While her business was closed, “Chef Lydia has been fulfilling catering orders and also donated meals to Kaiser Richmond workers back in April,” Gallo said. “Prior to shelter in place, business had been picking up and they were looking forward to a busy summer event/festival season to grow the business. COVID19 has been really challenging and has set them back a bit, but Chef Lydia is resilient and wants to reopen Roux safely.”
A delish food option is returning to downtown Richmond.
Roux, the eatery serving southern-style delights with a California twist, is set to reopen this weekend for pre-order and curbside pickup.
We learned this after the Richmond Main Street Initiative posted about the scoop on Facebook. Richmond Main Street is working with owner/chef Lydia Walker to pivot to a e-commerce and curbside pick-up model.
Roux has been closed since the shelter-in-place orders began in March. It will open for curbside pick-up service on Saturday and Sunday from 4-8 p.m. It operates from the Richmond Food Hall at 1503 Macdonald Ave., across from the BART station and next door to CoBiz Richmond.
Customers are asked to pre-order their dinner online at www.rouxbayarea.com or by texting (510) 514-6068, and to specify when they’d like to pick up their meal during Roux’s business hours.
The business has set up contactless payment and is trying not to accept cash, said Walker.
Oxtails, Jambalaya and Thai Veggie Curry are on the current menu, according to a menu posted by RMSI.
Customers are asked to wear masks, maintain their space, and be patient. Roux became a one-woman team and is reopening after being closed due to the shelter-in-place order, said Alicia Gallo, Programs & Communications Manager for RMSI.