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,