Some excellent news: Doc & Eddy’s reopened for enterprise in the present day, greater than 16 months after it was practically destroyed by hearth.
There’s a catch, although: The favored Tempe sports activities bar and restaurant will solely offer curbside service with a restricted menu 5 days per week — in the meanwhile.
In keeping with basic supervisor Scott Cleary, Doc & Eddy’s might be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday via Saturday, with objects like appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and cheesesteaks accessible for buy. (Rooster wings, a well-liked alternative on the bar, are additionally on the menu.)
Orders will be picked up exterior the entrance door of the enterprise, which is positioned close to Rural and Baseline roads.
Extra menu objects and alcoholic drinks, together with the brand new 909 margaritas, might be provided beginning subsequent week. In the meanwhile, Cleary says they’re holding issues easy.
“We simply needed to only dip our toes within the water as a result of we’ve been closed for thus lengthy and since we’re going into the unknown,” he says. “So we’re simply going to have our staples to begin with after which go from there.”
Doc & Eddy’s can be restricted by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s present govt orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed bars with a Collection 6 or 7 liquor license aside from curbside service and to-go orders.
“It’s the most effective we might do below the present circumstances, and we’re simply going for it,” Cleary says. “We’re simply completely satisfied to be again, even when it’s not the identical as being absolutely open. That is one thing we’ve been working towards for greater than a 12 months now.”
Doc & Eddy’s closed down in March 2019 after a massive fire fully gutted the enterprise. Nobody was injured within the blaze, which was caused by an improperly discarded cigarette. Homeowners Charlotte and Patrick Karnos, who’ve operated Doc & Eddy’s for the reason that 1980s, had the place fully rebuilt over the previous 16 months.
Cleary says they’ve stored issues largely the identical, save for just a few modifications.
“We needed folks to really feel like they’re coming house once more, however we’ve accomplished some modifications, like making the patio bigger,” he says. “The entire place is greater, higher, and brighter.”
Cleary says despite the fact that they’re “about 98 % able to go,” the plan is to totally open after Ducey’s restrictions are lifted and homeowners “really feel protected and assured sufficient to take action.”
An out of doors cover and desk geared up with a plexiglass protect might be positioned exterior Doc & Eddy’s entrance the place orders will be positioned or picked up. Patrons may browse the menu on their telephones utilizing the SpotMenus app.
Cleary says workers might be gloved and masked always and trays and carts might be sanitized between every order. The bar can be encouraging patrons to remain of their automobiles whereas ready and to order and pay upfront over the cellphone (fee with playing cards or money might be accepted on the institution).
“We’ve set issues up so there’s as little danger as doable with inserting or selecting up an order,” Cleary says. “Even when we had been allowed to be absolutely open for enterprise [with indoor dining], we nonetheless would’ve began out slowly and stored issues protected. It offers our employees time to stand up to hurry with coaching and every little thing. On the finish of the day, it’s a win-win state of affairs.”
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