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GuidesNew York

In Chinatown, a Block of Outdoor Dining Seeks to Revive the Neighborhood

After months of empty streets, it looks and feels as though Chinatown is slowly coming back to life. You only…

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Resy Spotlight

‘Baltimore Can Be a Model For the World’: Irena Stein of Alma Cocina Latina on Transforming the Restaurant Industry

Before the novel coronavirus disrupted travel, Baltimore restaurateur Irena Stein would visit her childhood home of Venezuela every four months…

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The Road BackHouston

I Thought The Pandemic Would Kill My Restaurant, But It’s Only Made It Stronger

As part of an ongoing series hoping to explore the experiences of restaurant owners and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Helping Out

A Louisville Community Kitchen Aims to Heal a Divide. Its Best-Known Chef and a Rising Star Are Behind It.

“I’ve been waiting on Louisville to have this uprising,” Nikkia Rhodes says. “I’m surprised it has taken this long.”  Rhodes…

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Black People Eats founder Jeremy Joyce. / Credit: Arion Davis

Helping OutChicago

For Black People Eats Founder Jeremy Joyce, Helping Black Restaurants Is Everyone’s Job

It began with a June 1 Instagram post by Chicago food site Black People Eats, checking in on the city’s…

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Helping OutBoston

The Boston Medical Student Who Rallied to Raise Millions for Restaurants and Their Employees

Natalie Guo vividly recalls the weekend everything changed.  It was the middle of March, and the coronavirus was tightening its…

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Helping OutWashington D.C.

The DC Chef Trying to Revive Neighborhood Restaurants, One Donation at a Time

Erik Bruner-Yang isn’t waiting on the government’s help to save neighborhood restaurants. Following DC’s restaurant shutdown on March 16, the…

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Helping OutPortland

How One Portland Restaurant Made a Priority of Safety — and Comfort

It was only a day before Oregon’s statewide ban on on-site dining was announced that Portland’s newest Filipino restaurant, Magna,…

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Helping OutLos Angeles

How One Film Studio Is Helping Feed Those in Need by Hiring Local Restaurants

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down restaurants and bars in the entertainment capital of the world, it also forced the…

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Helping OutAustinHouston

The Texas Grocery Chain That Has Been a ‘Lifeline’ for Local Restaurants

A funny thing happened while chef Chris Ostlund was researching and developing Tatsu-ya branded meals to be sold at local…

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