It may not be typical patio weather, but put on a toque and join the ‘Okanagan Strong’ movement to support local.
Restaurants have been forced into tough situations following Monday’s ban on indoor dining.
Some are using the opportunity to open their patios early, while others have no choice but to close their doors for the three-week period.
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Due to the March 29 public health order, Diner on Six is will be closed for dine-in and takeout until April 19.
“We apologize we can’t be here to serve you right now and look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen,” the Highway 6 restaurant said.
Over at the Outboard Waterfront Pub, owners say crazy times call for crazy measures, and they are sticking to their plans to open the patio March 31
“We have decided that we the ‘Okanagan Strong’ will endure… we won’t allow Mother Nature to slow our momentum! We are Canadians, we put our shorts on when others hibernate,” the Okanagan Landing pub said.
“After all, a true Canadian spring always involves, a toque, sunscreen, patio and a cold beer!”
Over in downtown Vernon, the Kal will have its indoor patio open (with the garage doors open), the smoking patio, which is temporarily non-smoking and it will once again expand into its parking lot.
Marten Brewing has a few sidewalk tables they will be able to utilize.
Local coffee shops like Ratio and Triumph also have…