As for whether it’s a good or bad idea to have indoor dining, or outdoor drinking areas ... what can I say? Frankly, it’s out of my hands at this point.
The Druids used to mark such events by doing arcane things at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Around here, one settles for eating light lunches under umbrellas.
“As we move forward in reopening, I think it is important for people to understand the changes and culture shock some restaurants are faced with.”
“The idea is to link up restaurants, which are currently really suffering in terms of [loss of] revenue, and [labor] unions."
When it comes to local dining spots, what you see is what you get for the foreseeable future.
When it comes to keeping restaurant employees safe and paid over the long term, Texas may have answers
"I’m comforted by the fact that we’re outdoors and there’s less confined space."
“Even when we go back to work we’re not going to be back to work. I’m not going to have 35 hours at the bar right away, and people can’t sit at the bar.”
Most of them seem to be well-known spots, household names that tend to be mentioned often in the media and at times in “best-of” lists.
“The new thing that we’re seeing, as a result of the reopening and employers getting some money to bring workers back, is that employers are now asking workers to come back to work, often without many of the protections that would be necessary in place.”