The butcher is open again!
Residents of Monterosso have been in a bit of a bind after the flood, as I've mentioned, in terms of groceries. We have a few stores open selling fruits, vegetables, bread (until it runs out in the afternoon) and other household supplies, but meat and other protein has been hard to come by. Frozen is available, but it's no substitute for our butcher. Slowly but surely, life is returning to normal here.
Also reopened are Ristorante Belvedere and Pizzaria La Smorfia... L'Osteria, Bar Centrale, A Ca Du Scienza, Cantina del Pescatore, Bar Gio and Enoteca Eliseo have been open for a few weeks. It's funny, a few weeks ago, a suggestion to go to dinner was usually followed by the response, "sure, where?" out of habit, forgetting that we only had one restaurant and one bar for so long. Now, with places slowly opening back up - partially due to the winter "off-season", partially due to the flood - it's nice having options again.
And being able to get off my forced vegetarian diet.