This time of year would typically mark the end of the outdoor dining season, but with indoor seating now prohibited in Philly for the rest of the year, more restaurants are stepping up their winterized patio game more than ever.
Public health officials just rolled out a new set of COVID-19 restrictions that also include dining with members of the same household only, in groups of four max, starting Friday, November 20.
Philly restaurants and bars have come up with creative solutions for eating and drinking outside in the cold, including warming additions like fire pits, tented terraces, overhead heat lamps, and more.
Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with sidewalk and patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases locally, visit the City of Philadelphia website.Read More