Chile Rellenos from El Zocalo

Order Takeout or Delivery and Support Local

Times are tight right now, we fully understand. But if you enjoy local culinary fare like the Pollo En Mole of El Zócalo Mexican Restaurant, Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café’s Schnitzel or the wings at West End Trading Co., it’s more crucial than ever that you order some pick-up from your favorite Historic Downtown Sanford eateries. Especially in light of Gov. DeSantis’ statewide stay-at-home order that came down a few days ago, area restauranteurs would very much appreciate some community support this month. The alternative – a world where all that’s  left are chains when we can finally go outside again – is pretty grim.

Historic Downtown Sanford’s restaurants are doing their best to roll with the economic punches of the covid-19 pandemic and necessary social distancing, sanitizing thoroughly in accordance with CDC guidelines, gladly offering designated curbside pickup areas, some delivery options, and incredible deals for top-notch cuisine.

To save you a lot of extraneous scrolling and clicking, the Historic Downtown Sanford Food & Drink Guide is, no foolin’, a great reference. It collects and compiles the needed contact info, includes a bunch of menus and mouth-watering food pics and is a quick and dirty virtual tour of the dedicated merchants that are holding strong in Historic Downtown Sanford. Dollars spent locally stay in and work for the local community, so we all benefit. Bon Appétit, indeed.

Another innovative opportunity to shop/eat local comes in the form of 327 Gentlemen’s Club’s just-launched “Sanford Stimulus Project.” Any time you spend over $10 at nearly 30 area establishments, you’ll be handed a voucher. Collect a dozen of these vouchers and you can redeem them for a pun-tastic “I Stimulated Sanford” shirt courtesy Sunshine State Threads. The promotion runs through May 15.

Image: Chile Rellenos from El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant

Matthew Moyer

Matthew Moyer is a music and arts writer and enthusiast living in Orlando. He loves his cat very much.