8 Restaurant Spinoff Concepts to Try Now

By Shayna Mace | Photo courtesy The Art of the Nacho

Restaurants are kicking up the inventiveness right now to stay alive during the pandemic. Several spots have spun off separate curbside and/or delivery-only concepts — right out of their kitchens. Midcoast Wings (midcoastwings.com) operates out of The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company’s four Madison locations (downtown, east side, Hilldale and Fitchburg). Get your wings fix with boneless and bone-in varieties, as well as chicken sandwiches and sides. Baste your choice in one of 12 delicious, small-batch-made sauces and rubs

With a tagline “nachos are our palette, our pride and our passion”, The Art of the Nacho (artofthenacho.com) out of Lucille makes five delicious nacho platters plus a “be your own artist” option to build your own. Lucille also runs taco concept Mad Taco (mad-taco.com); slice-slinger Slice Queen (slice-queen.com); and Duck Lips Fried Chicken (ducklips-friedchix.com). Acme Soup & Sandwich (available on eatstreet.com) out of Nattspil makes good ol’ standbys for lunch and dinner, like the Mustache Pete, with Capicola, salami, prosciutto, sweet onion, provolone, mozzarella, giardiniera, lettuce and tomato on a grinder bun. Harvest, long known for its fine dining and seasonally-focused menu, has Harvest Go (harvest-go.com), a curbside pickup or delivery (within a five-mile radius) service. L’Etoile (letoile-restaurant.com) has been going strong with its family meals for pickup for two or five people — simply pre-order from a new, seasonal menu that changes every week.

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