Dying to dine out and click that champagne glass or pop a beer pint with your friends? New York eateries understand your plight. By Upasana Singh
Going out to pubs and bars seems to be a far-fetched reality now, but don’t worry, as New York has come up with an incredible idea. The Big Apple’s restaurants are now delivering alcoholic beverages alongside takeout orders.
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, restaurants and cafes all over the world are facing huge losses. For all the party animals, social gathering has become quite a distant dream. However, amidst the hour of crisis, there is some good news. The New York State Liquor Authority has permitted restaurants, bars and taverns to sell alcoholic beverages for takeout, but only with food. This announcement has come days after a few local restaurants started selling Bloody Mary along with food items during the statewide shutdown.
Calling it a ‘dine out while dine-in’ experience, these delivery options are bringing the experience of in-house dining into people’s homes. Moreover, the outlets’ delivery partners have made sure to strictly abide by the social distancing norms underlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
From tangy cocktails to beer and wine, these restaurants are giving a wide array of options to their customers. Denny’s, a restaurant-cum-bar located at 150 Nassau St, New York is now offering Spicy mango margaritas, lychee martinis, mules, beers and wines with steaks, dumplings and other delicious grubs.
Mexican restaurant Anejo is giving out bottles and cans of beer to go along with their classic nachos with guac, tacos, quesadillas and more. Route 66 Smokehouse on the historic Stone Street is pairing their famous barbecue with boozy sweet tea, frozen margaritas and southern-inspired cocktails.
Some restaurants and wine bars have announced sales on social media and emailed wine lists to their customers. Bottles of liquor are being sold at retail price for people to continue having a good time at home. Customers are relieved to get some respite from the quarantine blues. Kudos to New York’s liquor authority for coming with such a cool idea during these tough times.