Not quite ready to dine out? Here’s where to order takeout like a local in Miami

Miami is ready to dine out.

I am not there yet. Since the pandemic shut down restaurants the first time on March 16, I have eaten at exactly one restaurant, the Chinese-Trinidadian-Indian Balloo. And that was before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified restaurants as a particularly tricky place to gather without the threat of spreading the coronavirus.

This does not mean I have not eaten food from restaurants.

Miami-Dade continues to conjure exciting new food in particularly novel ways as restaurants pivot to menus that lend themselves to takeout and delivery.

These restaurants, markets and wine shops have been a lifeline for me in a time when working from home and living at work are sometimes indistinguishable. Now, this is certainly not my list of How to Eat Like a Local in Miami, culled from covering food for the Miami Herald for more than four

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27 Delicious Lunch Ideas for Days When You Just Can’t Eat Another Boring Sandwich

Face it. You can only have kale Caesar salad and a turkey sandwich for lunch so many times before you’re completely and utterly sick of the not-so-exciting midday meal. We can help: Here are 27 delicious lunch ideas to lean on when you’re totally bored of the usual.

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This combo of protein, veggies and your favorite jarred sauce will last you almost the entire work week.

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Sometimes you just need to let your inner child be in charge of the lunch menu.

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The recipe you didn’t know you needed to shake your chicken rut. Thanks, tangy yogurt sauce.

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You can find fresh rice cakes or XO sauce at Chinese or Korean grocery stores, right by the tofu or fresh noodles. Finish it with steamed broccoli or bok choy.

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China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

HONG KONG (AP) — China has become a battleground for plant-based meat companies looking to tap into the world’s largest market for meat-consumption.

American plant-based meat company Impossible Foods Inc. said Thursday it is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the China market, while rivals such as Beyond Meat have pushed forward with plans to set up production in China despite edgy relations between Beijing and Washington.

Those are just two of the companies with sights set on the 1.4 billion Chinese consumers they hope may join their Western counterparts in seeking alternatives to meat beyond traditional mock meat offerings that already span the spectrum from faux crab to duck breast and steak.

Impossible Foods needs extra regulatory approvals because its plant-based meat products include genetically modified substances including heme, a molecule that imparts a meaty flavor, as well as soy protein

“We’re going through a regulatory process and it takes

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Beyond Meat signs deal to open production facility near Shanghai

(Reuters) – Beyond Meat Inc <BYND.O> said on Tuesday it had signed a deal to open a production facility near the business hub of Shanghai, as the plant-based meat products maker ramps up its focus on the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Beyond Meat (Jiaxing) Food, a unit of the company, signed a pact with Jiaxing Economic and Technological Development Zone to design and develop manufacturing facilities in the region, it said.

Trial production is expected to begin within months and reach full output in early 2021, the company said, as it looks to expand into Asia, where alternative meat products are yet to experience the popularity boom seen in the United States and parts of Europe.

“Beyond Meat Inc will be the first multinational company focused solely on plant-based meat production to bring its own major production facility into China,” the company said in its statement.

The move comes

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