London’s Best Restaurants Discuss Reopening After Coronavirus Lockdown

Today, 12 April, restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bars begin their phased re-opening, allowed by law to serve customers on terraces, roadsides, and in beer gardens. It’s mid-April and the sun is shining in London, but this is England and it is cold — at lunchtime, just eight degrees celsius. Customers, for now, appear defiant; chomping at the bit to get out and into restaurants after months of lockdown.

Restaurant dining rooms have been closed for four months; the longest they’ve been empty since the Covid-19 pandemic first turned the industry on its head over a year ago. In those four

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Costco Reopening Food Courts, Adding Back Menu Items

  • Costco is adding seating back to food courts as restrictions are lifted.
  • The food courts pared down offerings during the pandemic.
  • Costco execs say the food court is key to drawing customers in.
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Costco has plans to reopen seating in food courts soon, CNN reported.

In March of 2020, Costco closed down seating areas at food courts and cut back menus. Early in the pandemic, members could only buy hot dogs and pizzas to-go. Now, things are finally getting back to normal. Ice cream, smoothies, and churros are back on the menu, and

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A World’s Best Restaurant Starts Food Truck Ahead of Reopening

(Bloomberg) — As Eleven Madison Park moves to reopen their dining room, the restaurant is expanding its reach in an unexpected way.

Starting on Monday, April 12, the Eleven Madison Truck will be deployed around the city.It won’t be serving to-go containers of its famed honey lavender roast duck, or anything else that might have featured on the $335 tasting menu. Instead, the truck, from chef-owner Daniel Humm’s partnership with the nonprofit Rethink, will feed underserved food communities, starting with New York’s Bronx.

“We had been brainstorming different ways to make the restaurant part of the community and get staff

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Eleven Madison Park starts food truck ahead of reopening

“We had been brainstorming different ways to make the restaurant part of the community and get staff engaged beyond making meals and pushing them out of the door,” says Matt Jozwiak, co-founder and chiefs executive officer of Rethink. “And then Daniel called me and was, like, ‘Let’s do a food truck.’

The handsome, royal blue, customized truck, emblazoned with the names Eleven Madison Truck and Rethink will serve around 400 meals a day for free. Operations will be paid for in large part by the restaurant’s diners; each Michelin three-star meal that’s sold guarantees five meals for Rethink. (EMP’s to-go

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Eleven Madison Park Starts Food Truck Ahead of NYC Reopening

Photographer: Clay Williams/Bloomberg

As Eleven Madison Park moves to reopen their dining room, the restaurant is expanding its reach in an unexpected way.

Starting on Monday, April 12, the Eleven Madison Truck will be deployed around the city.

It won’t be serving to-go containers of its famed honey lavender roast duck, or anything else that might have featured on the $335 tasting menu. Instead, the truck, from chef-owner Daniel Humm’s partnership with the nonprofit Rethink, will feed underserved food communities,

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Res Ipsa Cafe’s Former Chef Is Reopening Irwin’s in South Philly

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Michael Vincent Ferreri is bringing his modern Sicilian flair to the the eighth floor of the Bok building.


The Irwin’s dining room in 2018 | Photo by Ted Nghiem

Irwin’s, sometimes, was perfect. In its best moments, when the weather was warm and the sun was shining, you’d spend lazy summer evenings soaking in the last hours of daylight on the patio outside, sipping on bottles and bottles of cold rosé, dipping grilled vegetables into cups of toum and snacking on fried olives while

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