This is an especially tough time for our local shops and restaurants. While all restaurants and stores have closed their storefronts and dining rooms to the public, there are other ways you can still support them. Order food for take-out/delivery, buy gift cards for future use, or order gifts and other local wares online. Here's our latest round-up of updates from local businesses:

An update from the City of Augusta and Mayor Hardie Davis effective March 22, 2020 at midnight: To help mitigate growing health concerns, all local restaurants have been ordered to close their dining facilities with the option to continue delivery and curbside pickup services. All indoor recreational facilities have also been asked to close their doors including, bars, salons, and gymnasiums. For more information please visit the City of Augusta's website

Restaurants 

Abel Brown: We love that this local restaurant is establishing Ready & Abel - to-go food with curbside pickup. Check their website & follow them on Instagram (@abelbrownaugusta) for more updates. 

Arsenal Taproom: This adorable go-to has online ordering for your meals with curbside delivery from 12 to 8 PM. ProTip: All beer and wine is 25% off so follow them on Instagram (@arsenaltaproom) for more adult beverage discounts. 

Bodega Ultima: This must-try restaurant is working has established a menu for curbside and ready to eat pick-up and delivery meals starting Wednesday, March 18. Check their website & follow them on Instagram (@bodegaultima) for more details. 

Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery: Order your sweet tooth craving from this downtown delight and pickup curbside by calling 706.722.7772. The full menu & desserts can be found on their website.

Cork & Flame: Beginning on Wednesday, March 18 this restaurant will offer takeout and curbside pickup options by calling 706.922.9463. Check out their website and follow the flame on Instagram (@corkandflame). ProTip: Their wine market will remain open for all your pinot noir needs & a percentage of every takeout order will be given to the C&F staff relief fund. 

Craft & Vine: This local downtown hotspot is closing its doors to the public temporarily. Check their website for details and to purchase an online gift card to use later! Give them a follow on Instagram as well to stay in the loop (@craftandvine). 

Divino's: This Hammond's Ferry favorite is making it easy to get Italian. Call-ahead with your order at 803.426.8675 for curbside pickup or FREE delivery to the closest neighborhoods. Visit their website for a full menu and follow them on Instagram (@divinonorthaugusta).

Edgar's Grille: This local restaurant has curbside pickup and BONUS, they're offering pre-made and frozen for your convenience by calling 706.854.4700. Lunch pickup will be from 11 AM to 2 PM and dinner pickup will be from 5 to 8 PM. Visit their website for the deets and follow the grille on Instagram (@edgarsgrille). 

Fat Man's Cafe: The dining room is closed but give them a call or visit their website for takeout and delivery before 2 PM for delicious salads & sandwiches. Follow the fat man on Instagram (@fatmanscafe). 

Farmhaus: Your spot for burgers & milkshakes is open for call-ahead pickup orders and also delivery options via Augusta to Go. Check their website for details. Give them a follow on Instagram as well to stay in the loop (@farmhausburger). 

Finch & Fifth: This Surrey Center fav will be providing carryout and pickup ONLY right now. What to order you ask? We suggest getting a quart of gumbo for $25 or a whole tomato pie for $30. ProTip: Both of these specials will feed the whole family! Follow them on Instagram (@finchandfifth) or visit their website for updates. 

Frog Hollow Tavern: This world-class restaurant is closing its doors to the public temporarily. Check their website for details and to purchase an online gift card to use later! Give them a follow on Instagram as well to stay in the loop (@froghollowtavern). 

Frog & the Hen: Your comfort food dish is ready for pickup! This restaurant is providing call-ahead pickup orders and delivery options via Augusta to Go. ProTip: You can arrive at our pull-up window, grab your order AND purchase your bottled wines and beer. Check their website for details. Give them a follow on Instagram as well to stay in the loop (@frogandthehen). 

Humanitree House: Working hard to helping you stay healthy, this favorite hotspot for the healthiest options is taking pressed juice orders in advance on their website or send them a message on Instagram (@humanitreehouse). 

Jackie M's & Son: This Yelp Top 100 favorite is closing its doors to the public EXCEPT for to-go and delivery orders (we almost got you, didn't we?). They have a designated door for pickup orders and will be accepting delivery orders via the Waitr app. Follow them on Instagram (@jackiemsandson) for details. 

