Southwest Detroit restaurant offers unique ‘luminaria’ outdoor dining experience
DETROIT – With indoor dining services put on hold for months in Michigan, restaurants have found creative ways to remain open while following coronavirus safety protocols. Throughout Metro Detroit, several restaurants have adopted igloo structures as a way to offer dining services outside amid the ban on indoor dining. But one restaurant in particular is doing things a bit differently, offering a more unique dining experience that’s specific to southwest Detroit, while still following state orders. “Which is a Spanish-style lantern that’s used traditionally for outdoor celebrations.”The new structures, called luminarias, offer restaurant patrons a unique dining option with a Mexicantown flare. Beginning Feb. 1, Michigan restaurants will be allowed to resume indoor dining services, but with several restrictions in place.
Unique Outdoor Dining Experience Coming To Mexican Town Will Resemble Luminarias
(CBS DETROIT)– Installation of what may be the future of a brand new staple in Detroit’s Mexican town began on Thursday. Interim President and CEO of Southwest Detroit Business Association Jennifer Gomez, finally seeing an idea her organization came up with months ago come to fruition. “It’s a signature branding for our community certainly well deserved and we think it’s going to be an attraction for people to enjoy for years to come.”Gomez speaking about a unique outdoor dining experience that once completed will resemble a traditional Mexican Luminaria. “The program itself titled the “Luminarias of Southwest Detroit” it pays homage to that culture that is represented throughout our community.”Within the next few weeks 15 Luminarias will go up at 3 different restaurants in Southwest Detroit, El Asador, El Nacimiento and Armandos on Vernor Highway, which will receive the first. General Manager Cecelia Benedict says with the back and forth closing of in-door dining, having this outdoor and COVID safe option gives her a peace of mind.detroit.cbslocal.com