Saturday, June 6, 2020

Baby Steps - Come to Mama!

Referring to the way we are being reluctantly fed tiny bits of freedom.

Such as:  we can't saunter  into a restaurant, sit at a table with gleaming napery and silver silverware "And that amusing little wine we had when we were here before."  Hah!  Phone, burn gas, get it home and invariably heat it up  and then dish it out.  The only difference being that odds are great that a pro chef cooks better than we do.

So we went and got it from Las Brisas once, Charlie's, a NY Joint twice* and Madera's for the shrimp we adore - pepper jack-stuffed inside bacon wrapped shrimp.  But Thursday!  Las Brisas was open for sit-down-in-our-restaurant dinner!  We enjoyed the patio all by ourselves, but it was only 5:30 p.m.      *Charlie's Shrimp Scampi appetizer is utter bliss - but not available.  "Charlie's not buying shellfish" right now" I was told.   Translation:  no one's coming in for take out.  So we got pasta dishes and a 10 in. Jersey crust pepperoni and pineapple pizza for me.   (Richie, born in Brooklyn) thinks this is an offense to God,Man and Decent People.  First time I got it, I thought he as going to demand a different seat away from me - to not have to see it.

And in contrast we also got Spumoni once.  Richie loves Chicken Cacciatori and I Priest Strangler Carbonara. $27 each and we ate leftovers for the next three days.

The above was in a three month period and we normally go out for dinner once a week.  Now we can!   If we can find one of our favorites that is DOING sit-down meals.  Tin Roof Bistro for one.

But of even greater momentum is that we can now get haircuts!  Dale, owner and manager and superb cutter of  hair, said that he's booked up and has been working seven days a week from early to late.  We have appointments at 1 p.m. Saturday June 13th.  HURRY THE DAY!

Looking for specific changes - wash your hair at home.  No more courtesy tea or coffee; no more supermarket trashbloids - so riveting except that now that I'm so old, I never heard of probably 80 per cent of the players.
Expect a temperature check on entering and you will wear your mask during your visit.
Possibly wait in your car to be brought in.   Pay generously and there may be an additional Coronavirus fee to pay for the presumed gallons of disinfectant used after every cut.

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