picnic ideas

Cabin fever or Coronavirus keeping you indoors? There are plenty of local parks and baseball fields to venture out to (until the snow melts in the canyons). We've got the ultimate checklist of items to get you ready for a few fun-filled hours to keep the kids safe and entertained!

You'll want to pack items that are easy to pack in and out with the least waste. We recommend non-glass, plastic containers with lids to keep items fresh and easy to stack in a cooler or bag.

Where are you going?
Some things to consider for your outing, will you need to hike a ways to your picnic spot? In that case, you'll want to pack as light as possible. If your destination has tables and BBQ facilities, you'll need a tablecloth, BBQ utensils and charcoal briquettes.

What else can you do?
Don't forget to pack that portable Bluetooth speaker or tailgate by your car. Bring the baseball gear, a Frisbee, croquet or setup your own a badminton court. If you're bringing your dog, don't forget a leash, doggie waste bags, bowl and water.

What will you serve?
Depending upon the time of day and facilities available, you may want to pack an after dinner s'mores dessert and wine basket or a casual afternoon lunch with cold cut sandwiches and sides. For your sides, consider individual bags of chips or salad greens in containers which you can add dressing to, attach the lids and shake to mix once you're ready to eat. Don't forget the fruits and veggies! Popular fruit choices are those that aren't messy, such as grapes, strawberries and blueberries. If you're serving fresh veggies, cut them up ahead of time and don't forget the Ranch dip. A great dessert option is s'mores, but don't forget the wet wipes for those sticky marshmallow fingers! A cleaner and portable option is cookies. Keep everyone hydrated with their favorite drink and plenty of water.

Keep it cool
Pack a cooler with ice packs and/or ice to keep chocolates, drinks and cold cuts cold and place the cooler in a shady spot if you can. Pack the non-refrigerated items in a backpack, reusable grocery bag or traditional picnic basket.

Other essentials

  • Bottle/wine opener
  • Sanitizer to wipe down hands and picnic tables and benches
  • Picnic tablecloth or blanket
  • Garbage bag for packing it all out
  • Reusable utensils, reusable plates, napkins, wet wipes (for sticky hands), glasses if needed
  • Sunscreen, hats, insect repellant
  • First aid kid, candles
  • Lighter, matches, BBQ utensils, charcoal

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, we are taking extra precautions to care for The Ridge Cafe team members and you. We are actively monitoring COVID-19 by staying close to the official guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as well national government and state agencies.

We’re thinking of every touch point that our patrons may encounter while enjoying their Ridge favorites, and are taking the following precautionary measures.

Per the Salt Lake County Health Department on 3/17/2020, we will be closing our dining room and patio for 30 days as per Salt Lake County mandate.

In our Cafe:

  • Implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures
  • Working to ensure we are using the most effective disinfectant against COVID-19
  • Team members are following rigorous handwashing procedures throughout their shift and interactions

Delivery and Take-out:

  • For all delivery and take-out orders we’re ensuring your food is prepared and packaged with your safety in mind
  • When packaging any delivery or take-out orders, our team members are following rigorous handwashing procedures
  • Partnering closely with GrubHub, who delivers our food, to monitor their precautionary measures

In addition to the above, we’re closely monitoring the health of our employees and patrons on a daily basis. If an employee shows any signs of illness, they will be asked to seek a medical diagnosis and until cleared by a medical professional, or until the symptoms pass, will be restricted from the cafe. Patrons and suppliers of the Ridge Cafe will also be closely monitored, and anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will have restricted access.

We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, stay in close contact with health organizations and keep you updated on steps we’re taking to care for our Ridge family.

Anthony Crossley
General Manager

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