Date night during the coronavirus pandemic means eating outside the restaurant and, in some cases, in the parking lot.
Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom has invoked the ban hammer on indoor dining for a little while, there are some silver linings.
First of all, diners can now eat outside, where many of us always wanted to be anyway.
In fact, due to the mandate, you now have to eat outside unless you are ordering to-go. It doesn’t matter if you want Moons Over My Hammy®’s at Denny’s or an XXXL Triple Kingburger at Fatburger, as the man said at the record store when you bought that Coldplay box set: Take it outside.
Photographer Jose Tobar journeyed from Pasadena to Silver Lake to Koreatown to show us how a variety of restaurants are adjusting and moving their dining rooms to adjacent streets, sidewalks and parking lots.