Mother’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, May 9 and, unlike last year, restaurants can serve dine-in customers for the occasion. Not all moms are ready to venture out for meals, however, so many local establishments are offering both decadent dining room specials and luxurious feasts for takeout and delivery. The pandemic is stressful, so sit back and let the professionals handle the cooking this year.
As of March 2, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 50 people — whichever is fewer. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More