What are restaurants doing to lengthen the outdoor dining season?

Anna Davlantes

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 17: People enjoy outdoor dining on September 17, 2020 in Geelong, Australia. Regional Victoria has moved to step 3 in the state government’s road map out of COVID-19 restrictions. Under step 3, which came into effect at midnight 17 September, regional Victorians must wear face masks, but the four reasons for leaving home no longer apply. Restaurants and cafes are able to seat up to 50 people outside and 20 people inside, while households are permitted select one other household to create a “bubble” and visit. Outdoor sport is able to resume, while regional students will return to school in stages. Travel is allowed within regional Victoria, but not to metropolitan Melbourne unless for work, study, care-giving or for necessary goods or services. Residents from metropolitan Melbourne are not allowed to travel to regional areas, as they remain under stage 4 lockdown restrictions. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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Food and drink writer and WGN-TV and Esquire contributor Audarshia Townsend joins Anna to talk about what restaurants are doing to try and survive as the cold weather arrives in the Chicago area.

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