#LovinLongGrove Long Grove Village Tavern is adapting and updating:
As the owner of Illinois’ oldest restaurant and tavern, the first thing that came to Mary Ann Ullrich’s mind after the shelter-in-place took effect last month was expressing gratitude to her local patrons that are not only supporting them with carry out orders but with their generosity in tipping too. Village Tavern’s customers, in an effort to help support their kitchen staff, are tipping 30% to 50%. Mary Ann also appreciates friends of the Tavern’s that are donating their time to help her restaurant take orders over the phone and getting them out to customers. Wearing masks and gloves and practicing safe procedures, the volunteers are not only taking care of curbside pickup duty, but they are also giving their tips to the Tavern’s staff and working together as a family. “Sometimes tough times bring out the best in people,” smiles Mary Ann.