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  • Philadelphia to lift ban on indoor dining, theaters (covid is over)

    01/13/2021 3:37:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | 1/12/20 | Kennedy Rose
    Philadelphia will lift its ban on indoor dining, theaters and in-person college instruction on Jan. 16 as Covid-19 cases continue to drop in the city. Restaurants will be allowed to have indoor dining at 25% of seating capacity. Colleges and universities will be allowed to resume in-person instruction, as well. City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley had said he would wait until after the holidays to evaluate the easing of restrictions. The city reported 637 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the citywide total of 98,215 since March. Theaters will also be allowed to reopen, with a cap of 5%...
  • NYC could face ‘full shutdown’ beyond indoor dining, de Blasio warns

    12/14/2020 8:59:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/14/2020 | Nolan Hicks
    As vaccines began being put into arms in New York City and indoor dining was shut down again Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that additional restrictions could be coming — potentially including a return to a full shutdown. “There’s the potential of having to do a full pause, a full shutdown, in the coming weeks, because we can’t let this kind of momentum go,” de Blasio said on CNN when asked about comments made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, in which the state’s top executive said a fuller shutdown could be in the offing this winter.
  • Gov. Cuomo shuts down indoor dining in NYC amid COVID-19 surge

    12/11/2020 9:32:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/11/2020 | Natalie Musumeci and Bernadette Hogan
    CORONAVIRUS IN NY Former de Blasio aide Kathryn Garcia makes her case for NYC mayor New York COVID-19 hospitalizations at highest numbers since May COVID-19 restrictions fueled NYC’s nation-leading drop in car crashes NYC school closes just one day after reopening due to COVID-19 cases Indoor dining will shut down yet again in New York City on Monday due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. Cuomo, during a virtual press briefing, explained that the Big Apple’s coronavirus-related hospitalization rate has been dramatically increasing over the last two weeks.
  • Bill de Blasio: Indoor Dining, Gyms Will ‘Very Likely’ Close in ‘Next Week or Two

    11/19/2020 12:51:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) warned on Thursday that the closure of gyms and indoor dining experiences will “very likely” begin within the next two weeks. “So for everyone who honestly might feel, somehow, a little better if they knew that indoor dining was going to be closed or gyms were going to be closed, I’m sorry to tell you — for the sake of those business owners and everyone who loves those gyms and loves indoor dining — it’s just a matter of time,” de Blasio said, adding that it is “very likely to be in...
  • NYC on the verge of another indoor dining shutdown amid COVID-19 spike

    11/19/2020 8:26:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/19/2020 | Nolan Hicks and Bernadette Hogan
    The Big Apple could shut down indoor dining next week if the coronavirus infection rate does not slow down, officials privately acknowledge. Under state rules, if New York City’s seven-day state testing average exceeds 3 percent for more than 10 days, it would hit Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s thresholds for imposing orange zone restrictions — which include shutting down indoor dining and a four-person limit on tables for outdoor dining.
  • State asks for Appellate Court to reverse decision by judge regarding indoor dining ban ( Illinois )

    10/28/2020 12:06:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 10/28/2020 | ERIC SCHELKOPF
    Kane County Judge Kevin Busch granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the enforcement of an indoor dining ban at FoxFire restaurant in Geneva.. Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health is asking the Illinois Second District Appellate Court to reverse a decision by Kane County Judge Kevin Busch granting a temporary restraining order to prevent the enforcement of an indoor dining ban at FoxFire restaurant in Geneva. In their appeal, Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health ask for the order to be vacated and for the temporary restraining order to be dissolved. The appeal...
  • The Governor Suspends Indoor Dining At Chicago Bars And Restaurants As COVID-19 Surges

