Social Distancing still has the biggest impact on fighting the spread of #COVID_19 in our community

Social Distancing still has the biggest impact on fighting the spread of #COVID_19 in our community. And it makes sense because we have been practicing it as citizens already for some time.

I, mean, in my past whenever I have had a cold or start to sneeze, my partner won't come near me for days. And that is just over the start of a cold. I am certain others have a family member or friend like that. (Who feels me here?)

So when you think of it, it is easy to build social-distancing into our lives as so many have already been doing for years already.

While I truly understand that the news is going to be sobering for a while, one way to serve your favorite neighborhood restaurant is to consider how social distancing can make a huge impact right from where you are.  



Below is a list (as of March 17 when the video was created) of great West Michigan restaurants that are moving to a take out, curbside, or mobile device (Doordash, Grubhub, UberEats) service level.  Watching so many of them pivot in a crisis is remarkable and why I adore this city I have called my home since 1981.

Please note that practicing social distancing is a matter of community health and should messaging come down from health and governmental leaders, we encourage you to #besafe #besmart and most of all, #bethebridge to the future.

#besafe #besmart #bethebridge to the future.

Tommy Allen, Publisher 
Rapid Growth Media

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This list is not an endorsement but a suggested list of area businesses who are pivoting at press time to a take out, curbside, or mobile platform (if you don't see a restaurant here that is offering takeout, please let us know via social media):

Hopcat
The Cottage Bar
Lindo Mexico
One Trick Pony
The Mitten Brewery
One Twenty Three Tavern
MeXo: pre-Hispanic, modern Mexican
Živio
Rezervoir Lounge
San Chez Bistro
Marcona on Lyon
EL Granjero Mexican Grill
Rio Grande Steakhouse
FujiYama Asian Bistro
People’s Cider Co.
Matchbox
Ando
Noori Chicken
Brewery Vivant
Amore Trattoria Italia
Chicago Style Gyro
Slows BBQ
El Globo
Harmony Brewing Company 
Uncle Cheetah
PHO 616 Grand Rapids
Old Goat
Simple Fish
Tacos El Tigron
Choo Choo Grill
Grand Woods (Sadly, no dancing, according to DJ Danimal) 
The Bitter End
Yo Chef's Cafe
Osteria Rossa!
Jose Babushka's in East Grand Rapids
Luna
Reds
The Commons
Wiers Sparks Bbq
Cheshire Kitchen
Emonae Korean BBQ
SpeakEz Lounge
Real Food Cafe
Cork
The Friesan Gastro Pub 
Brass Ring Brewing 
Terra GR Restaurant
Bagger Dave’s
Mean Buzz Coffee
Gravity
Olga's


Video Credits: 

Featuring Ace Marasigan, CEO and Founder at Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival and Rapid Growth’s Publisher Tommy Allen (also Producer of LoveWins at the Rainbow Bridge.)  

Written by Tommy Allen
Directed by Hwa-Jeen Na
Shot by Joshua Skinner
And special thanks to:
Adam Russo of COM 616.
Adam Bird of Bird + Bird Studio.

Preferred Hashtags are #rapidgrowthmedia #besafe #besmart #bethebridge 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit Michigan.gov or CDC.gov.
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