has a large outdoor dining area with heated igloos and green houses.
SERVICE: During the pandemic, Billy & Pete’s Social has donated pizzas to local first responders.
Burger Village (Astoria)
ABOUT: Burger Village’s concept is simple...to have a place where folks with different dietary needs can eat a quality meal in one place. Whether you want a beef burger, ostrich or elk, or you want a vegan meal or vegan burger, or if you one want gluten-free, you can get it here! Burger Village appreciates any support during these difficult times.
SERVICE: Though they only recently opened, Burger Village is interested in participating in volunteer efforts to help feed frontline workers at nearby hospitals.
ABOUT: Cardamom Indian Cuisine is one of the finest Indian restaurant located at Sunnyside, NY. Featured in the Michellen Restaurant Guide, Cardamom is best known for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent staff service with livery ambience. Cardamom Indian cuisine prepares everything fresh using the best quality ingredients and the freshest vegetables.
The Cabana (Long Beach)
Cobblestones Pub & Biergarten
Dee's Wood Fired Pizza and Kitchen (Forest Hills)
Dee's Wood Fired Pizza and Kitchen
ABOUT: Dee’s has been a Forest Hills favorite for nearly 30 years. They have proudly served many Stanners over the years as well. This casual family-friendly restaurant cooks up everything from wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and homemade pastas, to their famous meatloaf and lasagna.
PROMO: Dee’s is open for takeout and delivery. Online ordering is easy! Use Promo Code Stanner2021 to get a complimentary order of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!
Fillmore's Tavern (Fresh Meadows)
ABOUT: Fillmore’s is a local tavern located just a few miles from Molloy and has been serving Queens for 43 years. They have stayed open every day since the start of the pandemic, pivoting their business model to keep people employed and guests fed. Winter has been tough with indoor dining shut down in NYC, but they are ready to hit the ground running as the weather gets warmer and the city reopens at higher capacities.
SERVICE: In 2020, Fillmore’s raised thousands of dollars to prepare and deliver meals to frontline workers.
Gino's Parlor of Roslyn
Good Eats Diner (Maspeth)
Good Eats Diner
ABOUT: Good Eats Diner has been proud to serve Maspeth and its surrounding communities for over a decade. Here you will find plenty of comfort food in generous portions. They are committed to using the best ingredients and providing the best service. They love getting to know their customers!
SERVICE: During the pandemic, Good Eats Diner has donated food to the 104th Precinct and Elmhurst Hospital.
Gyro Grill (Rego Park)
ABOUT: Gyro Grill is a proud family business that offers delicious Greek meals, 80% of which are cooked up using homemade products. Here you will find homemade baklava, spinach pies, assorted soups, traditional tzatziki, chicken gyros, souvlaki, bifteki, and much more!
SERVICE: Gyro Grill is committed to giving back to local schools in its community and hopes to continue doing so for many years.
The Harrison (Floral Park)
Iavarone Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria (Plainview)
Iavarone Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria
ABOUT: Iavarone Bros. celebrates over four generations of quality since 1927, as one of New York’s largest and most highly regarded specialty food companies. Its Plainview location offers international and gourmet foods specializing in Italian fare with professional and knowledgeable staff. Palate pleasing foods include prime meats, fresh seafood, abundant fresh produce and select imported delicacies from around the world. The friendly and caring gourmet shopping experience, a culinary journey, is based on the premise that being delicious is necessary: there isn’t enough time in the day to do it all, yet there is no substitution for authentic fine food and freshness.
ABOUT: Katch is located in the heart of Astoria and is a unique multitasker that incorporates a visually stunning 2,000 square foot space that includes a 40 foot first class bar with 50 taps, a cushy banquette space, high top tables, a transitional dining space, over 70 HD TV’s and a 2,500 square foot beer garden culminating in the ultimate drinking and dining experience. Their 50 taps are all brimming hard to find craft selections, and their expert mixologists have intricately crafted unique specialty cocktails. Their chef utilizes locally sourced ingredients to offer classic American fare with a twist. Katch Astoria is open for indoor dining, heated outdoor dining (including large backyard area), takeout, and delivery.
La Nonna Ristorante & Bar (Williamsburg)
La Nonna Ristorante & Bar
ABOUT: La Nonna Ristorante & Bar is a family-owned Italian restaurant located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Head chef Cono Morena has a passion for creative fine dining and has brought that vision to life with this beautiful, intimate restaurant. La Nonna Ristorante & Bar is open for indoor dining, heated outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.
SERVICE: During the pandemic, La Nonna Ristorante & Bar has donated food to various hospitals and local police precincts and firehouses.
Lexington Candy Shop (Upper East Side)
ABOUT: Lexington Candy Shop is New York City’s last remaining original soda fountain/ luncheonette serving authentic American fare like burgers, milkshakes, pancakes & NY egg creams! Continuously owned and operated through three generations of family and partners, walking into the restaurant has been compared to walking into a time warp. Lexington Candy Shop is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, just three blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum Mile, on the Corner of 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue. They've served NYC through WWll, The Great Depression, and now through COVID-19. Lexington Candy Shop invites you to come and take a step back in time whenever you're on the Upper East Side.
SERVICE: During Covid, many of Lexington Candy Shop's customers sponsored the restaurant so they could donate to worthwhile charities, including Ronald McDonald House, The Doctors at Mount Sinai & The Doctors at NYU Langone.
EASTER HOURS: Open 8am-5pm. Indoor and outdoor dining available.
