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Niven Patel prepares a takeout order of pork belly pad Thai in Coral Gables, Fla., on July 28, 2020. A return to indoor dining may be far off, but Niven Patel just opened a new, Caribbean-inspired restaurant and is moving ahead with plans for others. (Alfonso Duran/The New York Times)

Niven Patel prepares a takeout order of pork belly pad Thai in Coral Gables, Fla., on July 28, 2020. A return to indoor dining may be far off, but Niven Patel just opened a new, Caribbean-inspired restaurant and is moving ahead with plans for others. (Alfonso Duran/The New York Times)