New Restaurants Have Continued to Open During the Pandemic—Some with Surprising Success

From coffee shops to delivery-only concepts, new L.A. outposts are making it work during the COVID-19 outbreak
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 19, 2020
The build-out was complete. Staff had been hired and trained. The kitchen was stocked. The opening party was on the calendar. Everything was in place for Go Get Em Tiger to debut its Culver City café in late March—until Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
Restaurants In This Story
Go Get Em Tiger
Interstellar
Skinny Fish
Krispy Rice
The full article can be read on the Los Angeles Magazine website.

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