Hometown Poke, rated a top 40 Providence restaurant by yelp, reopens

PROVIDENCE — Hometown Cafe & Poke Bar has reopened on Camp Street after an extended legal battle between owners Becca Brady and Tiffany Ting.

Ting bought the business at a court-appointed Special Master’s auction on March 15 for $170,000.

The Providence restaurant was No. 40 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020. The fast-casual shop specializes in poke, the flavorful raw fish dish from Hawaii that has become popular in recent years. Assembled to order in front of the guest, the bowls are  customized with an assortment of toppings. 

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Eleven Madison Park Goes Vegan: World’s Best Restaurant Reopens June 10

A year ago, Daniel Humm was unsure if his restaurant Eleven Madison Park would ever reopen.

Now, the chef and owner of one of the World’s Best Restaurants has announced a bold new direction for his dining room. On June 10, EMP will re-open its doors as a plant-based restaurant. Gone will be dishes like his famous honey lavender roasted duck. Instead, he’ll offer a beet that’s been roasted for 16 hours, then presented in a clay vase that gets cracked open at the table. Also on the menu: peas with almond cream and pea-miso puree.

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Mango’s Tropical Cafe reopens in Miami Beach, FL after COVID

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Mango’s Tropical Café, a popular South Beach nightclub, bar and tourist stop-over, reopens after being closed for more than a year for coronavirus concerns.

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Mango’s Tropical Café is flipping the lights back on.

The renowned South Beach nightclub, bar and must-visit music venue for out-of-towners is reopening April 28 after being closed since last spring for coronavirus concerns, according to a press release. The venue will implement “industry best practices” for curbing the spread of COVID-19, including requiring staff to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, wearing masks and requiring guests to do the same, and limiting capacity to

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What to expect when Universal Studios Hollywood reopens Friday, April 16

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (KABC) — Excitement was in the air at Universal Studios Hollywood Thursday as the theme park welcomed back annual and season pass holders. The attraction officially reopens to the public Friday, April 16.

“I’m so happy to be back at Universal Studios Hollywood. The weather is incredible, just a vibe of this being a theme park – it’s come to life again,” said Armando Espinoza of Lakewood.

The park will reopen at 25% capacity, with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Park officials said most rides will be operational, but some attractions will remain shuttered to comply with health

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Friendship Circle reopens Soul Cafe in West Bloomfield Township

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Friendship Circle helps more than 3,000 people with special needs along with their families.

The Soul Cafe in West Bloomfield Township is one of its programs. It’s the neighborhood spot where you can come and pick up lunch or a cup of coffee. And while it appears the community is excited to see the place reopen, nothing compares to the excitement of the staff.

“I get to see my friends and my co workers,” said David Kole, head barista at the cafe.

Kole has been out of work for the past year.

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