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2020-07-07 8:54:33 AM  
Three weeks ago I ate in a restaurant for the first time since March. The tables were more than 6 feet apart, masks were required, all severs were masked and washed/sanitized their hands frequently. The servers did not pre-bus tables (so if you were thirsty the glasses did tend to pile up), leaving that for a dedicated person who did not interact with food or people whatsoever. Menus were paper therefore disposable, (they were left on the tables even). People stood outside until a table was ready and out there were encouraged to maintain that magic six feet. All in all it was as safe as they could've made it.

It was a Mexican Restaurant that I happen to really like, and even though since then cases have SPIKED and I wouldn't step foot in one (a restaurant that is) now, I'm glad I did. Because the last restaurant I ate at before the shiat hit the fan in March was an IHOP because someone else really wanted it.

In case the unthinkable happens, I didn't want the last restaurant I ate at to be an IHOP...
 
2020-07-07 10:30:10 AM  
I'm a COVID survivor. 4 months afterwards and I'm still royally messed up. What this means in relation to the article, is I'm on a first name basis with one of the State's Epidemiologists.

Spoke with her and mentioned restaurants and she just started laughing. "No, Znuh. You won't see me anywhere there are humans around and congregating, no matter what the preparations."

And that, combined with surviving this thing, confirmed that. I have ZERO interest in hanging my ass out in the breeze.
 
2020-07-07 10:39:03 AM  
CSB. Drove by a Denny's the other day.  The dining room was open and filled with mask-less diners.

I couldn't believe anyone loved Denny's so much they'd risk their life to dine there.. but here we are.
 
2020-07-07 10:41:14 AM  

Znuh: I'm a COVID survivor. 4 months afterwards and I'm still royally messed up. What this means in relation to the article, is I'm on a first name basis with one of the State's Epidemiologists.

Spoke with her and mentioned restaurants and she just started laughing. "No, Znuh. You won't see me anywhere there are humans around and congregating, no matter what the preparations."

And that, combined with surviving this thing, confirmed that. I have ZERO interest in hanging my ass out in the breeze.


Yeah... I'm not even doing drive-through.  The idea of risking my health or life on eating food prepared by people who make $ 7.25 an hour because, by law, their employers can't pay them less... people who are so economically disadvantaged that they're more apt than most to be forced to work when potentially ill?  Not appealing to me right now, or anytime soon.
 
2020-07-07 10:59:48 AM  

akya: CSB. Drove by a Denny's the other day.  The dining room was open and filled with mask-less diners.

I couldn't believe anyone loved Denny's so much they'd risk their life to dine there.. but here we are.


waffle house was full
 
2020-07-07 11:02:51 AM  
wifey and I liked dining out during the Before Times©®™.  We have done the outdoor dining thing exactly twice when a place was slow.  No chance of going indoors to sit down any time soon.  Sister got Teh Ronas and is 11 weeks in (like Znuh).  F$xk that with a rusty rake.

Stay safe everyone.
 
2020-07-07 11:55:54 AM  
I'm looking forward to hopefully eating in a real restaurant again sometime in 2021.
 
2020-07-07 12:17:48 PM  

Bobby_and_The_Gorilla: Three weeks ago I ate in a restaurant for the first time since March. The tables were more than 6 feet apart, masks were required, all severs were masked and washed/sanitized their hands frequently. The servers did not pre-bus tables (so if you were thirsty the glasses did tend to pile up), leaving that for a dedicated person who did not interact with food or people whatsoever. Menus were paper therefore disposable, (they were left on the tables even). People stood outside until a table was ready and out there were encouraged to maintain that magic six feet. All in all it was as safe as they could've made it.

It was a Mexican Restaurant that I happen to really like, and even though since then cases have SPIKED and I wouldn't step foot in one (a restaurant that is) now, I'm glad I did. Because the last restaurant I ate at before the shiat hit the fan in March was an IHOP because someone else really wanted it.

In case the unthinkable happens, I didn't want the last restaurant I ate at to be an IHOP...


That sounds too stressful for me to enjoy.

My favorite Mexican restaurant doesn't have a patio, so I don't get to eat there, but the owner and his kids recognize my voice on the phone after all the takeout orders I've made.

