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?
A Guide to Coronavirus’ Impact on the Food World – Eater
COVID-19 dominated restaurant news headlines this week, as operators worry about the impact of the pandemic on business. Eater’s guide covers everything you need to know, from closures and calls for tax breaks to fine dining restaurants leaning on delivery and takeout.
2020 James Beard Awards Postponed Until the Summer – James Beard Foundation
One of the industry’s biggest events of the year has been postponed, the Beard Foundation announced on Thursday, following in the steps of events like Austin’s SXSW. Nominees will be named on March 25 as scheduled.
What Is a Restaurant Critic’s Job in a Time of Social Distancing? – Grub Street
In an essay for Grub Street, Adam Platt contrasts post-9/11 dining out for solidarity with social distancing in the time of coronavirus, acknowledging a critic’s conflicting responsibilities to support the industry and encourage safety. In due time, he writes, restaurants will again be a place for communities to find comfort and relief.
Coronavirus: Postmates, Door Dash, UberEats Offer No-Contact Delivery Options – The Mercury News
With more food delivery customers seeking to reduce exposure, food delivery platforms offer “contactless” delivery to reduce the risk of transmission. That means drivers leaving deliveries on doorsteps, rather than greeting in person, and plenty of gloves and hand sanitizer. But what does it mean for hospitality?