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Vaccines for the Palestinians
Letters, Today

The American Jewish Committee says Israel has donated from its own supply while facilitating other deliveries. Also: Truth and the political divide; reopening restaurants; boredom in the pandemic.

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An American Dream, Tarnished
Sunday Business, Yesterday

For Xi’an Famous Foods, the pandemic has brought an uptick in aggression toward Asian-American employees, mirroring a trend seen across the United States.

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Burritos From the Kitchen of El Vez in Battery Park City
Dining, February 23

A new soup pickup; a seafood spot expands into Crown Heights; and more restaurant news.

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Under Fire, a Portland Chef Tries to Build a Fairer Workplace
Dining, February 23

Gregory Gourdet has revamped his plans for a Haitian kitchen, after being caught up in a citywide furor over the treatment of restaurant workers.

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Should I Get a Covid-19 Vaccine When Others Need It More?
Magazine, February 23

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what should determine eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine and more.

England will reopen schools in two weeks, but pubs and restaurants will stay shut for now, Johnson says.
Foreign, February 22

Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a “road map” to end lockdown restrictions, the tentative first steps in a long-awaited plan to ease a nationwide lockdown prompted by a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus.

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Is This the End of Tipping?
Sunday Business, February 21

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Governor
Business, February 19

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Governor
Business, February 19

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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New Yorkers Can Dine Indoors Again. Will They?
Metro, February 19

New York City is again allowing indoor dining at reduced capacity, but many are wary — and the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry, either.

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N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine
Metro, February 17

Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said she was not necessarily opposed to getting vaccinated, but wanted to study the potential effect on fertility first.

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Change by the Plateful: Covering Restaurants in a Pandemic
Summary, February 17

To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

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Next Stop: The Story of a Restaurant
Dining, February 16

A new book details the history of the restaurant the Grey, in a restored Greyhound bus station in Savannah, Ga.

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Gage & Tollner and Its Bar Open for Delivery and Pickup
Dining, February 16

Pizza from Justin Smillie of Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, maki on the Upper West Side, and more restaurant news.

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How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City
Business, February 14

Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.

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S. Prestley Blake, a Founder of Friendly’s, Dies at 106
Obits, February 12

With a $547 loan from their parents, he and a brother opened the Friendly Ice Cream Shop in 1935, then built it into a chain of hundreds of restaurants.

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Pizza Was the Restaurant Hero of 2020
Business, February 12

Its ease and affordability made it a pandemic staple for many families and a rare bright spot in an industry that has been decimated.

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How a Queens Shaobing Stall Survives a Pandemic
Dining, February 12

Yukun Shaobing’s stuffed flatbreads have become a hit in Flushing despite the pressures of Covid and high rents.

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Same Name, New Thrilling Results
Dining, February 12

Falansai, the newly reopened Vietnamese restaurant in Brooklyn, is a standout in the pandemic, thanks to the chef Eric Tran, an alumnus of Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

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A New Lens on Vietnamese Food
Slideshow, February 12

At Falansai, the chef Eric Tran cooks pho, bun bo Hue and other dishes with startling originality.

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Indoor Dining Resumes in N.Y.C.
Metro, February 12

In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state.

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How New Yorkers Are Shaping the Trump Impeachment Trial
Metro, February 11

Helping set the rules is Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, and other lawmakers from the state are lending their voices. 

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Governors Are Easing Restrictions at Exactly the Wrong Time
Editorial, February 10

Relaxing rules on indoor dining and other activities undermines vaccination efforts and gives a leg up to coronavirus variants.

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In Canada, Americans Are Missed, With Limits
Travel, February 10

U.S. visitors usually mean big business for Canada’s tourism industry. But the pandemic has blunted lonesomeness for the country’s best friend.

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‘He Missed Nothing’: Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera and Others on Joe Allen
Culture, February 9

The man was taciturn, but his Theater District restaurants were like Broadway clubhouses. Even the posters of flops were placed with affection.

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Remembering Joe Allen, Who Fed Broadway in Untheatrical Style
Dining, February 9

The theater district restaurateur was famously reserved, but I caught some close-up glimpses from the next bar stool.

