SOUTH PLAINFIELD – KC’s Korner will welcome patrons for outdoor dining on June 15. Per Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement at a press conference on June 1, restaurants and bars may re-open for outdoor dining starting June 15. KC’s Korner owner Walter Kurilew says they have taken added precautions to ensure patrons are able to dine safely on their beautiful patio. Kurilew and his staff have been working hard to safeguard KC’s Korner in multiple ways and says he is following all guidelines set in place by the governor. KC’s Korner is located at 100 Oak Tree Avenue in South Plainfield.
“Safety is my main concern,” Kurilew said. “We’re excited to open, but also want to make sure that everyone is safe, so we took all extra tables and put them away. Tables and chairs on the patio are now set up to adhere to social distancing regulations at 6-feet apart.”
Kurilew says he is more than prepared to meet the restrictions and guidelines outlined in Executive Order 150 by Murphy during his June 4 press conference, stating that bars and restaurants must function with an abundance of caution when they open for outdoor dining. Diners will sit at least six feet away from one another.
Menus and condiments will be disinfected after each use and physical barriers for workers at cash registers, bars and host stands are in place. The added precautions will ensure the safety of all. Kurilew says the excitement is building and his patio is ready for business.
“I’ve already got people asking for reservations,” added Kurilew. “We’re very happy that we’ll be able to once again welcome the community to our establishment.”
Kurilew says he will limit the number of people allowed on the patio by taking reservations as proposed by State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, who said diners who pull up to find their table isn't ready should wait in their cars for the restaurant workers to contact them. Kurilew also will ask that patrons not linger after they finish their meals so others may enjoy a dinner out.
The new guidelines were set in place as New Jersey enters Phase 2 of re-opening and also requires daily temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks. KC’s workers will wear face coverings. Gloves will be required when handing food and utensils to customers. Credit card machines and keypads will be sanitized frequently.
KC’s pick-up and delivery will continue as well. Their popular peach mango, red, white and regular sangrias are available for pick-up only. A new addition to the menu will soon be craft beer growlers.
“We have the coldest and the best tap beer in town,” said Kurilew. “If someone wants to have a picnic, and they like craft beer, but they don’t like cans, they can come and get a growler. It’s about 60 ounces of craft beer and it comes in a large growler jug.”
KC’s has remained open for pick-up and delivery throughout quarantine closures, offering their full menu. Kurilew says although it has been challenging, he has not had to let any employees go and looks forward to serving his patrons in person once again.
“I can’t wait to get back to it,” Kurilew said. “I want people to feel comfortable, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure everyone is safe and can enjoy their meal here at KC’s.”