Bars restricted from selling chips with booze to get around Cuomo rule
This will really put a chip on New York bar owners’ shoulders.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it even harder for cash-strapped watering holes and restaurants to churn back to life — by declaring a bag of chips is no longer enough to comply with the requirement they serve food with booze.
His State Liquor Authority reversed course with that revised edict posted late Tuesday night, which requires they sell more substantial food with alcoholic drinks to be in compliance with the recent executive order.
Cuomo last Thursday issued that rule, as well as a statewide ban on walk-up bar service, as part of his crackdown on violations of social-distancing rules.
According to the new SLA guidance, a bag of chips or nuts does not meet the food requirement, but “sandwiches, soups or other foods, whether fresh, processed, precooked or frozen,” do pass muster. MORE AT https://nypost.com/2020/07/22/ny-bars-cant-sell-chips-with-booze-to-get-around-cuomo-rule/