Letter to the Editor, keeping restaurants afloat

Do your part to keep restaurants afloat

In response to the coronavirus threat, many of us are self-isolating or practicing social distancing, which is essentially the same thing.

Among other things, that means we aren’t eating out as much as we normally would. This is placing an enormous strain on the restaurant industry. I was at Aldo Los Altos picking up a to-go order Friday, March 13, at about 7 p.m. On a typical Friday the place would have been bustling. But there was only one table occupied, and only one other to-go order on the counter besides mine. Obviously, this is not sustainable.

Many of us have a favorite restaurant in town, whether downtown, at Rancho, Loyola Corners, Foothill Crossing or on El Camino. And we’d all like them to survive. So do your part! If you’re not comfortable sitting at a table, phone in a to-go order and swoop in briefly to pick it up. If even that is too much contact, order for delivery by Waiters.com, DoorDash, etc. Many options are available.

Just because we cut back on social contacts doesn’t mean we have to give up the excellent meals that we are accustomed to. But if we don’t help, many of our favorite places will be gone long before the coronavirus is defeated.

John W. Semion

Los Altos

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