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Tryon, NC (WSPA) – As the pandemic continues during the winter, local restaurants are finding new and innovative ways to keep customers safe while eating out.
Huckleberry’s Tryon, a restaurant in downtown Trion, has created an interesting and safe experience for COVID.
Instead of the traditional outdoor dining experience most people saw in spring and summer, Huckleberry staff decided to incorporate outdoor dining in winter. The owner placed a small glass house-like structure in front of the restaurant to provide customers with a warm and safe dining area.
“They are much easier to keep clean, disinfect and wipe off,” said Huckleberry restaurant owner Micheira Cowls.
According to Cowles, they are called “ice hats.” The concept of warm outdoor dining started last year when the restaurant made an igloo, but this year it’s COVID-19, so we decided to switch things.
Each ice hat comes with a heater, ventilation windows, wifi, buttons to call the waiter, and even a Bluetooth speaker. Each group of guests will be given 2 hours to dine in the hut and will be sent in a special COVID-19 basket full of comfortable items. Mr Cowles said he would like to provide customers with an escape that many have stated they are anxious for when they come to town.
“The ice hut has attracted more people, and I think it has something to do with people who think this town is mountainous and they are fleeing the city and COVID-19.” Cowles said.
The restaurant will maintain its hut until late February or early March.
Click here for more information on Huckleberry Ice Hats.
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