Indoor dining restrictions lead metro Detroit restaurant group to offer at-home options

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 23:06:48-05

(WXYZ) — We know Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day are all busy events for bars and restaurants. Because of the pandemic, businesses can’t bank on those days like previous years.

The owner of Vinsetta Garage and other restaurants are helping you celebrate these holidays at home.

“February has a lot going on,” said Curt Catallo, the owner of the restaurant group Union Joints.

Like other businesses, they too have been hurting for nearly a year.

Right now, Michigan only allows outdoor dining and indoor dining is restricted to 25%.

“You have to be creative. You know what winter is like, you know it’s not having a restaurant in San Diego or Florida,” Catallo said.

So, he came up with packages to celebrate holidays and events in February and March, which included Super Bowl Sunday, Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day.

“Any opportunity. I mean, I’m surprised people didn’t have Groundhog Day packages,” Catallo explained.

There are several options for Valentine’s Day that include dinner for two, snack packs, dessert specials, gifts, something for everyone.

“We are also offering these distraction packages so you can get stuff for the kids at the same time so they can have pizza and cookies to make at home just to keep them occupied,” Catallo said.

All of the restaurants under Union Joints are participating.

Through their catering business, you can order larger items like charcuterie boards.

All this to treat the ones you love.

“You will also be showing love for the restaurant business,” Catallo said.

You have until Wednesday to put your Valentine’s Day order in.

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