Upscale Virginia restaurant will use mannequins to enforce social distancing

Good news: The Inn at Little Washington, an opulent, triple-Michelin-star-awarded restaurant just outside of D.C., is reopening for dinner on May 15. Bad news: 50 percent of seats will be filled with mannequins. The restaurant’s chef, Patrick O’Connell, who majored in drama in college, is working with a local theater to costume his guests in vintage, 1940s-era outfits. His servers will be instructed to pour them wine and ask how their evening is going, per The Washingtonian. Don’t let anyone tell you we’re ever going back to normal.

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