As per the new St. Louis County restrictions effective Tuesday, indoor dining is not available. As the weather permits, outdoor dining will remain open on the front patio and the covered wine garden for lunch and dinner service. We will now be open on Sundays in hopes to regain lost income due to the shutdown. And as it has been since March, our Farm to Curbside menu is also available Tuesday-Sunday.
Since the pandemic started, it has been economically challenging with the significant loss of income and the increased expenses of keeping the restaurant safe for our staff and guests. Our self-imposed procedures go beyond temperature-taking of staff and contact tracing, but also include air filtration equipment, sanitizing sprays, touch-less faucets, outdoor heating equipment, windbreaks, etc. But we’ve gone the extra mile to exceed staff and guest expectations because that’s the way we think our business succeeds under any circumstance, pandemic or not. Dominic, the staff, and I have been so appreciative of your support that has been crucial to our survival, and we will continue to do our best to carry on.
Since March of this year, the recommendations from the beginning have been 1. Keep your distance. 2. Wash your hands. 3. Wear a mask. I believe that these practices continue to be the best defense we have in fighting this pandemic. Closing the restaurant to inside dining will be in vain if people don’t practice what the professionals have prescribed since the beginning.
At the end of the day, my strongest concern is for the doctors, nurses, and first responders. They are the ones we count on when we do get sick. They have the most to lose and seem to complain the least. Please remember them today and when giving thanks at your smaller-than-usual Thanksgiving celebrations.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving,
11/20 UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
Due to overwhelming demand, we are no longer taking Thanksgiving pre-orders.
Thank you so much for your support!
Salads, Sides, Desserts, and of course the Main Event, Turkey are all available in sizes to serve 4-6 people each. Not a fan of turkey? No problem! We also offer other main course meals too.
All Thanksgiving orders are due by Saturday November 21st to ensure availability. Schedule your order pick up anytime between now and Wednesday November 25th (reheating instructions included).
When placing your order online, just be sure to do two things:
1. Choose the drop down menu
2. Make sure your pick up date is correct
The top 10 reasons why you should order Family Style meals:
On Tuesday July 28th we were informed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. In an effort to keep both our guests and employees safe, Big Sky Cafe will be closed for the rest of the week.
During the time we are closed, we have asked all employees to get tested as well as scheduling a deep cleaning and sanitizing of the restaurant. We plan on reopening on Tuesday August 4th.
It is important to note that this employee has not been in the restaurant for 7 days, and never had any direct contact with customers. This employee is feeling well and we are thankful that they were proactive in communicating their second-hand exposure with us, as well as getting tested immediately after being notified of the exposure.
The health and safety of our guests and employees have always been our number one concern since the beginning of this pandemic. In March, we immediately implemented (and continue to follow) extensive cleaning procedures that include cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces every 30 minutes, frequent hand washing, temperature checks and required face masks.
We appreciate the support that you have shown us the last few months, and we look forward to having the chance to feed you again very soon!
As we stated back in March 2020, the health and safety of our employees and customers is our #1 priority. As the situation has evolved and changed, we have also updated our procedures according to the guidelines provided by the Centers of Disease Control, St. Louis County Health Department and the Missouri Restaurant Association.
Please call us with any questions or concerns you may have at 314-962-5757.
As information changes daily, you may be concerned about how safe it might be to order from restaurants during this time. Below are two great resources to check out:
Explore St. Louis came up with some guidelines for both restaurants and their guests from Explore St. Louis.
Read them here.
Serious Eats, a restaurant industry publication, came up with a very extensive and informational article about the virus, contamination, spread, and food safety. Read the article here.