BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — When the City of New York restricted restaurants to just delivery and takeout to stop the spread of COVID-19, Danny and Albert Teran — brothers who own the popular Bushwick staples The Wheelhouse and Millie’s Cuban Cafe — made an eleventh-hour decision that has paid off in a big way.
"What we did was, we merged both restaurants under one umbrella in The Wheelhouse so we could operate both out of one space," co-owner Danny Teran said.
The worlds of gourmet grilled cheese and Cuban cuisine collided, allowing the eateries to stay open and their staff employed.
"I just thought that it was important for us to stay here for our community and neighborhood and make sure that we were being able to serve people," Teran explained.
The Wilson Avenue location now offers up two menus that could satisfy just about any appetite.
From Cuban sandwiches to their Impossible all-vegan picadillo bowl, along with a glorious list of grilled cheese sandwiches, the selection is impressive.
When it comes to feeding frontline workers, the brothers have also stepped up to the “plate.”
The restaurants have donated thousands of meals to local hospitals, even launching a GoFundMe to secure that meal flow for the next few months.
"Obviously they are priority and we want to make sure that they get everything that they need and that they are fed," Teran explained.
The Wheelhouse and Millie’s Cuban Cafe in Bushwick are open for takeout and delivery every day starting at 11:30 a.m.
To check out the menu or order delivery/takeout, check out their website or call them directly: