Bars, restaurants can open for biz
A long 84 days for those who enjoy an occasional sit down meal at one of our local eatatoriums.
On Monday the drought came to an end as restaurants and bars in our fair county were able to open their doors to the public beyond take out and actually have folks indulge in a bit of dining beyond the confines of their kitchens.
One of our faves has always been the Moon Dance Cafe in Fremont where regulars were welcomed inside for the first time Monday morning
“We had people who were waiting when we opened the doors at 7am,” said MDC owner Tina Drum. “We’re glad to be back and happy to see all the familiar faces.”
Visitors will see some changes to the interior as the sabbatical proved to be an ideal time to do some remodeling and the place has taken on a bright new look. With social distancing still looming you won’t find quite so many tables at the Moon Dance but the food is as delightful as always and their patio allows for a little al fresco dining among the colorful variety of planters decorating the appealing little area.
“It’s wonderful to be able to once again go out and have lunch outdoors on such a lovely day,” said Karen Kroll who was enjoying a Chinese Chicken Salad with her friend Laurie Dennis.
Tina and I talked about the time off and the challenges inherent in the reopening of the Moon Dance including the need for additional staff as she had nothing but the highest praise for those who were shaking the rust off from an extended layoff.
“We have a great staff,” she said with her signature smile. “They’ve been amazing.
There are, of course, guidelines limiting the capacity of restaurants and bars and requiring some masking of staff and customers entering and not all local establishments have rebooted as yet.
But with many resuming their entrepreneurial enterprises these openings provide another step toward a return to some semblance of normalcy as well as the opportunity to support some of our hardest hit businesses.
And when it comes to the reopening of the Moon Dance there is the added bonus of access to their peach bread pudding, a treat that has been sorely missed by the staff of N3 World Headquarters for quite awhile.
Right around 84 days, I’d say.