The Cut Handcrafted Burgers in Westpark Plaza makes its burgers with all-natural, free-range Angus beef.

Restaurants Get Creative To Serve You

by TOM BERG

While restaurants are slowly resuming dine-in options, one thing is clear: takeout and curbside pickup are here to stay. Check out these examples of restaurants that have adapted to meet your needs in the comfort of your own home.


The Cut Handcrafted Burgers

Hungry for an award-winning burger? Try curbside pickup at The Cut for a handcrafted burger made with all-natural, free-range Angus beef that’s ground in-house.

Three years ago, owner Steve Kim adapted his food truck (winner of the Orange County Register’s Critic’s Choice award in 2015) to a brick-and-mortar location in Westpark Plaza. Recently he adapted again, providing curbside pickup.

He also launched a “Fuel the Fight” program to donate meals to local hospitals, police and fire stations. Order at thecuthcb.com.


Left Coast Brewing Co.

Yes, you can order Left Coast favorites like Trestles IPA and Voo Doo American Stout direct to your front door.

Manager Pete La Cava opened the Sand Canyon Plaza brewery a few years ago, and it quickly became a favorite among locals. When California’s stay-at- home order came, he converted equipment to make hand sanitizer for local hospitals and businesses.

Left Coast also offers meals from its smokehouse for pickup or delivery. Order at leftcoastbrewing.com.

Left Coast Brewing Co. will deliver to your door, including its amber lager, Una Mas.

Burnt Crumbs

The Spaghetti Grilled Cheese is back. So are the Soufflé Pancakes at Burnt Crumbs restaurant in the Los Olivos Marketplace, and they are ready for pickup.

Food innovation put chef-owner Paul Cao on the map, and now he’s innovating in other ways.

In addition to curbside pickup, Burnt Crumbs is offering “Grab & Go Frozen Meal Toppers” that you can take home, heat, and pour over rice or pasta. Choices include Chicken Pot Pie Chowda, chili and Japanese curry.

You also can buy pantry items like flour and yeast while picking up favorites like that Spaghetti Grilled Cheese. Order at burntcrumbs.com.

Burnt Crumbs’ popular Soufflé Pancakes are available on weekends.