After some sprucing up and a few upgrades, the legendary Pok-A-Dot is ready to reopen after its long coronavirus-induced hibernation.
There are new tables inside that are more socially distanced, no seating at the counter, a dining counter outside, and soon, a walk-up window for takeout orders.
But the biggest upgrade, perhaps, isn't visible inside the favorite eatery of famous authors, visiting dignitaries, and TV show producers: you can now order your beef-on-weck or eggs-and-peppers-on-toast online.
The new website is pokadotbatavia.com.
The famously cash-only diner will now also take credit cards. There's fancy new computer equipment to handle all of these modern transactions.
The Pok-A-Dot has come a long way since friends Joe Marone and Phil Pastore decided 67 years ago to open a hot-dog stand hard against Route 63.
You can once again meet at the Dot starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday).
For all of our previous Pok-A-Dot coverage, click here.
Owners Phyllis Pastore-Beers and Leona Pastore.
Online ordering and curbside pickup are strongly encouraged.