Stockton (CBS13) – Due to the low ICU capacity of the region, restrictions have been tightened during the pandemic, making outdoor dining a re-selection for restaurants in the San Joaquin Valley.
The local curfew was announced to come into effect on Sunday at 11:59 pm.
Customers rushed to Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar on Sunday night and had the last chance to eat directly for at least the next three weeks.
“When I called, they said we were last open, and you know, I wanted to go out,” said Yolanda Arroyo.
“It’s absolutely essential. This is their livelihood and the way they survive,” Amanda Bender said.
Surviving the curfew is the main goal of the owners Jennifer and Andrew Papas.
“We are always worried,” said Jennifer Papas.
Andrew added: “We have four kids and we have a big duty here. We have a lot of loans. Believe me, we don’t sleep much at night.”
They may have missed Shut Eye, but shutting down outdoor meals is what they are preparing for.
“We know the drill and it’s the only way to survive, and that’s what we have to do,” Andrew said.
“Your stomach starts to hurt because you want to make sure you’re delivering within the time frame you’re talking about,” Jennifer said. “It’s much more stressful than eating at a restaurant.”
Sacramento restaurants can still dine outdoors.
“We all know it’s down. We’re grateful to have opened the store last weekend,” said Adam Pechal, chef and partner at Tiger Bar and Food Hall.
The latest figures on Sunday show that ICU capacity figures in the Greater Sacramento region have dropped from 21% to 18%.
Below 15%, the situation is similar to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions.
“It’s not the worst because we were only taking out and delivering, but it looks like we’re back where we started. As you know, we’re a little disappointed,” Pethal said.
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People on this side of the curfew are looking forward to a day when people can safely eat outside.
“We are not trying to minimize what is happening. We hope things change and get better,” Jennifer Papas said. “And if people can eat comfortably outdoors, that’s possible.”
The owner of the Stockton restaurant is very grateful to the people who supported the business on the last night of outdoor dining. They also trust social media that helped keep them winning business during these curfew and previous hierarchy changes.
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