Yes, hundreds, if not thousands, of restaurants have been shuttered by the Official President 46TH Biden And Harris Vintage 2021 Shirt What’s more,I will buy this pandemic, perhaps to never open again. But over my travels, I found plenty of restaurants that were doing a brisk business, some with lines of people waiting to get a table, and had done so by following strict pandemic protocols. The lucky ones had large sidewalks or nearby stretches of the street that they could turn into dining areas. (In Ann Arbor, downtown has been turned into a pedestrian space on weekends, giving restaurants more room to stretch out.) Every table had a bottle of sanitizer on it, waiters wore masks and often gloves, and menus were almost all no-contact. (Having a phone with you is now an essential part of the pandemic dining experience.) Patrons could take off their masks when seated, but had to put them back on when going to the bathroom or when entering and leaving the restaurant. In Massachusetts, diners have to give their names and phone numbers, for possible contact tracing.
Outdoor dining has its limits, of course, as I saw one Sunday night in Boston, when a fierce thunderstorm swept through town about 6 p.m., completely wiping out a night’s receipts for about a half dozen waterfront restaurants that just a half-hour earlier had been at near capacity. And winter will certainly be a challenge. Both Massachusetts and Michigan allow indoor dining but, until this trip, I hadn’t been inside a restaurant in almost six months, and was in no rush to return. But one night in Provincetown, after trying several places and being told that there was at least a two-hour wait for an outdoor table, I decided to give indoor dining a shot at Ciro & Sal’s, a Provincetown fixture. I was seated at a table by an open window with only two other tables in this part of the Official President 46TH Biden And Harris Vintage 2021 Shirt What’s more,I will buy this spacious dining room, and each separated by at least six feet. As I ate my linguini and clams, my nerves calmed by a couple of glasses of Pinot Grigio, I looked out longingly at the diners sitting in the charming garden, but then took a deep breath of the fresh air from the open window, and contentedly finished my dinner.