Metro Taco (Forest Hills)
ABOUT: Established in 2019 by Forest Hills native Matt Lontos, Metro Taco is a destination for inspired, locally sourced Mexican cuisine. With fresh corn tortillas made daily, plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and an exciting bar program curated by Valentin Restrepo, Metro Taco is here to serve its community and give back to the wonderful borough of Queens. “As a very new restaurant in the neighborhood, it has been a struggle to survive the last few months in Forest Hills. Every day we depend on the people of our community to keep our doors open and our staff employed,” said Matt. Metro Taco offers indoor/outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.
Ms. Yoo (Bowery)
ABOUT: Ms Yoo is Korean cocktail bar and restaurant as well as a bi level space that’s perfect for hosting dinners, private events, and cocktail parties. They boast a staff of six to eight and truly are a family. They have a passion for service and love seeing repeat customers! Visit website or inquire about restaurant hours/availability.
The Neighbors Sports Grille & Wings (Selden)
The Neighbors Sports Grille & Wings
ABOUT: You can’t have “wings” in your name without having great chicken wings. That’s Neighbors specialty! All of their sauces and seasonings are homemade, and they also offer great burgers, sandwich creations, steaks and pasta dishes.
SERVICE: During the pandemic, Neighbors has made private donations to locals in need and invested in retaining key employees.
No. 7 Restaurant (Fort Greene)
No. 7 Restaurant
ABOUT: Since 2008, No. 7 Restaurant in Fort Greene has been a great neighborhood hangout offering stiff drinks and fine dining-style comfort foods. Come enjoy broccoli tacos, burgers and steaks, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
SERVICE: Early in the pandemic, No. 7 Restaurant donated meals to frontline workers through a program created by actor and longtime regular Jeffrey Wright (#brooklynforlife). They also donated sandwiches for a week to CHIPS, a Park Slope Women and Children’s shelter.
Ozone Pizzeria (Jamaica)
ABOUT: Ozone Pizzeria in Jamaica, New York invites you to grab a slice! Try a tasty buffalo slice or order one of their delicious and fresh Sicilian pies. Order online or call for takeout or delivery today. Ozone Pizzeria is located on the corner of 97th Street and Liberty Avenue, just a few minutes from Forest Park. They are a proud family-owned business with roots in the community since 1964! Ozone Pizzeria is open for delivery and pick up. When you pick up, rest assured knowing that barriers have been placed between the employees and customers, and mask-wearing is being enforced.
Paul Michael's Brick Oven Cafe (Kew Gardens)
Paul Michael's Brick Oven Cafe
ABOUT: At Paul Michael Brick Oven Cafe, the safety of customers and staff is their number one concern. Paul Michael’s is following all NYC social distancing rules in its pizzeria. They kindly ask that you place all orders over the phone for pick up and delivery. Please call for information about outdoor accommodations. Paul Michael’s Brick Oven Cafe is open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.
Rajbhog Cafe (Hicksville)
ABOUT: Rajbhog Cafe specializes in Indian ”Street Food” and traditional dishes. Their motto is “to deliver authentic Indian food of the highest quality at minimal rates so that everyone can enjoy the joy of delicious food.” They invite you to stop in at their Hicksville location and enjoy their authentic flavors! Rajbhog Cafe is open for takeout, limited indoor dining, and Delivery. They can be found on UberEats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Seamless.
SERVICE: Rajbhog Cafe has supported frontline workers during the pandemic by donating meals to local hospitals.
River Mill Tavern and Tables (Lynbrook)
River Mill Tavern and Tables
ABOUT: River Mill Tavern and Tables is here to serve you! Enjoy their extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of classic American fare as well as kid options, crafted cocktails, and more. River Mill also offers a large outdoor patio.
SERVICE: During the pandemic, River Mill Tavern and Tables has donated food to local police and fire departments, convents, and others in need.
The Sayville Inn & Tavern (Sayville)
The Sayville Inn & Tavern
ABOUT: The Sayvillle Inn & Tavern has roots dating back to 1888 and it is said that Teddy Roosevelt once dined at the inn. Come experience history and enjoy classic american dining made with locally sourced food and crafted with love. The Sayville Inn & Tavern is open for indoor dining, takeout and delivery.
SERVICE: Carlos Cabrera ‘87 is on the Board of the Neighborhood House of Long Island. This group helps families who have lost a loved one to suicide or overdose.Sayville Inn has also helped their local food pantry and delivered meals to local hospitals during the pandemic.
Trinity (Floral Park)
ABOUT: A Floral Park favorite and a popular destination for Stanners, Trinity Restaurant & Bar serves up delicious American Irish dishes and a friendly, spirited atmosphere. Trinity is the perfect place to enjoy a big game or a meal with family and friends. Trinity is open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, delivery, and catering.
SERVICE: Early in the pandemic, Trinity raised thousands of dollars through its “#FeedTheValiant” campaign to feed many frontline workers. They also work with the Hance Family Foundation to feed at risk children during summer vacation when access to school meals is limited.
The Wild Rose Bar & Grill (Farmingdale)
The Wild Rose Bar & Grill
ABOUT: The Wild Rose welcomes you to come down and be part of its newly renovated bar and restaurant, located one block from the hustle and bustle of route 110. The Wild Rose offers a line-up of weekly entertainment, happy hour 5:00-7:00pm Mon-Fri, drink specials and terrific food. Wild Rose also specializes in catering for any size party, large or small. Packages can be built to fit your need. The Wild Rose offers a specialty in corporate functions, as well as baby showers, baptisms, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, retirement parties and all your holiday needs.