I think the last restaurant I ate in was a Chinese buffet back in March because I was pissed off to hear that people were avoiding them. It was good.
 
Ant
2020-07-07 12:25:18 PM  

Znuh: "No, Znuh. You won't see me anywhere there are humans around and congregating, no matter what the preparations."


This is my take on restaurants too. Your state may say it's safe to reopen, but what is that determination based on?
 
2020-07-07 12:40:10 PM  

Koodz: Bobby_and_The_Gorilla: Three weeks ago I ate in a restaurant for the first time since March. The tables were more than 6 feet apart, masks were required, all severs were masked and washed/sanitized their hands frequently. The servers did not pre-bus tables (so if you were thirsty the glasses did tend to pile up), leaving that for a dedicated person who did not interact with food or people whatsoever. Menus were paper therefore disposable, (they were left on the tables even). People stood outside until a table was ready and out there were encouraged to maintain that magic six feet. All in all it was as safe as they could've made it.

It was a Mexican Restaurant that I happen to really like, and even though since then cases have SPIKED and I wouldn't step foot in one (a restaurant that is) now, I'm glad I did. Because the last restaurant I ate at before the shiat hit the fan in March was an IHOP because someone else really wanted it.

In case the unthinkable happens, I didn't want the last restaurant I ate at to be an IHOP...

That sounds too stressful for me to enjoy.

My favorite Mexican restaurant doesn't have a patio, so I don't get to eat there, but the owner and his kids recognize my voice on the phone after all the takeout orders I've made.

I think the last restaurant I ate in was a Chinese buffet back in March because I was pissed off to hear that people were avoiding them. It was good.


I wish I could go to a Chinese buffet these days. There is one here in town that is surprisingly good and the GF and I used to go once a month. I know people like to hate on Chinese buffets, but this place is really decent. I feel bad that they will likely go out of business, but it's just not safe.
 
2020-07-07 1:56:17 PM  
Pretty risky

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2020-07-07 1:57:59 PM  

Znuh: I'm a COVID survivor. 4 months afterwards and I'm still royally messed up. What this means in relation to the article, is I'm on a first name basis with one of the State's Epidemiologists.

Spoke with her and mentioned restaurants and she just started laughing. "No, Znuh. You won't see me anywhere there are humans around and congregating, no matter what the preparations."

And that, combined with surviving this thing, confirmed that. I have ZERO interest in hanging my ass out in the breeze.


Yeah you have a wee standard of comparison there I suppose.  We're pretty much with your epidemologists, being a household with someone taking immunosurpressants and with a disabled and crappy immune system me.

/btw, I've still occaisonally told your "WhooOOOooo!" story to people when they're talking about Covid
//(with attribution mind you)
///not a single human being has failed to start laughing
 
2020-07-07 2:13:24 PM  

edmo: Pretty risky

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It seems like that should be a logarithmic scale, but it isn't depicted that way.
 
Ant
2020-07-07 7:43:43 PM  
The last time I ate inside a restaurant was February 29 with my son. Tonkotsu ramen with black garlic oil, and chashu that almost disintegrated in your mouth. Takoyaki for starters. OMG I want that again so bad!

I don't think takeout ramen would survive the trip home.
 
2020-07-08 7:06:16 AM  

Ant: The last time I ate inside a restaurant was February 29 with my son. Tonkotsu ramen with black garlic oil, and chashu that almost disintegrated in your mouth. Takoyaki for starters. OMG I want that again so bad!

I don't think takeout ramen would survive the trip home.


There's a place here that gives you takeout ramen in two bowls. One is a screwtop with the liquid soup base and the other has the noodles and everything else. It comes together nicely as long as you're not going too far. I only live about ten minutes away so the soup is still hot enough to just pout in and eat.
 
2020-07-08 8:41:11 AM  

BMFPitt: edmo: Pretty risky

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It seems like that should be a logarithmic scale, but it isn't depicted that way.


Exactly. Is 9 just 11% more risk than 8 or how does that work? Is opening the mail 1/9 as risky as going to a bar? Seems a lot more risky that I thought it would be. Also, Texas, I'm sure that ranking is completely apolitical. Not.
 
2020-07-08 9:02:53 AM  
Everything in life has a risk.
 
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