All Cities: Helping Out


"I use these moments to remind people how much food can make an impact and how a hot meal could mean so much to someone," says Alon Shaya. // Photos courtesy of Pomegranate Hospitality

Helping OutNew Orleans

‘We Have to Continue Sowing the Seeds’: Alon Shaya on New Orleans After Ida

The big event that Alon Shaya had planned for August was the opening of his restaurant group’s first hotel property,…

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Helping OutNew Orleans

‘As Beautiful As It Ever Was’: Chef Nina Compton Says It’s Time To Return to New Orleans

When Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans, chances are you likely saw photos of an empty French Quarter. Or footage of…

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Helping OutLondon

For Many, The Union Between Restaurants and Charities Has Been a Lifeline. So, Where Do We Go From Here?

It’s unsurprising that the connection between London’s restaurants and food charities was a prominent feature in 2020. Restaurants offered space,…

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The Road Back

Now Is a Great Time to Become a Restaurant Regular

Becoming a regular at your favorite local bar or restaurant isn’t something that just happens overnight. It takes multiple visits,…

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Helping OutLondon

Through the Pandemic, Restaurants Have Supported Others. They Deserve the Same Support in Return

It’s been a challenging year for those working in restaurants. But despite setback after setback, those working in hospitality have…

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Helping Out

25 Reasons Why We’re Thankful For the Restaurant Industry in the Year 2020

2020 will be remembered as the year that the restaurant industry fought for its life. A year that saw the…

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Helping OutLos Angeles

Feeding Each Other: Restaurant Workers and Food Insecurity

Over the two decades that I have worked within the restaurant and hospitality industry, I have noticed and experienced a…

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Chinatown USANew 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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