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The Restaurant Industry Is Demanding Federal Stimulus Bucks
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 18, 2020
The restaurant industry is calling for a bailout—and urging those that love food and the people that serve and prepare it to appeal to their representatives. On Twitter on Tuesday, chef and activist Tom Colicchio urged followers to pick up the...

How one L.A. restaurant is facing the coronavirus pandemic
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 18, 2020
At 10:08 on Monday morning, Caitlin and Daniel Cutler pulled their Jeep Cherokee into the parking lot of Ronan, their Melrose Avenue Italian restaurant. Their 7-month-old daughter McKenna sat smiling in a car seat in the back. On any other Monday,...

Coronavirus affects resources for restaurants, food workers
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 17, 2020
Restaurant operators and food service workers are reeling from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the closure of dine-in service at thousands of restaurants, bars and other venues across the country. We’ve put together a...

California wineries reel after closing tasting rooms due to coronavirus
Daniel Miller, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 17, 2020
For the last six years, Jamie Slone and his wife Kym have run a boutique Santa Barbara winery that sells about 1,200 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and other varieties each year. The operation, called Jamie Slone Wines, relies heavily on...

A food critic and a restaurant face the pandemic over pastries
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 17, 2020
On Monday morning République, the all-day restaurant in Hancock Park, announced on Instagram it would be open to serve pastries and coffee from its takeout window. Later in the week its survival strategy would come to include pastas and rotisserie...

Mel’s Drive-In Is Reviving Its Carhop Service in the Face of COVID-19
Chris Nichols • Los Angeles Magazine • March 17, 2020
Los Angeles was one of the first cities to embrace the idea of eating inside of your car. Drive-in restaurants thrived here from the 1920s to the 1950s and employed young, uniformed servers to rush food from the kitchen directly to your car...

These Local Restaurants Are Taking Delivery and Take-Out Orders So We Can Self-Isolate Deliciously
Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • March 17, 2020
It is entirely possible to eat well in the era of social distancing. Mayor Garcetti’s recent order (also: common decency) dictates no going out to dine at restaurants or drink at bars–but it still allows those places to continue to offer food...

Where to get delivery, takeout or curbside dropoff
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 17, 2020
In light of recent events, we’ve decided to put “The Bucket List” on hiatus. We’ll continue to eat as much fried chicken as we can, via delivery, takeout and curbside drop-off. Until we meet up for wings again, we hope everyone stays calm, healthy...

Coronavirus in L.A.: Bars close, restaurants go take-out only
Suhauna Hussain, Andrea Chang, Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 16, 2020
In an aggressive bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered bars to close and forced restaurants to halt dine-in service. Food and nightlife proprietors fear some establishments might not reopen. The restrictions,...

Garcetti urges L.A. not to panic-buy, hoard supplies amid coronavirus
Ruben Vives, Alex Wigglesworth, Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 15, 2020
Faced with long lines, panicked shoppers and empty shelves, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday urged people not to hoard supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak and said bars in the city should close until further notice. In an interview on...