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All Cities: Restaurant Diaries

Here at Resy, we want to tell the story of the restaurant industry — one way we do that is through first-person perspectives directly from chefs, operators, and staff.


Restaurant DiariesLondon

“I Am in Awe of The Industry”: Days Before Reopening, Alex Hely-Hutchinson Reflects on the Pandemic’s Lessons

With a mid-April relaxation of restrictions approaching quickly, many in London’s hospitality industry are treating the opportunity to reopen for…

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Restaurant DiariesWashington D.C.

What It’s Like to Be an Asian American Restaurant Owner Right Now

Lydia Chang is the restaurant operator for her family’s group of restaurants, which includes Peter Chang in Arlington, Va., Q by Peter Chang in…

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Restaurant DiariesLondon

“We Are Still Here. That Is a Win In Itself.” Budgie Montoya on Staying True to Himself and Filipino Cuisine

For many, after a long winter under a national lockdown, the announcement that restrictions would be cautiously relaxed over March…

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The Road BackNew York

My Regulars Brought Me Back to the Restaurant Industry

Hong Thaimee’s restaurant Ngam, later known as Thaimee Table, was a beloved fixture in New York City’s East Village for…

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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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Restaurant DiariesLondon

“We’ve Done It Once, We’ll Do It Again.” Ombra’s Mitshel Ibrahim Reflects on a Wild October and Lockdown 2.0

For restaurants, October was one of the most challenging months in a year that has affected every part of the…

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Restaurant DiariesNew York

For Restaurants (and Parents), a Year of Purgatory

In May, Sakura Yagi, the chief operating officer of T.I.C. Japanese Restaurant Group, wrote about the heartbreaking sacrifice she made…

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The ClassicsNashville

Now More Than Ever, I’m So Grateful For Legacy Restaurants Like Arnold’s

I am eternally grateful for Arnold’s. It’s the first place I take a guest when they come to town, especially…

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The ClassicsNew York

How 2nd Avenue Deli Changed My Life

2nd Avenue Deli is as New York as New York gets.  I started going there decades ago, picking up orders…

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The ClassicsAtlanta

For Atlanta, Paschal’s Serves as a Monument to History — and Hope 

Paschal’s restaurant does more than serve soul food. It is an Atlanta institution that serves as a monument to history…

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