With the novel coronavirus outbreak in Austin, two local restaurants are shutting down dine-in sales and will only to-go orders for the time being, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing.
MLK kolache and beer shop Batch will only offer to-go orders starting on Monday, March 16. This means kolaches, crowlers, beer cans, and wine bottles. The shop isn’t accepting cash payments for now and communal items like sugar and milk will be found behind the counter. Until that Monday, only the outdoor seating area will remain open this weekend.
Veracruz All Natural’s two full restaurants — Round Rock and North Burnet — will only offer to-go orders now as well. The food trucks, though (Manchaca, Webberville, Mueller) remain open for regular full business.
Along with other Austin restaurants and food trucks, both Batch and Veracruz are implementing as many precautions as possible to safeguard its employees and guests from COVID-19. This includes increasing the number of cleanings of tables and tablets, among other items and encouraging sick staffers to stay at home.