Big Lug Canteen (1435 E. 86th St., 317-672-3503) is kicking it off with a set of new rules such as asking parents to keep their kids near them at all times and breaking up groups larger than seven into two tables which will be placed at the 6-foot distance as required by city regulation. Check out the full list on their Instagram: @biglugcanteen.
Fat Dan’s (Multiple locations) is doing it just a bit differently, requiring diners to wear masks until their food/drinks have been delivered to the table. This is to ensure that the servers handling your plates can stay as clean as possible. If you decide to use your napkin as a Kleenex, be a peach and toss that one in the bathroom trash yourself. They’re posting regular updates on their Instagram as well: @fatdansdeli.
If you haven’t caught it yet, Side Door Bagel has been doing regular popups at Bluebeard (order online for these) on Wednesdays, with regular delivery-only service the rest of the week with deliveries going out Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. The rumor is that the maple/masala spice and lox/dill schmears are the move.
You can’t yet get a haircut at the barber shop side of Commissary (304 E. New York St., 317-730-3121), but the coffee is back for takeout. Try their new pineapple-ube iced oat-milk latte (or have it hot), and try not to trim your own bangs until salons reopen on June 1.
10th Street Diner (3301 E. 10th St., 463-221-1255) is still going strong with its full meal takeout program. When we say it’s a “full meal deal,” we mean a full vegan feast of a protein, side, and fresh-baked bread with a 3-hour pickup window 3–7 p.m. Weekends have been a showcase of indulgent vegan brunches of biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, and other nap-inducing favorites.