California is officially keeping to-go cocktails and drinking in restaurant parklets

It's official: Restaurants can continue selling cocktails to-go and serving alcohol in parklets. On Friday morning, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed three bills into law that ease alcohol restrictions in California at the Oakland restaurant Kingston 11....

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wokenazi666
wokenazi666
17 · 13 days ago · Reddit

In the ocean of anti-business policy flowing out of Sacramento, these little islands of mercy are so welcome.

Fantastic news.

Of course, there are a lot of catches, notably:

Food orders must accompany takeout cocktails under the new takeout alcohol law, and only restaurants that serve full meals may participate. A bar that doesn’t have a kitchen cannot sell drinks to-go. The legislation will need to be extended or renewed in five years.

Also, the restaurant where the Governor signed these - Kingston 11 - is great. There's a Spanish Town chicken on they sometimes have that's just off the hook good.

gumbos
gumbos
17 · 13 days ago · Reddit

They totally neutered it however. It is only valid with a ‘Bona-fide meal’ and max 2 drinks per meal. At that point I don’t see many businesses continuing to deal with it.