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Zoom In

While the mere idea of a Zoom cocktail class would have elicited eye rolls seven months ago, live-streaming has become the de facto gathering method.

A Critical Point

What's the role of restaurant criticism—both from pros and amateurs—during the most critical time in restaurants' survival?

Little Things

For all their eco-friendly and swirly, cute vibes, not all paper straws are created equal.

The Paper Pile

Pre-COVID, to-go boxes were steady, somewhat fixed costs. They were simply the price of doing business. Now, they are your business.

Navigating a Restaurant Pivot

What exactly does it mean to execute that dreaded word: "pivot"? Restaurants and bars and doing it daily.

The Rise

Seven months ago, the Independent Restaurant Coalition didn't exist. Now it has a seat at the table.