One of the few liberties gained by Californians during the pandemic — ordering cocktails to go from bars and restaurants — could be enshrined in state law under a new bill in consideration at the state Legislature.
Local bar and restaurant owners credit carry-out food and drink orders with helping to prop up their struggling business amid the coronavirus pandemic, as cities in Sonoma County and across the state loosened open-carry and consumption rules to allow adults to enjoy their beverages in plazas and parks.
“This bill all on its own is no silver bullet,” said Dodd, D-Napa, whose district includes southeastern Sonoma County. “But … there will be hopefully a nice patchwork quilt of bills that will be meaningful to the restaurant industry and help them increase their sales and revenue well into the future.”
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