I hear you @Pinga about going out to eat ... we were talking about this yesterday (of course we're still in lockdown here ... three months now). We kind of agreed that going out to eat is not particularly appealing to us - more anxiety inducing than the relaxed pleasure that it once was. I do hope you are able to enjoy your special event and that pleasure will prevail!
Yeah, even pre-COVID we tended to get take out for things like Viet-Thai and Chinese. When we ate out, it was usually either buffet or all-you-eat sushi, both of which will likely be out of commission for a while yet.I prefer take out. You can still give the same amount of tip. Just usually don’t get take out drinks.
Many restaurants are offering cocktails to go here too. Some as fully ready some as kits.Yeah, even pre-COVID we tended to get take out for things like Viet-Thai and Chinese. When we ate out, it was usually either buffet or all-you-eat sushi, both of which will likely be out of commission for a while yet.
And in Ontario, restaurants with licenses are now allowed to sell beer and wine with take out, so you get your drinks takeout, too.
I bought some to share in the summer. I think I had two, one each on different days. They tasted like way too expensive flavoured soda water (which is what they are, with alcohol). I couldn’t really taste the alcohol. It seemed pointless to spend that much, so I didn’t buy it again.Earlier this year I ordered a white claw. Heard a lot about them didn't want to buy a 4 pack or whatever from the liquor store so got one with a dinner order. Meh not sure why the hype and I was happy to not waste my limited alcohol drinking on more than 1.
Yeah they allowed for alcohol sales very early here. Delivery options from liquor stores and direct from the breweries/distilleries too.They’ve had alcohol (beer, wine, bottled drinks) for sale with takeout since last spring/ summer, here. I got a beer with takeout once, but it was so expensive, and the liquor store is across the street from where I was. I could’ve just bought a single bottle/ can of something. I won’t bother doing that again.
Depends what you're getting. Why buy beer from a liquor store when you can get it directly from the brewery along with their pizza from the restaurant side all delivered (or picked up). There are times when people legally cannot pick up as well.If it's not a red ale, a cab sauv or a single malt, not interested. And why would I not just patronize the liquor store and have what I like on-hand?