Dining out as we knew it is gone. At the start of the year, one of my most profound joys that came from visiting a restaurant was when diners at an adjacent table would make casual conversation and leave my wife and I feeling like we’d made new friends while enjoying a leisurely meal. Now, we look at diners as potential virus carriers. Instead of intimately crowded dining rooms, we encounter intentionally spaced out tables. Servers wearing masks and gloves has become as standard as “Midnight City” is on the playlist of hipster hot spots.