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CRA: More Masks, Free Money, Ominous Warnings from Denver

Want some good news along with your daily dose of COVID cautions? Yeah, you do. Take a look at the CRA's new list of grants and loans for businesses in big cities and tiny towns across the state.

Everyone Gets Tents in Vail, Beaver Creek

Vail and Beaver Creek are stepping up for their restaurant owners in a big way—by paying to tent every patio in town.

Easy(ish) and Cheap(er) Outdoor Dining Solutions for Winter

If the usual suspects won't work for your space or budget, tune in to the CRA's workshop—which will have design, fire department, and regulatory pros on hand—to help develop easy, inexpensive solutions.

The CRA Cheat Sheet

No time to keep up with the avalanche of news and information from the Colorado Restaurant Association? Here are the main initiatives every independent operator should know about.

Don’t Can the Pastry Chef

While operators are trying to pinch every penny, does it make sense to keep your pastry chef onboard? The answer may be a sweet surprise.

The Great Big Why: Tony Zarlenga

Cafe Brazil's Tony Zarlenga read our feature, "The Great Big Why," and chimed in with his thoughts.

A Critical Point

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

To Fee, or Not to Fee…

If there’s a time for changing tipping and fee structures, the time is now. But with no precedent, the way to change is up for debate.

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Denver Restaurant Capacity Lowered to 25%

Denver's restaurants and bars are dealt a devastating blow.

CRA: Adams and Logan Counties Restrict Restaurants to 25% Capacity

COVID cases are spiking, restaurant capacity is shrinking. Also, find out if you've been exposed to the virus by adjusting a few simple settings on your phone (or downloading an app).

Making a Killing in the Time of COVID

Between shutdowns and cost cutting, it's more than restaurants and bars feeling the squeeze. Here's how a defiantly local butcher shop business is doing during COVID.

The Glass is Half Full at Bigsby’s Folly

Colorado restaurateurs are constantly coming up with new and innovative solutions to the winter patio problem. Here's one.