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