For us it was our local Mexican place, Senor Iguanas. Mexican is so much better when you have chips and salsa before and the plates come all hot.
(edited by AWArulz on 3.6.20 1752) We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
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One is a small chef-owned place, where I know they're always meticulous about cleanliness, etc (under any circumstances). They'd rearranged the tables to be overly generous about social distancing. And changed many of their service protocols to be extremely cautious. ("White glove service" takes on a new meaning when it's nitrile gloves.) And it was awesome!!
The other is part of a small restaurant group in Phoenix. My friend wanted to look for a place specifically that "exceeded social distancing" expectations. We were outside on the patio, & we were the only ones in about a 20 foot area. Our server was the only one who was anywhere near us (mask & gloves), so, again, very comfortable. And a designer hamburger, sweet potato fries, & mixologist cocktails -- none of which I had to prepare!! -- was so gooood.
I'll continue to select places judiciously. There are definitely places I wouldn't go near! But there are also ones that I feel totally comfortable about.
We have been twice to the restaurant that our daughter works at in the summers. It's a relatively high-end (for Central Maine) place on the lake that's only open May to October. Everyone has been wonderful and respectful of all protocols and the meals were terrific.
Then there is the Subway in town where the staff aren't even masked. People have walked in and walked right out.
There is a local place, and one of the waitresses also works a second job at a UPS store. Met her in the midst of the shutdown when I needed papers notarized to sell my house. We had moved 600 miles for new jobs 6 weeks before everything shut down and sold our house from a distance, and I don't deal well with stress to begin with, so I was not a calm person. The notary could not have been more patient and sweet, and we wound up talking for a bit. She is a single mother and the restaurant job was her main income, so we decided to make a point of going there and asking to be seated in her section as soon as everything opened back up.
And then I'm pretty sure my in-laws are taking us to eat somewhere in the neighborhood where we're looking to buy a house as soon as we can view it in person...gentle hints, y'know? ;)
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