How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Responding

These are unprecedented times. It seems like the whole world has been brought to its knees, from the rapid and destructive spread of COVID-19 to the protests in response to police brutality and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The food industry isn’t exempt. So as things develop, we’ve asked people working in the food industry coast to coast to share what they’re seeing in their communities, how they’ve been affected, and how they’re responding.

Tuesday, August 25

“Every day we’re trying to figure out what is happening in the world and how we can pivot. I’m so tired of using the word pivot.”

Lindsey Ofcacek, The LEE Initiative, Louisville: We’re a really small nonprofit. Our vision has always been to identify issues in the restaurant industry and find a quick solution. That was very different six months ago. I’m used to working on

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Tasty Gourmet Chinese Food On Joliet’s Cass Street

JOLIET, IL — Last month when I wrote about the reopening of Super China Buffet on Joliet’s West Jefferson Street, I learned something I didn’t know. Turns out, the same family that owns Super China Buffet also operates Tony’s Wok, on Joliet’s east side, at 550 E. Cass St.

I had driven past Tony’s Wok numerous times over the years and thought about stopping, but never did. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, I pulled into the parking lot and walked inside. The first thing you will notice about Tony’s Wok is that this restaurant takes the new coronavirus very seriously. The entire dining room section is blocked off and off-limits to customers during the pandemic.

For now, you can only order carryout when you visit Tony’s Wok.

Secondly, Tony’s Wok has installed a large plastic screen to keep customers separate from having close contact with the restaurant staff. That’s another big

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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

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