It’s just before the 5 p.m. dinner hour and tickets are starting to print out in The Vineyard’s kitchen.
Customer Robert Fischer waits to pick up his dinner order at the dining room entrance.
“Oh we’ve got the special tonight. We’ve got the calzone, so I can’t wait to get home to dig into that,” he says.
He says he orders takeout twice a week to support Madera restaurants. He’s been coming to the Vineyard for 15 years and wants to make sure it stays.