Restaurants adapt to Omicron surge

One Webster Groves drive-in restaurant has seen 30% more curbside orders in recent weeks.

ST. LOUIS — The recent COVID-19 surge has caused some businesses in St. Louis to ramp up their safety protocols while others have shut down to help slow the spread.

On Saturday, Frank Romano and his staff at the Parkmoor Drive-In in Webster Groves could be seen wearing masks as well as some of the guests at tables.

“It’s a serious matter and we want everybody to be safe. We’re following all the protocols here. Keeping it clean. And doing our best,” the general manager said.

The restaurant opened in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 when you could only dine outdoors.

As cases fluctuated, they switched to patio and curbside service until they got a little relief in Summer 2021.

“It felt safer. People weren’t getting as sick and we were allowed to

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Restaurant’s brilliant response to ‘toxic’ diner who moaned staff were a ‘wet lemon’ when they didn’t get their way

A RESTAURANT manager has given the best response to a “toxic” diner who moaned that staff were a “wet lemon” when they didn’t get their way.

The customer left a review claiming staff at Lorenzo’s Italian eatery in Preston – which regularly receives rave feedback – were “rude, arrogant, totally deluded” after they “spoiled” their daughter’s 16th birthday surprise.

Staff at Lorenzo's Italian diner in Preston hit back at a customer who claims they were 'arrogant'


Staff at Lorenzo’s Italian diner in Preston hit back at a customer who claims they were ‘arrogant’Credit: google maps

The reviewer, only known as “Kiptic” on Tripadvisor, wrote in November: “Booked this restaurant for my daughter’s 16th birthday and as everyone knows how hard it is to organise this with the surprise getting spoiled.

“As usual we looked into different local restaurants who might be suitable for this. We decided to use this so called family restaurant who would understand the importance of family morals and know what it’s

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Best Chinese Restaurant in Every State

Dumpling Darling, Iowa City, Iowa

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From shrimp fried rice to egg foo young, Americans love Chinese food. It’s hard to imagine there are many towns in the entire country that don’t have their own go-to spot for fried wontons, egg drop soup, and pork lo mein — and try as we may to recreate our favorite take-out dishes at home, its never quite the same as going out. Just as common as Chinese restaurants, however, are arguments about which one is best. All 50 of these local favorites can easily make an argument for tops in their respective states.

Related: Where To Find Best Korean Food in Every State

Mr. Chen's, Birmingham, Alabama

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Taiwanese flair is the name of the game at Mr. Chen’s. Locals rave about hefty portions and out-of-the-ordinary dishes. The price is right and the menu is overflowing with vegetarian selections.

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