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In March, Christopher Dybash, a food and beverage manager at the Apparatus Room in downtown Detroit, was abruptly laid off from his job. Dybash had worked at the restaurant inside the tony, boutique Detroit Foundation Hotel since 2018, just down the street from TCF Center. “I’ve been somebody who’s consistently worked my entire life, so […]
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Photo: Helen H. Richardson (Getty Images) As Geoffrey Chaucer once wrote—sort of—when the weather gets warm, folks long to go on pilgrimages to bars where they can drink beer outside. In Chicago, where wintry weather regularly continues far into what’s considered spring, that urge has become particularly strong, especially since the city’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order […]
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The James Beard Foundation Awards are among the highest honors in the American food world. The awards honor chefs, restaurants, cookbooks, food writers, and more. The semifinalists for the restaurant and chef categories (aka the “long list”) were announced on February 26, 2020. In light of growing concerns around the spread of the novel coronavirus, […]
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Dive Brief: Bondholders at Borden Dairy and Dean Foods proposed the idea of merging the two bankrupt dairy companies in court papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston​ last week.  The bankruptcy court already approved most of Dean Foods’ assets to be sold to Dairy Farmers of America for $433 million. “In the event […]
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Photo: Britany George (Getty Images) Frites are as important to Belgium as McNuggets are to America. After all, the Belgians reportedly invented “French” fries over 200 years ago—a story that is chronicled in the country’s official Frietmuseum. Belgium ranks 17th in global potato production; 2018 was a banner year for the industry, with a record […]
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In Hong Kong, where the restaurant scene is revving up after a period of dormancy, diners must pass temperature checks, provide contact info, and sit no more than four to a table. In Georgia, Waffle House locations have closed off booths and will move their lines outside. In Dallas, diners are packing outdoor patios. As […]
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Dive Brief: Hershey is looking to divest its Krave jerky brand along with its artisan chocolates Scharffen Berger and Dagoba lines, Hershey CEO Michele Buck told analysts during the company’s first-quarter earnings call. Buck said a sale would allow the manufacturer of confections and snacks to more effectively prioritize its spending toward salty snacks and […]
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A Little Free Food Pantry outside Washington, DCPhoto: The Washington Post (Getty Images) Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today. My neighborhood is full of Little Free Libraries, […]
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While food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep up with demand as consumers stock their pantries, many now must also contend with coronavirus outbreaks in their factories. The reactions are varied. Some are shutting down plants indefinitely until all workers can be tested. Others have reduced production capacity. Several have temporarily closed to deep clean […]
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This is Eater Voices, where chefs, restaurateurs, writers, and industry insiders share their perspectives about the food world, tackling a range of topics through the lens of personal experience. First-time writer? Don’t worry, we’ll pair you with an editor to make sure your piece hits the mark. If you want to write an Eater Voices […]
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FeaturesFeaturesStories from The Takeout about food, drink, and how we live. Even though I’m assured it’s not a cold day by Lapland standards, I shiver as I investigate the tiny patch of red berries under the “cocooning hammock” where I’ve just grabbed a catnap. They’re lingonberries, and while I’ve previously only thought of these Nordic […]
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Dive Brief: With 60% of the world’s cocoa production coming from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the cocoa industry is bracing for future disruption as a result of the pandemic reaching these West African countries, according to Ingredients Network. In previous times of global uncertainty, chocolate has benefitted from its positioning as an affordable luxury. However, […]