There's no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has challenged the restaurant business, especially here in Southern California. But just because it's a challenging time, that doesn't mean that these establishments are letting it get them down...
For a perfect example of that, look no further than The Mermaid in Little Tokyo.
In fact, The Mermaid has a brand new environment to share, all "thanks" to the pandemic.
But don't worry, they still have all of the delicious comfort food and beautiful tropical drinks you love!
"One thing will not change, and that’s our 110% commitment to customer excellence and cultivating the neighborhood dive bar experience," their website says. "We’d also like to take this time to express our gratitude for the love, support and generosity you have shown."
The Mermaid is continuing to offer that wonderful neighborhood dive bar experience, but now, it's all outdoors!
Their outdoor seating is now available Thursday-Saturday from 2pm-11pm.
Co-owner Arlene Roldan joined Neil on the Fork Report this weekend to talk more about The Mermaid, and how their restaurant is adapting with the ongoing pandemic.
Listen to the interview below!