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Just picked up a wonderful tray of chicken enchiladas, moist, lightly spiced just a well prepared dish enough for three or four people came with a large Tossed salad from blue Rose bistro not necessarily cheap 395 Pesos . A  heavy duty ,aluminum tray ...cooking instructions.”...Come on  “ folks support your local restaurants ...before they’re gone .
 

 

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Osso Bucco from Manix last night.  190p with bread, salad, pasta (and they threw in a free slice of chocolate cake).  More than enough for 2 people!  

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El Rey Taco's special today is a full blown roast turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, including cranberry sauce. More than their usual prices at 200 pesos each.

Ian, some food professionals are saying the Covid  19 outbreak will change the restaurant and food service industry forever. That deliveries will become the norm. Makes sense in Chapala and Ajijic where parking is extremely limited. Any thoughts?

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True enough about the wretched parking situation in recent  years, but after being home most of the day, it's a pleasure to go out  for most people.  I miss it.  As for take out...I don't mind cooking...and I KNOW what kind of sanitation is practiced in my kitchen.  We can only hope it's up to snuff in the take out restaurants.

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Excellent article here on safety of take-out food.  Long but worth reading.  Well researched.  Good tips on how to handle delivered/take-away foods and packaging.  

Risk of take-away about the same as risk of shopping for food.  I see so many people at groceries pick over food then put it back, many let their kids do the same.  While you can boil/bake/grill it at home, you touched it at the store and if you then touched your face before you had a chance to wash/sanitize you could get the virus. 

We are doing one meal at home, one meal take-away or delivery.  Want to support my local tiendas and fruterias, as well as local eateries.  

https://www.seriouseats.com/2020/03/food-safety-and-coronavirus-a-comprehensive-guide.html

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41 minutes ago, gringal said:

Good points, but by now we all know that all produce we buy should get a good Microdyn bath before using.

It's about what happens when you are in the store; if you touch food (and any surface) that has the virus, then touch your face before you leave the store or on your way home, or anytime before washing or sanitizing your hands, you're at risk for the virus.  It's about the same level of risk grocery shopping as getting take-away or delivery.  

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Moral:  Keep those fingers away from face.  The difference is that we are in control of that risk, whereas we have no control over the take out or delivery meals.

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Merendero Lake looked like take-away only (they had a chain across their entry way).  Best shrimp burger in town!

 

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Gossips---doing take-away from regular menu, but closing early, 5 or 5:30.  I saw a couple seated there, but could have been waiting on an order??

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5 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

El Rey Taco's special today is a full blown roast turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, including cranberry sauce. More than their usual prices at 200 pesos each.

Ian, some food professionals are saying the Covid  19 outbreak will change the restaurant and food service industry forever. That deliveries will become the norm. Makes sense in Chapala and Ajijic where parking is extremely limited. Any thoughts?

After snacking and grazing yesterday I ordered two turkey dinners. Will enjoy “leftovers” for the next couple of days. Have been eating Marco’s turkey dinners for several years now and they are wonderful! I trust Marco and his sanitary practices.

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I called in an order to Ismat's this afternoon.  It was ready when I arrived (they did offer home delivery but I had to pick up a medication so I was going to be out anyway), everyone had on gloves and face masks.  When I finished paying, she gave my gloved hands a generous squirt of hand sanitizer before I touched my car keys and steering wheel.

A win-win.  She mentioned Gossip's is still using the current menu to use up ingredients in their inventory but will switch over to a different menu on Monday.

Cheers, stay safe and healthy,

Val   :)

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Chopsticks is doing take-away and offers to bring it to you in your car inside Bugambilias garage, IF you pre-ordered and phone them from the parking garage when you arrive for pick-up.  You can also go inside to pick-up or eat (they say at FB page that they have spaced their tables).  

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