I am curious as to how many here have taken advantage of eating outside at restaurants...Or in some cases indoors.
3 times I have gone to restaurants around me with my kids, and girlfriend and ate outside in all cases.
The first was a chain that most know, 99 Restaurant and Pub. The experience sucked balls. Basically we were seated at in plastic chairs, at plastic folding tables an the asphalt parking space. The food was given to us in the same containers that are given at take out, complete with paper napkins and plastic utensils. The drinks were served in plastic cups, and the menu was paper. Pretty much when we were finished the waitress just picked up the stuff and threw it away. The experience was pretty lame. Basically it was take out food that you ate in the parking lot.
The 2nd was in R.I. at The Bishop Hill Tavern. Styrofoam containers, but glassware to drink. This wasn't too bad. People were spaced, but it wasn't too strict. Oddly there were a few people at the bar inside. The funny thing about this place was that we went here when the wait for a place in North Attleboro was like 2 days in order to sit at one of 6 outdoor tables.
The 3rd place was a local place called Railside. Outdoor patio, but not in the parking lot. This was not terrible. glass dishes, and silverware.
Indoor seating opened last week in CT, but I am not really in a rush to partake. I like the bar atmosphere where you sit next to friends at the bar, or in the lounge. That can't be done, so I don't feel the need to go.
I hear that the North End vibe in Boston is pretty awesome... but I also heard that Marty Walsh is not thrilled. The fun police is supposed to be having a public zoom meeting for the north end situation today. Sounds like people and restaurants are going to be getting the finger wagging at not adhering to the rules.
What about others? Have people been going to restaurants?