The Best Things That Happened To Restaurants In The Worst Of COVID Times

The restaurant industry suffered mightily in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurant workers faced risks by simply showing up to work. In purely economic terms, 100,000 restaurants temporarily or permanently closed in the United States, and sales were down $240 billion from what was expected, according to the National Restaurant Association. Some 400,000 restaurant jobs were lost in December 2020 alone.

That’s the bad news. Let’s talk about some good news.

Restaurants across the country have been instrumental in getting food to those who need it most, from hospitality workers to families to first responders. These critical charity initiatives often make headlines, and for good reason. Yet when we asked restaurant owners and managers about the best things that happened to them over the past year, we heard about small, heartwarming moments that you’ll rarely read about or see on TV, but that are still

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Local restaurants react to governor’s 2-week pause

Apr. 13—Over the past year, local restaurants have become accustomed to making changes on the fly in response to the state’s orders in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But what happened Friday was a new curve ball thrown their way, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly encouraged Michigan residents to avoid in-person dining for the next two weeks.

Some local restaurants decided to close their doors in response. Others limited hours or days they will be open, while some chose to ignore the suggestion altogether.

“We were confused,” said Rosette Samdal, who along with her husband, Jeramy, own Idle Hour Restaurant in Spring Lake. “We thought surely with the rising numbers, it was going to be mandated, so we were prepared for that, and it didn’t happen.

“Knowing that there are a lot of concerns, with us personally having a child at home who’s compromised (their daughter is battling leukemia), a

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Mexican Food – Healthy Eating Trends Like Nachos and Burritos

There are some misconceptions about authentic Mexican food, mostly because most Americans haven’t tried authentic Mexican food, or have only experienced it through translation. Some assume that Mexican food is solely spicy, while others think that Mexican food is primarily served in tacos and burritos. It’s one of the world’s most popular cuisines, but numerous people have never tried authentic Mexican food themselves. This article will explain why authentic Mexican food is so delicious.

While traditional Mexican food is spicy, it has a wonderfully rich flavor and various textures that combine perfectly to create some of the most delicious foods in the world.

The Unique Flavor of Spice

One of the great things about authentic Mexican food is how well it blends with the unique flavor of Chiles. Chipotle and beef are a great example of how well the simple beef chili can mesh with a blend of peppers and … Read More