    10/27/2020 2:14:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    wbez ^ | 10/27/2020 | Tony Arnold, Mariah Woelfel
    Gov. JB Pritzker is ordering bars and restaurants in Chicago to halt indoor service and to limit gatherings in the city at 25 people starting Friday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. “Region 11 [the city of Chicago] is now averaging more than twice as many COVID-related hospital admissions per day as it was a month ago, with a positivity rate that has almost doubled since the beginning of October,” Pritzker said in a written statement Tuesday. According to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago has seen eight straight days of increasing cases and seven...
  • Outdoor Dining in NYC ‘Should Become Permanent’ Mayor De Blasio Says

    09/15/2020 9:41:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    nyeater ^ | 09/15/2020 | Luke Fortney
    Mayor suggests making outdoor dining a permanent facet of NYC One month after Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that outdoor dining would return in 2021, he’s now hinting that the Open Restaurants and Open Streets programs could become permanent fixtures of summertime dining. In a press conference on Monday, Mayor de Blasio referred to the dual programs — which allow restaurants to use sidewalk space for outdoor seating and closes popular streets to vehicular traffic, respectively — as “a great victory” for the city’s restaurants and bars. “Communities have loved Open Restaurants. Open Streets have been a great success,” he...
  • NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban

    09/04/2020 8:42:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | September 4, 2020 | Staff
    Political tyrants Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo must not be allowed to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people in New York City. It is a disgrace that it has come to this, in what was once the worlds greatest city. ... Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action....
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is reopening indoor dining. Restaurants are still worried.

    09/02/2020 6:35:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    inquirer ^ | 09/02/2020 | Allison Steele
    Two months ago, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy cited spiking coronavirus infections in other states as a reason to postpone the return of indoor dining. As restaurants opened across the country, he said, it was clearly sparking new outbreaks. Now, as the state’s restaurant industry prepares to open indoor dining rooms on Friday, some fear the fate of their businesses will continue to depend on how others handle the pandemic.
  • De Blasio’s Tale of 2 Brunches: Mayor has no plan for ‘optional’ indoor dining

    08/26/2020 7:19:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/25/2020 | Julia Marsh & Lia Eustachewich
    Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested Tuesday he’s reluctant to restart indoor dining because it’s an activity for middle- and upper-income New Yorkers that clashes with his pledge to transform the Big Apple’s “tale of two cities” with progressive policies. At his daily press briefing, De Blasio was asked why public school students who return to classrooms this fall will eat their lunch inside while restaurants can’t reopen indoor dining. “I don’t think there’s a similarity at all,” de Blasio said.
  • All South Carolina restaurants can reopen for in-store dining Monday

    05/09/2020 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WCNC ^ | 5/08/20 | WXTX
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is going to allow all restaurants in the state to reopen for in-store dining on Monday, although there will be some strong restrictions. McMaster made the announcement Friday afternoon during a news briefing. He said he would address "close contact" businesses such as barbershops, salons, and gyms on Monday. “As we gradually and methodically lift restrictions aimed at combating the coronavirus, it is incumbent upon South Carolinians to follow to the guidance and recommendations provided by our public health experts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe,” said Gov. Henry McMaster....
  • US restaurants are opening WITHOUT dining rooms because... Ordering out.

    11/16/2019 10:55:14 AM PST · by dennisw · 54 replies
    UK Mail ^ | Nov 16 2019
    US restaurants are opening WITHOUT dining rooms because so many customers are ordering food through delivery and pickup apps US restaurants are REMOVING their dining rooms because so many customers are ordering food through delivery and pickup apps A Chopt Salad opened in New York on Tuesday without tables or cash registers Customers can order and prepay online with the option for delivery or pickup Chick-fil-A Inc has similar sites in Nashville and Louisville More restaurants are turning to these so-called dark, virtual or ghost kitchens Restaurants are doing away with dining rooms as consumers increasingly order food deliveries through...
  • Pizza of the future? AI being used to make pizza at T-Mobile Park

