On Thursday, I drove to nearby San Juan Bautista to get a slice of pizza at the Pizza Factory. When I walked in, I Saw that eating indoors is now allowed. Was I ever glad for that! So I sat down, filled my soda cup from the machine and waited for my slice to arrive. Not a lot of people were at the place, but sitting inside a restaurant of any kind felt great. It has been more than year since I was able to eat inside any sort of restaurant, and it was nice to get to do so again.
Same feeling a day later when I went to one of the three Subways in Hollister. I had been into two of them a few times before (I mostly avoided this place at the height of the pandemic, since they do not have drive-thrus), but this was my first time sitting inside the place to eat. The first time I went to one of the Subways since the pandemic began, eating inside had not yet been allowed, and one other time, after it was allowed, I just chose to eat in the car. But yesterday, the restaurant was mostly empty, so I chose to eat in. Again, I was glad to be able to eat in, as this was something I missed doing for over a year now.
I now await being able to eat inside fast-food places that have drive-thrus. I have not yet looked, and therefore am not certain which places allow this as of yet. I have always preferred eating inside, but have gotten used to the drive-thru this past year. One day last week, while driving thru at Jack in the Box, I saw they they were out of sodas. But since I could not back out of the drive-thru line, I had to get was was available, which included lemonade. This having happened, I look forward to getting to sit inside fast-food places.
As for restaurant with parklets, I have only been to one of these since they were put up last fall. My mom and I joined a friend for her birthday in May at a Mexican restaurant in our town. I had never gone to this place before the pandemic hit. It was different sitting in the parklet. This is the only parklet I have eaten in as of yet.
And I entered each facility with my mask on, but of course I got to take it off to eat.