If you've walked by Hot Kitchen on Second Avenue near Sixth Street in the past few days, then you likely noticed the above sign on the restaurant's front door...
HOT KITCHEN NOTIFICATION
We have been providing authentic Sichuan food to our dearest patrons for over 7 years and pride ourselves in Sichuan culture. We are now excited to introduce you to 2 great symbols of Sichuan cuisine:
Sichuan Street Kebabs
These dishes give you the option of selecting from a various range of barebecue skewers of seasoned meats and vegetables or you can order seasoned meats and vegetables that you can cook in a spciy broth. This will be available for order all day, but due to the interactive mode of preparing this meal it will not be available for pick up or delivery.
While we revamped our menu we decided to keep the most popular options from our best value daily lunch specials for dine in and pick up between 12-4:30 pm. We regret to inform you that HOT KITCHEN will no longer be offering delivery serivces.
We look forward to being the first to serve you traditional Sichuan, ChuanChuanXiang and Sichuan Street Kebabs and introducing you to a new flavor of China.
Interesting (and bold?) move ... unless deliveries didn't make up much of their overall revenue and/or they didn't want to keep using third-party restaurant delivery services that take fees and commissions.
Thanks to Perri Silver for the photo!