    10/15/2019 5:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | October 3, 2019 | Deedee Sun
    Artificial intelligence could be used to make your next pizza, if you order one at T-Mobile Park. A Seattle startup called Picnic has developed a machine capable of turning out hundreds of pizzas an hour. The CEO of the company said the machine can also help solve a staffing shortage in the food services industry. “You can make different pizzas, each one in a row,” said Clayton Wood, CEO of Picnic. The machine gets the pizza order from an iPad app that was developed in-house, at the company’s office and lab in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.
  • Just When You Think McDonald’s Couldn’t Get More Mechanical…

    09/11/2019 1:40:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The idea behind fast food is speed and efficiency. When it comes to fast-food chains, McDonald’s is always on the cutting edge of getting people fed quickly—too quickly, some say. In the rush to gobble down food, much of the joy of eating is lost. Fast food is a soulless commodity that neglects the spiritual appreciation of flavor and taste. It can turn what should be a dining place into a biological fueling station. The bad news is that it has just gotten worse. Just when you think the fast-food giant has reached a peak of efficiency, it comes out...
  • Making dining out great again: Yelp-like app helps you find MAGA-friendly restaurants and eateries

    03/11/2019 12:49:29 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 49 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Supporters of POTUS Donald Trump are getting an assist from restaurant app that works similar to Yelp in that it identifies eateries that are “MAGA friendly.” According to The Daily Beast, the app helps Trump supporters locate places where they aren’t going to be accosted, yelled at, threatened, banned, or thrown out. The app, 63red Safe, was compared by the Beast‘s Will Somer to the “Green Book” guide that “listed safe establishments for African-American motorists in the South.”
  • Woke Restaurant Serves Discomfort Food

    06/05/2018 11:04:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 5, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    The DC reader who sends this says the Schadenfreude is delicious. He is correct. Washington City Paper reports on the hilariously failed effort of Busboys and Poets, a local restaurant, to be racially woke. Excerpts: Sometimes you can have the best of intentions and still miss the mark completely. Such is the case with Busboys and Poets‘ “Race Card” initiative, which aims to foster discussions about race and privilege among its diners by handing out literal “Race Cards”—cards featuring larger questions about the state of race relations in America—to patrons as they enter. A recent Facebook post featuring one of...
  • Bright Idea: Delectable Corn Fungus

    12/03/2016 5:36:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Maclean's ^ | November 21, 2016
    A delicious novelty food with an ugly name Sharon OosthoekGreat minds do not think alike, and thatÂ’s why universities and colleges are the mother of inventions. Click here for the rest of our Bright Ideas series. Click here for the rest of our Campus Food series.Barry Saville: Trent UniversityBarry Saville has spent much of his career figuring out how to stop fungi from infecting food crops. But for the past three years, the Trent University professor has been deliberately infecting corn with a fungus that produces large, whitish-grey kernels he believes have potential as a niche product for market farmers....
  • Michelle Obama reveals her ´modest´ $600k changes to White House State Dining Room -

    07/07/2015 9:10:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Michelle Obama has given a touch-up to the White House State Dining Room, the latest interior design change that will endure long after she leaves the building at a cost of $595,000. Her modest changes to the room where many dinners and other events are held follow this year´s more dramatic remake of the Old Family Dining Room and the unveiling of the Obama china service. The change, which has been years in the making, comes just months after head florist Laura Dowling quit her post and was escorted from the building by security. Scroll down for video -DailyMail.com reported
  • Cancer Patient Forced To Remove Hat at Nashville Restaurant

    12/17/2013 4:03:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 281 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 12/16/13 | Jason Lamb
    Morton's The Steakhouse, a high-end restaurant chain, is responding after a firestorm of complaints on social media about how it treated a cancer patient dining at its Nashville location over the weekend. A man undergoing chemotherapy treatments says he was asked to take off his hat because it violated the restaurant's dress code. Robert Chambers says he put on a beanie to keep him warm --combating the side effects of his chemotherapy treatments. Chambers says a waitress then told him to take off the hat because it was against dress code. After explaining that Chambers had cancer, a manager came...