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Checking In With SoCal Bars And Restaurants Now That We’re In Yellow Tier




People enjoy lunch at Grand Central Market as indoor dining reopens in Los Angeles, on March 15, 2021.
People enjoy lunch at Grand Central Market as indoor dining reopens in Los Angeles, on March 15, 2021.
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Last week, L.A. County entered the yellow tier, which means expanded indoor capacity for most businesses. 

L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told LAist that this could make a significant difference to bars, who will now “be able to provide indoor service with a limit on their capacity, at 25%. So, a small number of people will be able to be served indoors at bars, it's really at 25%, no more. But that, for some places, will be a very big difference."

We check in with bars and restaurants around Southern California - and we want to hear from you if you own or work in the drinks or restaurant industry. How was this past year? Has the yellow tier made a difference? What further loosening of restrictions will make a difference for you? Call us at 866-893-5722. 

Guests: 

Frances Michelle Cannon, executive director of the L.A. County Brewers Guild; she is also the associate editor for the craft beer news site and podcast TheFullPint; she tweets @FrannyFullPint

Jennifer Feltham, co-owner of Sonoratown in Downtown Los Angeles; she tweets @sonoratown

Sandra Cordero, executive chef and owner of Gasolina Cafe in Woodland Hills

Kim Prince, Owner Hotville Chicken in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw area

Armando De La Torre, Jr., Co-owner and operator of Guisados, which has multiple locations in the LA County area, Georgia's Burger Stand in Boyle Heights and Playita Mariscos in Silver Lake