HAMPTON, Va. - Sitting curbside isn't how you would expect to spend Sunday brunch, but people are rolling with the punches.
With windows rolled down, customers picked up their favorite drinks from Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Hampton. The number one item on everyone's list? Mimosas.
“They pre-order their growlers and cans and they get their curbside service out here," says Sly Clyde manager Amelia MacCubbin.
Every growler purchased can be brought back to the business for a $2 as long as they are brought back clean.
Drinks were flowing in street, but around back you found wing master, Dwayne Jones. He's the owner of Chicken Stop Food Truck which was also busy serving customer after customer. All customers were served from afar and employees were equipped with protective gear.
He's been setting up shop at Sly Clyde for the past year so when the owner's suggested he tag along for Sunday brunch, "[he said] yeah, I can do brunch. I'm a chicken wing place but I could do brunch too."
Both businesses have been operating this way for the past month. The coronavirus shaking things up, but not knocking them out.
“[When people say they appreciate us, we want them to know] we appreciate [them] too because [they're] helping me run my business and helping me also support my staff as well," Jones says. "We need everyone to build each other up and then if that’s not happening then we’re doing this for nothing."
With Sly Clyde having been in business for awhile, MacCubbin says they're not going anywhere. "We really just want people to know we’re here and we’re open we’re doing the best that we can."
If you missed your chance for Sunday brunch this week, both businesses will be open again next week.