Differences in Dining Out Since COVID-19
This Saturday night, we actually went out to eat for the first time since COVID-19 started to spread in mid March.
We made reservations at Kristofor's which is right down the street from our house. We made reservations for the outside deck, but it was a little chilly Saturday night by the time I got there, and there were tables available inside, so we went inside and sat down.
Kristofor's only had half of their usual tables set up and they were all spread at least 6 ft apart if not more. The waitress and waiter both wore masks the whole time they were waiting on us.
Their beer selection was missing some of the selections that they normally have on tap. The owner told us that was because the suppliers of the beers including, Coors Light, Guinness, and Yuengling to name a few, either didn't have enough supply, or were too far behind on their deliveries to bring them kegs.
Each one of us got a paper menu that was thrown away after we used it. There were no salt or pepper shakers on the table to prevent the spread of the virus, so they brought over salt and pepper in individual disposable cups when you asked for them.
Other than that, it was your typical dine-in experience. It was nice to be able to sit down with friends and enjoying a meal while having somebody else wait on you for the first time in three months. The food was good, the service was great, and it was awesome to be able to enjoy the restaurant experience again.
Slowly but surely, things are starting to get back to normal.