NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Café Canole in New Hartford usually invites people to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day at the restaurant on March 19, but with the new state restrictions, the owners will offer meals in a different way.
The meals are free and are available through delivery or curbside pickup at the restaurant.
The staff was preparing Wednesday, putting the meals together.
“The last two years we did it here -- and also at the Yahnundasis -- and that was the plan this year. With everybody going through their troubles, we still…wanted to keep the tradition and we're going to help you bring it to your living room and enjoy it,” said Dean Nole, co-owner of Café Canole.
The menu will feature Italian favorites and desserts.
“We're just trying to keep up with tradition and make light of a situation -- and trying to make people smile at home,” said Jason Nole, the other owner of Café Canole.
Caruso’s Pastry Shop is also offering curbside pickup for St. Joseph’s Day.