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San Diego bistro surviving with curbside pick-up

Posted at 7:40 PM, Dec 24, 2020

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- With indoor dining shutdown, local restaurants are relying on takeout orders to stay afloat.

Curbside pick-up, with a holiday flair, has been the specialty of the house at Parc Bistro and Brasserie in Bankers Hill. The service has also helped the eatery stay alive.

In true holiday spirit, customers will see Santa and his Christmas elves deliver their food right to their car.

"If we could just dress up a little bit, and feel good about it, we can spread that positive energy in these tough times," says restaurant general manager Samantha Scholl.

Scholl calls the last nine months devastating and an emotional roller coaster. She had to layoff close to 30 of her staff since March

"We've had to pivot and change, and then we had to shut down and re-open. But we are grateful because we've had such strong support from our community," said Scholl.

And since there is no dining in, Parc Bistro is offering curbside holiday packages, of which they have sold out all 250.

"The community has been behind us since the beginning and especially this last year which has been incredibly tough," Scholl says.

The community has been behind Parc Bistro, and Scholl has been behind her staff.

"I did another holiday relief fund through GoFundMe. My goal is to raise $10,000 and I'm at about $6,000 right now. Also, all of the gratuities we receive from guests from our holiday takeout is dispersed equally among all our staff," she says.

But while Christmas packages are all sold out, Scholl says you can still get your New Year's Eve order in.

"You have to have our beef Bourguignon it's a French classic," Scholl said.