Chicago’s Chinatown restaurants reopen slowly as fear of the coronavirus still lingers

Chinatown in Chicago was hit first and hard by the coronavirus. Not so much by the virus itself, but fear of the unknown. Masks had sold out and Lunar New Year events were already canceled by the time the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the city was announced on Jan. 24. Data now shows confirmed cases have remained relatively low in the Chinatown area compared with ZIP codes with the highest numbers in Chicago.

Business has still dropped dramatically. Most restaurants have tried to stay open — some never stopped serving bubble tea, bao and dumplings for takeout and delivery. The few bars — all karaoke — went dark until recently. Less than half of the restaurants have reopened for indoor dining and hardly any have room for outdoor dining.

As restaurants and bars across the city reopened indoor service four weeks ago, Chinatown has remained cautious. Owners, employees

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I Have An Eating Disorder You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

"I can look at a food and know instantly, by the way my body reacts, whether or not it’s something I will be able to eat without gagging." (Photo: ValentynVolkov via Getty Images)
“I can look at a food and know instantly, by the way my body reacts, whether or not it’s something I will be able to eat without gagging.” (Photo: ValentynVolkov via Getty Images)

I’m a grown woman and I’ve never eaten sushi. I’ve never tasted avocado or grapefruit or chicken wings or pickles or yogurt and, not to rock your world, but I’ve never had a cup of coffee. In fact, the list of foods I’ve never eaten is far, far longer than the list of those I have.

For most of my life, I had no idea why the thought of eating many foods would make me gag. I knew I wasn’t a garden-variety picky eater, but until very recently, I wasn’t aware that there was a name for it.

Now I know better. I have ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder), an eating disorder that used to be called

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I Drank The Rock’s Tequila And Boozy Slushies At The New Taste Of Epcot International Food And Wine Festival

Photo credit: Megan duBois
Photo credit: Megan duBois

From Delish

One of the main reasons I go to Disney, like many of you, is for the food—and the best of it can always be found at Epcot (hello, beautiful pastries in the France pavilion!). Trust me: I’m a theme park journalist.

Fall is usually when the park comes alive with its Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which is a must-do for a lot of people, including me. But this year’s festival got an overhaul, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic—and I reserved my spot the first day it opened to see how the new Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival would play out (and tell you, of course).

The first thing I should note? This is the longest Epcot festival ever. It started July 15 and doesn’t have a specific end date; Disney has only said that it will last

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