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A Good Choice for Diners Who Don’t Need Choices
Dining, Yesterday

At Fradei in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the menu doesn’t appear until it’s no longer being served.

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Cooking From the Northeast, by Way of Paris
Slideshow, Yesterday

Two young American cooks in France were forced home by the pandemic. At Fradei in Brooklyn, they cook with ingredients from the Northeast.

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A $100 Million Bet on Cross-Country Restaurant Delivery
Business, Yesterday

Goldbelly, an e-commerce platform for restaurant food, boomed during the pandemic. Will the trend stick?

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In the Virgin Islands, Fungi Tells a Story
Dining, May 14

Once a staple on dinner tables, the cornmeal-based dish is becoming harder to find on restaurant menus. These chefs are working to preserve it.

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Forget Backstage Passes or V.I.P. Bracelets. Vaccination Cards Are the New Ticket.
Science, May 14

Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.

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When Sources Stand Together: Reporting on the Willows Inn
Summary, May 13

A Times food journalist who revealed accusations of misconduct at the restaurant in Washington State discusses how employees came to tell their story.

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Ai Fiori Expands With Its Sky Terrace
Dining, May 11

An airy restaurant in the Rockaway Hotel, a brick-and-mortar location for King David Tacos, and more restaurant news.

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At Dhamaka, Chintan Pandya Shows He’s Not Fooling Around
Dining, May 10

Building on Adda’s forceful home-style menu, the chef goes deeper into uncompromising Indian cooking.

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In Search of Indian Cuisine
Slideshow, May 10

At Dhamaka, the chef Chintan Pandya tries to unearth dishes rarely found in New York restaurants.

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Roman Treats Worth the Trip
Dining, May 10

At Via Vai in Astoria, Queens, sweet pastries like maritozzo and savory rustic pies are now available to go.

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Chipotle, looking to attract workers, will raise its average wage to $15 an hour.
Business, May 10

The restaurant chain is the latest business to raise wages or offer incentives as it struggles to staff its restaurants.

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One Restaurant’s New Digital Life
Business, May 6

The pandemic forced small businesses to adopt new digital habits, and many are now here to stay.

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Michelin Announces Stars for New York Restaurants
Dining, May 6

The French producer of guides announced the awards, with a few additions and no subtractions.

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Restaurants and Bars Rush to Apply for New Federal Aid Program
Washington, May 5

The industry’s return will serve as a major test of President Biden’s goal of bringing the country back to some version of normal by this summer.

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Biden Calls Restaurants a ‘Gateway to Opportunity’
Video, May 5

President Biden said on Wednesday that in the first two days of applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of the coronavirus relief bill passed in March, 186,200 businesses had applied.

More than 180,000 businesses applied to a new federal aid program in two days.
Washington, May 5

Congress created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund as part of the $1.9 trillion relief bill passed in March. Business owners hit hard by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to $10 million.

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Rosemary’s Takes Its Italian Specialties to Stuyvesant Town
Dining, May 4

Bâtard reopens; an all-star roster comes to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment tower; and more restaurant news.

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Sushi That Swims Against the Tide of Tradition
Dining, May 4

Rosella, in the East Village, comes up with one remarkable dish after another while promising that its fish were responsibly farmed or caught.

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New York Is Reopening Sooner Rather Than Later
Metro, May 4

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set May 19 as the date for allowing shops, theaters, restaurants and museums to operate at nearly full capacity.

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New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety
Metro, May 3

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service.

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Canlis Hires Its First Female Executive Chef
Dining, May 3

Aisha Ibrahim will lead the kitchen of the celebrated 70-year-old restaurant in Seattle.

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Manhattan’s Food Gems Sparkle in This Book
Dining, May 3

“Marvelous Manhattan,” from The New York Times contributor Reggie Nadelson, profiles a century of restaurants, bars and shops.

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Pandemic Relief Fund for Restaurants Is Open, but Cash Will Go Fast
Business, May 3

The Small Business Administration program is offering $28.6 billion in grants to food businesses including bars and caterers.

