JOAN MULLER: Without booze padding their profits, restaurants are closing down all over the place
To deal with Covid-19 restrictions eateries have had to come up with creative ways to attract patrons, and a Joburg drive-in restaurant offers one such solution. Similar entertainment venues have been successful in some countries, but not all: two planned Cape Town outlets have run into problems with authorities
Last Friday night, in search of some light relief, we ventured out for a sit-down meal at Montecasino, the faux-Tuscan entertainment village up the road from where we live in Fourways, Johannesburg.
I thought the place would be bustling. Given its choice of restaurants and South Africans’ newly regained freedom to frequent eateries, I assumed there would be plenty of other Jozi residents itching to escape the confines of their own kitchens...