When last we checked in, The Man had robbed our beloved Pedro’s of its outdoor seating, which serves as The L staff’s only link to nature in the summer months. It’s been 85 bleak days, and we are still unable to waste away in Margaritaville. But fear not, readers, for there is a glimmer of hope on the salt-rimmed horizon… We got the inside scoop on Pedro’s pending permit, and things are looking up… Maybe.
A source close to Pedro recently divulged that the outdoor section of the restaurant would be up and running again, “As soon as the permit comes in.” This means that it might be available BEFORE October 1st, the tentative day of seating legalization. She assured us that neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow would stop the restaurant from re-opening the sidewalk seating, and that the benches now occupying the space in front of Pedro’s are within the limits of the law.
Well, that’s the good news. The bad news is that Pedro’s does not offer to-go cups for their margaritas. Until the permit is approved, we’ll be drinking vodka cocktails mixed with free GURU energy drinks that have found their way into the break room. [Ed. Ha, “break room” — sad euphemism for “by the front of the office.”] They’re 100% natural, but they ain’t no Pedro’s.