We’re all acutely aware by now of how hard the current crisis has hit our restaurant industry. We’re blessed here in Sea Trail as most of us are retired and don’t have to worry about where our next paycheck is coming from – and, as the saying goes, we live in paradise! So probably one of the best things we can do to help is to order takeout/curbside carryout or delivery from one of our local restaurants. We’re also blessed in this area to have a truly diverse selection of independently owned restaurants (i.e., not chains) and it would be a shame to lose any of them either to illness or to economic hardship.

Please help by ordering out, once a week, twice, whatever you can afford. Various national movements are already under way to encourage us. (See https://thegreatamericantakeout.com/ for further information.) Take some time out to have your own home-based sampling of the cuisine represented on our list, and if you know of any other places we haven’t included, let us know and we’ll add them to the smorgasbord. If you’re not much of a foodie or you have a restricted diet, you still can help! Guy Fieri has a Restaurant Relief Fund where you can make direct donations to restaurants and their employees suffering hardship right now.