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Went to El Torito yesterday with friends on 17th...I think that is still Santa Ana. It was unique. They had a proper re-opening with safety measures and social distancing. I thought they did a great job and basically created a solid blueprint for how it should be done. Pretty impressive for a first day under completely new circumstances.

Then went to a place that does food pick up but was legit speakeasy type. My friend had to call and name drop and the owner was cool with us coming in for a bit. Only him in there and an older couple. Had a blast. Some other old dude that was a reg called and asked to come in. Unique experience and probably the closest I'll get to the prohibition era as things start to open up now. Five of us in there with a little bit of a code and masks in case someone walked in. Owner knows all the OC places well and had some great knowledge of what's going on, how things are going to work, and what not for business owners like himself.

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Some restaurants wasted no time opening which I know shouldn't be surprising because they've been waiting for the go ahead and I'm sure they were aware of when they would get it but the local bar was advertising within hours that they were open.  I'll definitely stop by in the next week to meet up with a couple of friends.  Whatever our new normal is I'm glad we're starting to move towards it. 

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Yeah. Danny K's is opening today. My friends bar on the 1st.

It's not actual bars and I was surprised to learn that part of the reopening was no bars or no bar areas. So while you can still get a drink, the bar areas need to be empty. So if you serve food, you're cool. It was interesting to walk to the restroom and peek and sure enough it was empty.

One of the interesting things I heard that some are trying to loop hole is some local bars don't serve food, so they can't open. But since this is a small knit group some bars are in talks with my friends bar/restaurant to buy food from them so they can serve food and get that designation. Not sure how that works legally as there is no license for food or health department designation. Kind of weird and curious to see how it's going to work.

The weird thing is talking to that dude at the little speakeasy type thing he was surprised a bigger chain like El Torito opened. He said part of the re-opening process is you had to send a very detailed plan to the county and get it approved to get the ok, but the county isn't open on Saturday. A lot of places just seemed to open with their own interpretation of the phase launch.

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3 minutes ago, Brandon said:

Yeah. Danny K's is opening today. My friends bar on the 1st.

It's not actual bars and I was surprised to learn that part of the reopening was no bars or no bar areas. So while you can still get a drink, the bar areas need to be empty. So if you serve food, you're cool. It was interesting to walk to the restroom and peek and sure enough it was empty.

One of the interesting things I heard that some are trying to loop hole is some local bars don't serve food, so they can't open. But since this is a small knit group some bars are in talks with my friends bar/restaurant to buy food from them so they can serve food and get that designation. Not sure how that works legally as there is no license for food or health department designation. Kind of weird and curious to see how it's going to work.

The weird thing is talking to that dude at the little speakeasy type thing he was surprised a bigger chain like El Torito opened. He said part of the re-opening process is you had to send a very detailed plan to the county and get it approved to get the ok, but the county isn't open on Saturday. A lot of places just seemed to open with their own interpretation of the phase launch.

Interesting... I know a few bars that will do food truck / pop up collaborations with local food vendors. I wonder if that is a potential loop-hole.

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5 minutes ago, AngelsLakersFan said:

Interesting... I know a few bars that will do food truck / pop up collaborations with local food vendors. I wonder if that is a potential loop-hole.

We were curious about that, too. There seems to be a way you're supposed to do it, but many places just said, "fuck it" and opened anyway.

Seems like people are also making their own interpretations, but kind of fed up and not wanting to fail, so they are kind of like, "come stop me"

Found out a shitty dive bar in Tustin has basically been open the whole time and didn't care. They got shut down recently and are one of the ones trying to buy food to have chicken wings on the menu and act like that is ok. Shady place anyway.

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24 minutes ago, Brandon said:

Yeah. Danny K's is opening today. My friends bar on the 1st.

It's not actual bars and I was surprised to learn that part of the reopening was no bars or no bar areas. So while you can still get a drink, the bar areas need to be empty. So if you serve food, you're cool. It was interesting to walk to the restroom and peek and sure enough it was empty.

One of the interesting things I heard that some are trying to loop hole is some local bars don't serve food, so they can't open. But since this is a small knit group some bars are in talks with my friends bar/restaurant to buy food from them so they can serve food and get that designation. Not sure how that works legally as there is no license for food or health department designation. Kind of weird and curious to see how it's going to work.

The weird thing is talking to that dude at the little speakeasy type thing he was surprised a bigger chain like El Torito opened. He said part of the re-opening process is you had to send a very detailed plan to the county and get it approved to get the ok, but the county isn't open on Saturday. A lot of places just seemed to open with their own interpretation of the phase launch.

That Selmas place i always post about opened Friday, Heroes and Legends opens tomorrow. I saw their Facebook posts so that's why I decided to look it up, and found the article. Hoping to hear something about youth sports soon. My son is itching to get back out there.

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14 minutes ago, Brandon said:

We were curious about that, too. There seems to be a way you're supposed to do it, but many places just said, "fuck it" and opened anyway.

Seems like people are also making their own interpretations, but kind of fed up and not wanting to fail, so they are kind of like, "come stop me"

Found out a shitty dive bar in Tustin has basically been open the whole time and didn't care. They got shut down recently and are one of the ones trying to buy food to have chicken wings on the menu and act like that is ok. Shady place anyway.

Just microwave up some frozen pizza.

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2 minutes ago, st1ckboy said:

That Selmas place i always post about opened Friday, Heroes and Legends opens tomorrow. I saw their Facebook posts so that's why I decided to look it up, and found the article. Hoping to hear something about youth sports soon. My son is itching to get back out there.

Yeah, sounds like some places are going to be slow to open unless they were on the takeout tip because places didn't place orders for food to go to waste or kegs to just sit there. That's why friends place is the 1st....ready to go, just need to get the distributors to deliver.

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5 hours ago, Stradling said:

So People are upset that a bunch of other people got on boats and were out in the water having a good time?   Silly.  Most boats out there have 4-6 people.  Very difficult to be within 6 feet of other boats.   It’s also an area that’s probably 100 degrees.   Seems pretty damn safe to me.  The biggest threat is drinking and driving a boat.  
Also I’ll be relaxing in a pool for a few days in Havasu next weekend. 

My cousin keeps his boat there and been out a couple times, love it there. I was only making a funny at Redondo for adding "Trump flags everywhere."  Personally to me, go on out to Havasu and have a blast, everyone should be able to make their personal decisions. 

And you are right, you are more likely to be hit by a drunk boat leaving party cove than getting the rona. 

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