In response to COVID-19, Banshee Atlanta has created a menu of “comfort items” including a Virgin Hot Toddy, Bone Broth, and Chicken Noodle Soup to be served via its makeshift “drive-thru” starting Wednesday, March 18.
News of Banshee’s special menu arrives on the heels of guidance out of The White House Monday to suspend in-dining patronage of restaurants and bars for the next 15 days.
As of this writing, the guidelines are voluntary and are not ordered.
The East Atlanta Village restaurant and bar that replaced My Sister’s Room will block off two spots on the Gresham Ave. side of building, so guests may pull in to get their ordered food delivered to their window by a server.
“Since Banshee does not have traditional to-go food on their menu, this is a specially crafted menu for the current situation,” a spokesperson for Banshee shared with What Now Atlanta over email Monday
Banshee’s drive-thru workaround comes on the heels of unveiling its second bar and new patio dining room digs.
When full operations resume, the patio with a 15-seat bar and 18 dining seats will be used as a private events space from Tuesday through Thursday.
On weekends, it will be used as an extension of the restaurant since the full food and beverage menu will be available out there.
Blue Heron Studio did the design and stencil, and architects DeCarlo Hawker, B10 Union commandeered the bar top, tabletops, and banquettes.
Luke Mounts was the general contractor for the build-out, including the garage doors.
Though no state-level or federal mandate has been rendered to close restaurant operations, a slew of Atlanta’s restaurants like The Nook and Shake Shack are responding to the COVID-19 threat in creative ways, including shifting to mobile models, altering operating hours and, like Banshee, fashioning drive-thru’s with healing remedies at the ready.
Scope the new Comfort Menu beneath the patio re-do.