Knuckle Sandwiches: This after-hours favorite is taking call-ahead curbside pickup orders at 706.828.4700 or follow them on Instagram (@_knucklesandwiches_) for updates. ProTio: Order delivery via Augusta to Go! 

Laziza Grill: This restaurant is making sure you're fed all the mediterranean food you can eat! Order online and pickup curbside or order using Augusta to Go. Be sure to follow them on Instagram (@lazizagrill) where you can practically taste the falafel. ProTip: You get FREE delivery when you order on Augusta to Go! 

Luigi's: This incredible Italian restaurant will be taking carryout orders by calling 706.722.4056. 

Manuel's Bread Cafe: This North Augusta location is now offering curbside pickup for call-ahead orders and FREE delivery for residents in the Hammond's Ferry community until Sunday, April 5. After this date, this restaurant will close its doors until further notice. Check out their website for full menu options and follow them on Instagram (@manuels_bread_cafe). 

Namaste Indian Street Food: Order online to this Indian food hotspot or call-in to arrange for curbside pickup. Delivery is FREE (yes, free) if you order through Augusta to Go. Follow the food on Instagram (@namastestreetfoodaugusta) for further updates. 

Noble Jones: This southern soul food restaurant is temporarily closed and will no longer be offering takeout services, but you can still follow them on Instagram (@noblejones). 

Pineapple Ink Tavern: Craving chicken fried hamburger steak? We are! Order this from the newest downtown restaurant TO-GO by calling 706.842.4401 or visiting their website. Follow the tavern on Instagram (@pineappleinktavern) for drool-worthy plates. 

Pizza Joint: Pizza has been an all-time favorite delivery item in the history of EVER, so why break tradition? Both locations will be offering carryout and delivery services during your time of need by ordering online

Sheehan's Irish Pub: Call 706.364.1234 for carryout and delivery options or visit their website for a full list of menu items. Follow this pub on Instagram (@sheehanspubaugusta) while you wait. 

Sole: Needing some fresh air? This downtown spot is currently open with patio access, but is limiting seating for social distancing. If you're totally fine eating on the couch, call 706.432.9898 for to-go orders or visit their website. Follow them on Instagram (@soleaugusta) while you're waiting on your tempura.

Southbound Smokehouse: Starting Friday, March 20 this BBQ joint will be offering a specialty to-go and delivery menu at their Central Avenue location by calling 706.733.5464. Visit their website and follow them on Instagram for the run-down (@southboundsmokehouse). ProTip: Want FREE delivery? Order on Augusta to Go! 

Sno-Cap Drive-In: This retro drive-thru is taking it back to and letting visitors pull-in to order your burgers and hotdogs from 11 AM to 8 PM. Staying home? Order online on their website or choose FREE delivery from Augusta to Go. Follow our favorite retro restaurant on Instagram (@snocap_na). 

TakoSushi: This sushi go-to has transitioned fully to just to-go and have temporarily closed their dining facility, however, don't let that stop you from ordering that spicy tuna roll. Visit their website for takeout options and follow them on Instagram (@takosushi). 

The Bee's Knees: This local downtown restaurant is closing its doors to the public temporarily. Check their website and follow them on Instagram (@beeskneestapas) for updates. 

The Hive: This local downtown restaurant is closing its doors to the public temporarily. Check their website and follow them on Instagram (@hiveaugusta) for updates. 

The Southern Salad: Visit their website for takeout and curbside pickup. P.S. Kids get a free grilled cheese or smoothie with a paying adult present. Check their website and give them a follow on Instagram (@thesouthernsalad) for updates. 

Whiskey Bar Kitchen: This waffle fry favorite has closed their doors temporarily and won't be offering curbside pickup or delivery (aw, we're sad too), but you can still follow them on Instagram (@whiskeybarkitchen) for updates. 

WifeSaver: This fried-chicken delight has you COVERED with drive-thru AND curbside pickup for call ahead orders. Check out their website for menu options (get the fried chicken) and locations. Follow them on Instagram (@wifesaver) to watch those biscuits rise. 

