While the shutdown has made things difficult for folks all around, there is a bit of a silver lining here. In order to drum up business, local restaurants have been offering specials for pick up or delivery orders. Here’s a list of specials running the gamut from A to Z (literally) that have crossed our literal desk. As always, it’s best to check and see if the specials are still in effect when you place your order. 

American Social

This Las Olas destination is offering a 20% discount on take-out orders. Also offering delivery and curbside service. Call 954-764-7005. americansocialbar.com


If youve got a hankering for hasenpfeffer, the Ambry is offering take-out orders featuring its hearty German fare, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call 954-771-7342. ambryrestaurant.com

Bona Italian

On Tuesdays through Thursdays get a complimentary dessert with your order. Bona will serve up one of its newest dessert options, a sfogliatella. This hard to pronounce, but easy to eat, pastry features layers of flaky dough stuffed with sweet ricotta cheese flavored with hints of orange and cinnamon. You get one of the yummy treats with an order of $20 (two for $40; three for orders of $60). The popular Wilton Manorsspot is also offering a large two-topping pizza for $16.95 (includes a two-liter bottle of soda) and all bottled wine is 40% off, if you order between 4 to 8:30 p.m. Call 954-565-7222 for more information. bonaitalian.com


The popular Wilton Manors spot offers up a special menu featuring complete meals (most priced between $10-$15), served with two sides and sandwiches ($8.50), as well as pastellas and fresh juices from noon until 8:30 p.m. Among the offerings are grilled chicken breast, pulled roasted pork, picadillo Habanera (ground beef Havana style), vaca frita, shrimp Creole and oven roasted branzino. See the menu at Candelarestaurant.com or call 954-563-8088.

What the Pho?

Wilton ManorsVietnamese eatery is offering $5 sushi rolls daily, as well as its regular menu. Call 954-870-6060. mywhatthepho.com


The Commercial Blvd. trattoria is offering a special take-out menu for $8.95. Such popular dishes as Caesar salad with grilled chicken, and rigatoni ala vodka are included in the choices available. Add a salad for $3 more and a choice of four desserts (tiramisu, cannoli, Key lime pie or chocolate cake) for $5 more. That makes it a three-course meal for $16.95! Call 954-776-4282. zuckerellos.com