Tourists are long gone, but this California mountain restaurant continues to feed small-town locals (Via EaterLA)
A scary COVID-19 encounter, a restaurant on the brink, and a community in need in tiny Wrightwood, CA
with lift tickets in tow, or wind their way back the 80-plus miles towards Pasadena along the Angeles Crest for views of snowy peaks and distant ocean. It’s a busy place in the summer too, with campers and motorcycle groups and Pacific Crest Trail, all stopping in for a hot meal at one of the town’s five restaurants. On weekend mornings, the brunch wait at the Grizzly Cafe can often stretch to an hour or more.
But now, even with a surpriseearly April snowfalland wide open spaces, there are few people on the mountaintop. “There’s a lot of older folks that can’t get out,” says Hodyk.In order to adapt and to keep as much physical distance as possible, Grizzly Cafe transformed itself into
a contactless pickuprestaurant, where mostly locals queue up in the parking lot in their cars as they wait for a hot meal to be passed through a window at the front of the faux log cabin building. The meal, bagged and ready, hits an outdoor table where it can then be collected, as the workers inside retreat to cook, prep, and sell more. Hordyk says that he has not laid off a single one of his two dozen employees, though everyone’s hours have been reduced, and some of his grandchildren are no longer taking shifts in order to make space for those who need the work.
“We’re here to serve our community. There are older folks that can’t get out.” Read more: Eater »
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