Local restaurateurs were champing at the bit to welcome back hungry patrons after they got the green light Monday to resume on-premise dining.

Dining establishments were allowed to welcome in socially distanced outdoor dining as part of Massachusetts' Phase 2 of the reopening process following the coronavirus shutdown.

For many in the Berkshires, the long-awaited lunch rush was a small reward for the lost spring and recent hard work to pivot their business models.

 

Details on The Berkshire.com now.