As crises bring out the weakest in people, so they bring out the strongest and the best in us all.
As Green Street Restaurant owner Bob Harrison wrote to customers recently, “I really miss the sounds and chaos of the Green Street kitchen. I use the word chaos but that’s not very accurate, and that’s really my discovery. During a busy shift it appears chaotic but on closer inspection, you see and hear a beautiful symphony being produced. Each part works to combine with others to make beautiful music or in our case, beautiful and delicious food.”
Harrison cited several instances of community and spirit from a wide range of customers:
“One guest called after receiving her take-out meal and thanked us,” wrote Harrison. She told him she had been living on canned soup, so her Green Street meal had been a delicious change.
A lawyer in Long Beach ordered 165 loaves of Zucchini Bread to give out to clients and staff, numerous friends have purchased gift cards online, and guests have been generous in taking care of the hourly staff with much-appreciated gratuities, Harrison added.
Meanwhile, a nurse working some strange hours ordered one of the restaurant family meals. She took it home, portioned it out and figured she had enough for a week’s worth of meals. Here’s the link: Family Meals
Numerous guests have also purchased Dianne Salad Kits to ship to family and friends in other states, said Harrison. Here’s that ordering link: Green Street Shopping
Green Street Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day for curbside pick-up or delivery. Customers may place their orders online or through an app, then come by and call from the car upon arrival
Like a number of other restaurants, Green Street has reduced the price of all of its wines and and is now selling cocktails to-go.
The Happy Hour Menu “takeout style” is every Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Happy Hour prices are available by placing direct orders by phone at (626) 577-7170.
As Harrison wrote, “I am confident chaotic days will return but in the meantime, our orchestra has been reduced to a Dixieland Band, much smaller, but still making beautiful music…It’s easy during this time to feel morose about the many favorite things that have been taken away, postponed or suspended but I am encouraged and inspired by so many things I see and hear each day.”