Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?
The 2020 James Beard Award Nominees – James Beard Foundation
On Monday, the James Beard Foundation published its full list of 2020 finalists via a Twitter livestream, in lieu of the planned Chicago ceremony. Media winners will be announced on May 27 in a press release, while Restaurant & Chef Award winners will be honored on September 25, also via Twitter. In other awards news, GQ‘s Brett Martin issued his list of Best New Restaurants in America – a snapshot of American dining before the pandemic.
José Andrés, Kamala Harris Announce FEED Act – Eater
World Central Kitchen chef José Andrés has joined forces with Congress members to create the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act, which will use more federal funds to help restaurants and nonprofits feed vulnerable populations, including seniors and children in need. Read the full text of the act here.
As Restaurants in Some States Fire Up Again, Proprietors Wonder If the Rich Dining Landscape Will Ever Be the Same – The Washington Post
As states begin to lift restrictions on businesses, we have a better idea of what the future of dining out may look like. From sneeze guards and disposable menus to single-serve condiments, learn about some of the measures restaurateurs are entertaining. Still, the question remains: Will diners come, and can restaurants stay afloat at a fraction of capacity?
What It Will Take for Restaurants to Survive – The New Yorker
Helen Rosner talked to chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio all about the current crisis, including his lobbying work with the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Read his take on the shortcomings of the Paycheck Protection Program, new safety protocols, the impact on farmers, and much more in this candid conversation.
Can Restaurants Mitigate the Liability Risk of Operating During a Pandemic? – Restaurant Hospitality
When reopening, operators face the serious risk of coronavirus-related lawsuits, including claims that a restaurant was negligent in protecting guests. Here, two attorneys weigh in on how to educate yourself about liability and what you can do to protect your business..