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A fund offering restaurants grants of up to $10 million opens today.
Business, May 3

The Small Business Administration program is offering $28.6 billion in grants to venues hit by the pandemic, a fund that is expected to be depleted fast.

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The New Menu at Eleven Madison Park Will Be Meatless
Express, May 3

The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.

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‘We’re Suffering’: How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan’s Storefronts
Business, May 2

Landlords cut small retailers a break on rent during the pandemic, but stores are still struggling because too few office workers and tourists have returned.

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Indoor dining in New York City will expand to 75 percent capacity next week, the governor says.
Foreign, April 30

The moves comes a day after the city’s mayor said he wanted the city to fully reopen on July 1, a vision that still faces several obstacles.

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Tomas Estes, Who Put Tequila on a Pedestal, Dies at 75
Obits, April 30

Starting with a popular Mexican restaurant in Amsterdam, he helped place the drink on the same shelf as fine cognac and single-malt Scotch.

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What is Australian Food? A New Cookbook Provides Some Answers.
Foreign, April 30

An ambitious new book from Phaidon chronicles three periods of Australian cuisine, from the ancient past to the Anglo era after colonization to the multicultural present.

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One Dead as Car Hits Motorbike and Outdoor Dining Structure in Queens
Express, April 29

The police identified Xing Long Lin, 37, as the victim who died. A woman was also injured at the restaurant, on a block in Astoria known for outdoor dining.

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Food Is Not a Prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It’s a Platform.
Dining, April 29

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

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Let There Be Lunch!
Styles, April 29

For me, even the sad desk salad may now be a happy one.

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New York will end its curfew on bars and restaurants next month.
Metro, April 28

The curfew, which currently requires establishments to stop serving customers at midnight, will end statewide on May 17 for outdoor dining areas and May 31 for indoor dining.

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The Island Is Idyllic. As a Workplace, It’s Toxic.
Dining, April 27

Globe-trotting diners flock to the Willows Inn’s serene Northwest setting. But former employees say faked ingredients, sexual harassment and an abusive kitchen are the real story.

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Veranda, From George Mendes of Aldea, Opens in SoHo
Dining, April 27

Reservations open for Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon, Manresa at Intersect by Lexus, and more restaurant news.

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Pleasures and Prescriptions of the West African Diet, at Nneji
Dining, April 27

At a takeout shop in Queens, egusi and red stew come with a message about nourishment.

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In Astoria, West African Food and Groceries to Go
Slideshow, April 27

The cooking at Nneji is largely drawn from Nigeria, but many of the dishes are shared by other countries.

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With U.K. cases low, Scotland and Wales reopen restaurants and stores.
Foreign, April 26

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Erin French Dishes About Writing, Survival and Takeout
Book Review, April 22

The chef, author and Magnolia Network star is making it through the pandemic just like the rest of us: one meal at a time.

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Iris, From John Fraser, Opens in Midtown Manhattan
Dining, April 20

An Eataly restaurant teams up with Color Factory, mostly vegan selections from Baja California, and more restaurant news.

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Jewel Box Dining Comes to Barclays Center
Dining, April 20

Crown Club, from Major Food Group, will cater to V.I.P.s at the arena, namely Nets fans with courtside seats.

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17 Restaurants Where New Yorkers Can Make Up for Lost Time
Dining, April 20

Spring blossoms and vaccinations are bringing the city out of hibernation. Pete Wells shares his favorite places that opened while many of us were staying home.

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Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers
Business, April 20

Being “online” in the pandemic, many chefs learned, meant much more than having an Instagram account.

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U.S. Readies Small-Business Grants as P.P.P. Nears End
Business, April 19

New programs for restaurants and live-event businesses will soon start taking applications as the Paycheck Protection Program winds down.

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A Year Without Travel
Interactive, March 7

The pandemic closed borders, halted air travel and emptied destinations of tourists. As its first anniversary nears, we look at how six places dependent on the industry have adapted to the disruption.

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Jing Fong Workers Protest Restaurant Closing
Interactive, March 2

After Chinatown's biggest restaurant announced it would be closing indoor dining, workers and supporters protested the move.

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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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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.