Wing Express: Drive-thru wings. Do you still need anymore convincing? This easy access local restaurant is continuing to take drive-thru orders at its Highland Avenue location so sWING (get it?) through for your dinner plans! 

Villa Europa: This restaurant is supporting to-go and curbside pickup. View the menu on their website and follow them on Instagram (@villaeuropa). 

Shopping 

American Journeyman: Send this downtown Augusta favorite a direct message on Instagram (@americanjourneyman), pay online, and pick up curbside. Be sure to visit their website for online shopping. 

Art on Broad: This downtown store is currently closed so follow the art on their Instagram (@artonbroad).

Augusta Candle Company: They're doing online orders so stock up on Augusta scents like magnolia and peach before the summer hits! P.S. Follow them on Instagram and you can practically smell their candles (@augustacandlecompany). 

Charleston Street Flowers: This Surrey Center floral shop will be offering curbside pickup and residential delivery services for all orders. Follow the flowers on Instagram (@charlestonstreetfineflowers) and place your order online

Fab'rik Augusta: Follow this local shop on Instagram to shop virtually from your couch (@fabrikaugusta) and stock up on all your summer essentials - we're still buying bikinis!

Field Botanicals: Send our favorite local indie shop a direct message on Instagram (@fieldbotanicals), they'll email you an invoice and you can pick up curbside during regular business hours. Also, visit their website for online orders. 

Land of Thee: Our favorite local cultural brand has an outstanding website to accommodate all your shopping needs so go grab the softest Augusts tee and show a little love to your city. Follow the threads on Instagram (@landofthee) for updates. 

The Book Tavern: Get your reading fix by purchasing audio books online and choosing the tavern as your support store. They'll also be taking orders via email and shipping them straight to you for FREE if your order exceeds $30. Follow them on Instagram (@booktavern) for page-by-page updates. 

The Swank Company: This adorable store will deliver your order curbside and are always available for shopping on their website. P.S. Follow them on Instagram (@shopswankco) for new spring items arriving! 

Brews & Distilleries 

2nd City Distilling Co.: They're temporarily closing their tasting room BUT selling everything you need by the bottle for pickup. Check their website for updates. Down to follow on Instagram? We knew you would be (@second.city.distilling.co).

River Watch Brewery: For the next two weeks, this local brewery will be selling six-packs, mix packs, growler and crowler fills all available TO-GO. P.S. They'll even load it in your car! Check their website and follow them on Instagram (@riverwatchbrewery) for all the deets. 

Savannah River Brewing Company: This local brewery is selling six-packs, growler and crowler fills TO-GO and will even load your car with your loot. Visit their website and follow the brews on Instagram (@savannahriverbrew) for details. ProTip: They just launched a new beer so go check it out! 

White Horse Wine & Spirits: Located in Surrey Center, this local one stop shop for all your adult beverage needs offers drive-thru pickup services. Visit their website and follow them on Instagram (@whitehorse497). 

Coffee & Roasteries  

Buona Caffe: This local spot is open for takeout and curbside pickup (6:30 am to 7 pm weekdays / 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday). You can also order bags of coffee online (nationwide shipping available) or choose the local pickup option. Stay up to date by following the beans on Instagram (@buonacaffe) and checking their website

Metro Pub & Coffeehouse: This local coffeehouse will be temporarily closed but be sure to follow the beans on Instagram for updates on when they will re-open (@metrocoffeehouseandpub).

New Moon Cafe: This local favorite for your caffeine addiction will be closed to the public temporarily, however, you'll still be able to order carryout & delivery. Check their website and follow the beans on Instagram (@newmooncafe). 

Rooted Coffeehouse: This coffeehouse remains committed to serving you through the use of their drive-thru and curbside service. Visit their website for updates and follow the beans on Instagram (@rootedcoffeehouse).

Stone Roastery: This coffee roastery is doing to-go orders only for coffee & cakes so stock up! Check out their website and follow the beans on Instagram (@stoneroastery). 

Ubora Coffee Roasters: This coffee shop will keep you sipping your caffeine as they fulfill online orders. Check their website for online orders and follow the beans on Instagram (@uboracoffeeroasters).