House infusions, fresh-pressed juices, and aromatic bitters have taken center stage in the growing field of mocktails as the interest in alcohol-free drinks is on the rise. Local bars and restaurants have taken notice and many now offer much more than Shirley Temples. Zero-proof spirits have also found their way behind the bar, opening new possibilities for bartenders and ensuring that abstainers, as well as those who are just cutting back on their liquor intake, can still enjoy a night out.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More