Owners of Mexican restaurants in Westchester try to cope with the challenges of having to conform with the lockdown restrictions brought down by the coronavirus crisis. Although accepting only orders for takeout and delivery, they still tried to keep up the spirits of the traditional Cinco de Mayo celebration last May 05, 2020.
According to the owner of Cantina Lobos bar and restaurant at Wolf’s Lane in Pelham, Cinco de Mayo for them is everything. If it wasn’t for the coronavirus lockdown, restaurant sales would have been the equivalent of Black Friday for them. As it is, customers coming in can only be served for take out, but they are proud to say that at the very least, they have perfected their skills in preparing orders for takeouts.
Westchester Taco Grill Adapts to Restrictions by Introducing DIY Tacos
The Westchester Taco Grill (WTG) at North Ave. in New Rochelle, developed a new take-out taco pack that the restaurant is promoting as a Do-It-Yourself Tako Kit ideal for family celebrations.
When placing orders for the DIY Tako Kit, customers choose a preferred meat or protein, either shredded chicken, shredded pork, chopped meat, fish, shrimp, steak, chorizo, tofu or cauliflower. Choice of fillers can be any of two picks to which choices include pickled red onions, jalapeños, corn, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar, pepper Jack cheese, brown rice, refried beans, fresh tomato salsa, mango salsa and/or avocado.
Tacos will not be complete without a topping, to which WTG offers guacamole, sour cream, sriracha, buffalo sauce, avocado wasabi, cilantro aioli, chipotle, spicy red sauce, sweet & sour sauce, or fresh tomato salsa.
Actually, restaurant owners across the Hudson Valley point to the sale of alcohol as one of the things that keeps their selling activities going strong. Although customers cannot sit down and have their drink, Mexican restos offer margaritas and sangrias in IV-like bags. The people at WTG are hoping that the popularity of the takeout cocktail drinks will continue even after the pandemic crisis is over.