Before we give you any details about what will transpire this week, let’s get one thing out of the way.
We’ve missed you.
We miss you at our pub, our tasting room, our cafe, our events . . . we miss talking with you about beer, food, the weather, your kids, our kids . . . the reason we do what we do is largely because of you, our customers. And not being able to see you every day, especially during the year of our 15th anniversary . . . well, it’s just part of the reason life hasn’t been the same.
It’s also part of the reason we’re happy to announce that our downtown brewpub will take part in the phased re-opening of North Carolina restaurants this week; on Friday May 22 at 5pm, limited dining and service operations will resume at the pub AND our tasting room. (Footnote will remain temporarily closed.) The pub’s current hours will be Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. (We will continue to offer curbside pickup from the pub as well.)
Unfortunately resuming business is not as simple as flipping the switch on our OPEN sign. As an industry craft beer wants to set the example for how to operate and keep our customers and employees safe. We’ve adapted your service model to safeguard customer and employee health, and have implemented practices designed to mitigate potential exposure. These measures, taken together and taken seriously, will help keep everyone safe.
Here’s what we’ll be doing for you, and asking of you:
We’ll also be asking you to observe ‘the three W’s’, as outlined by the North Carolina Brewer’s Guild:
Yes, these are new rules, restrictions, and “inconveniences”. Nevertheless we’re asking for diligent adherence to the protocols outlined above (including encouraging use of face coverings until you are seated). There are good reasons behind these protocols, ALL of them having to do with the safety and wellbeing of ALL our customers and employees.
We’re grateful for your overwhelming support as we have navigated the last couple of months. Your patience with our changing operations and your concern for our staff have been both humbling and incredibly welcome. So please be patient with us. Respect our staff and support our efforts. Managers will be on hand should you desire immediate resolution to any matter or would like to offer feedback. Our staff is here to serve you to the very best of their ability given the rules by which we must all abide.
Some good news: our menu will have new items on it when you return! Chef Shane has added some really cool dishes, including Crab Cakes, Buffaloaf (buffalo meatloaf), RanchHouse Chicken Sandwich, Vegetarian Stir Fry, Roasted Shallot and White Bean Hummus, Southern Caesar Salad, and Mediterranean Pasta Salad.
Thank you for your loyalty to Foothills, for your understanding and for your patience as we navigate a safe, thoughtful and respectful path forward.
For the complete guide to the NCDHHS requirements and recommendations for re-opening restaurants, go here