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The Power Balance Is Shifting in London’s Commercial Real Estate
Business, February 9

An extended winter lockdown has shaken the usual arrangement between landlords and tenants ahead of a government review of leasing legislation.

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Onigiri for a Limited Time at Ootoya in Midtown
Dining, February 9

Mediterranean on the Upper West Side, a new branch of Vanessa’s Dumpling House and more restaurant news.

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Restaurants Find a New Revenue Source: Feeding the Hungry
Dining, February 9

What began as an emergency measure in the pandemic’s early days has turned into a long-term business plan that could help many kitchens keep running.

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New York Will Resume Indoor Dining on Friday
Video, February 8

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Monday that restaurants could again begin to offer limited indoor dining to customers starting Friday, two days earlier than anticipated.

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Joe Allen, Theater District Restaurateur, Is Dead at 87
Obits, February 8

His restaurant Joe Allen and another he opened next door, Orso, have been popular hangouts for celebrities and celebrity-watchers and the flagships of an international empire.

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At Dhamaka, Indian Village Food Comes to the City
Dining, February 4

Chintan Pandya follows up his hit Queens restaurant, Adda, with a celebration of rustic Indian cuisine on the Lower East Side.

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Marezzata, Serving Italian Food With Wagyu Beef, Opens in Midtown East
Dining, February 2

Mediterranean in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a noodle specialist in Midtown, and more restaurant news.

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N.Y.C.’s Covid Metrics Are Dire. Cuomo Is Reopening Restaurants Anyway.
Interactive, February 2

Average per-capita case counts in New York City are 64 percent higher than they were in December, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo banned indoor dining.

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Kits to Make Sushi and Sashimi at Home
Dining, February 1

The sushi restaurant MakiMaki now sells do-it-yourself meals from its Midtown location.

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Gondola Not Included
Dining, February 1

Tramezzini in the East Village has created a party box for two to transport you to Venice, at least for one meal.

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I Miss Sitting at a Crowded Dinner Table
Op Ed, January 31

At a small Middle Eastern restaurant in my neighborhood, I experienced the world my family had left behind.

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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today
N Y T Now, January 29

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine works, but it was less effective on a new, more contagious variant.

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A Rare Menu That Tells the Truth: The Pork? Greasy. The Beef? Meh.
Dining, January 29

A Montreal restaurateur’s self-lacerating style has drawn worldwide attention, perhaps striking a collective chord of humility in the pandemic.

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Indoor Dining Will Reopen in New York City at 25% Capacity
Metro, January 29

Restaurants can seat customers inside starting on Feb. 14, over a month after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo shut down service as virus cases climbed.

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5 Restaurants on Why They’re Hibernating This Winter
Metropolitan, January 29

Whether it’s because of generous landlords, loans or sheer exhaustion, owners are taking a seasonal break.

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Cecilia Chiang Lost Everything in China, and Built It Back in California
Interactive, December 23

She twice escaped war in China, and eventually landed in an America that was hungry for a new kind of Asian cuisine.

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See What Happens When N.Y.C. Streets Are Full of People Instead of Cars
Interactive, December 17

As the pandemic lockdown cleared the roads and as governments instituted popular programs to keep restaurants and small businesses alive, communities have gotten a glimpse at what the city is like when the streets are reimagined. New Yorkers don’t...

Chinatown: Time Travel Through a New York Gem
Interactive, December 2

Wander down Doyers Street and then discover the monuments, parks and restaurants that have shaped the neighborhood for 150 years.

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Hopeful Day in Queens: A Slice of Pizza, Served Indoors
Interactive, September 30

After months of lockdown, restaurant owners in this Queens neighborhood finally had a reason to be optimistic: indoor dining had returned.

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Our Lives Happen in Restaurants
Interactive, June 16

Renowned writers remember some of their funniest, best, strangest and most memorable meals out.

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The Downtown New York Restaurant With a Who’s Who List of Devotees
Interactive, April 13

From the start, Omen was a gathering place for artists, writers, actors and designers — 40 years later, in a vastly different city, it still is.

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How the Virus Transformed the Way Americans Spend Their Money
Interactive, April 11

Airlines and movie theaters are hurting. Grocery stores and streaming services are raking it in.