When we moved to Washington, Chase and I agreed a designated date night would be a good idea to ensure we get quality time together just the two of us, plus we had been doing date nights and I didn’t want to stop.
The problem is, basically all locations with activities we would normally do for dates are/have been closed due to COVID. Luckily, in our area some restaurants have opened up for dine in. As nervous as I was to go out, I was also so curious what the restaurant experience would be like with adaptations for COVID containment. We took every precaution with masks and hand washing and headed to a little restaurant called Zen Ramen and Sushi Burrito. Ramen is one of Chase’s all time favorite foods and there was a delicious ramen restaurant a 5 minute walk away from our apartment before we moved. It quickly became one of our favorite dinner spots and we have missed it. Since we hadn’t been out to eat in ages, we decided ramen was a great first meal out.
It felt amazing to get dressed up and “taken out on the town” lol. The tables were about 6 feet apart, but it was so awkward because the chairs were situated so the people at opposite tables were directly facing each other. You had to wait outside until the person in front of you was done ordering. Once we got our food, they wheeled it out to us on a cart and we picked it up ourselves. All the condiments were given to us in prepackaging. All in all, it didn’t feel that different from the regular restaurant experience, aside from the awkward unintentional eye contact with strangers while we ate. Oh, and the food was delicious.