Across the US, restaurant critics, writers and local food lovers have been pulling together extensive lists of black-owned restaurants and businesses in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
From online spreadsheets to Google documents, whether statewide or citywide, directories of the names and addresses of African-American-owned food businesses are being published on social media accounts, blogs and websites.
Statewide restaurant apps, like EatOkra are letting users find black-owned businesses in cities around the country, including 2600 restaurants and now food trucks and delivery options.
Meanwhile, citywide directories are available in New York through Black Owned Brooklyn, by Cynthia Gordy Giwa and Tayo Giwa, which highlights restaurants, bars, shops and other black-owned businesses to support in Brooklyn.
More recently, New Yorker food critic Hannah Goldfield compiled a rolling spreadsheet of nearly 200 black-owned eateries, which includes additional info on services such as takeout, delivery or pickup.
In Chicago, Black Chicago Eats, offers an online directory of black-owned restaurants in the city, plus restaurant features and interviews with black chefs. The blog Seasoned and Blessed, has also put together a searchable map of Chicago black and brown-owned restaurants open during the coronavirus crisis.
Over on the west coast in San Francisco, Soleil Ho and the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB) has created a database of more than 200 black owned Bay Area eateries.
And down in Los Angeles, Kat Hong has put together a Google spreadsheet with contributions from readers, listing over 200 black-owned eateries across Los Angeles city, from ice cream shops to barbecue joints.
When it comes to food delivery, Uber Technologies Inc has recently launched a new feature on its food delivery app Uber Eatsallowing customers in the United States and Canada to order from restaurants owned by black people, and pay no delivery fees for those orders through 2020.
Black and Mobile is also another delivery platform operating in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Detroit, connecting consumers with Black-owned restaurants.
A general relief fund has also been organised by Black People Eat.
From fish and locally grown vegetables, to restaurants and fishing trips, here are the food and drink experiences to try in the picturesque coastal Venetian town, known as 'Little Venice', picked by The New York Times as the top travel destination for 2022.
As the staffing crisis continues to hit restaurants, a number of chef-led initiatives are aiming to address some of the problems that may have caused it. Here's a round-up of some of the schemes set up to make a difference.
As England gets ready to reopen its restaurants on 12 April for outdoor dining after the lockdowns, restaurateurs and bar owners respond to the new legislation with some exciting pop-ups and creative al fresco dining solutions. Find out more.
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Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, owners of Chicago's three-Michelin-starred Alinea restaurant, are launching a new live Friday night cook-along, making 'great family meals from scratch'. Find out more.
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Let New Year's Eve into your home with a delicious delivery kit from one of your favourite restaurants. Here's our pick of some of the best delivery kits available in the US, London, Paris and Milan, to start the new year as you mean to go on.
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Ten New York City restaurants will be swapping delicious signature dishes with eight Los Angeles restaurants for one month, beginning October 15. Find out more about this East coast, West coast culinary adventure.
The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted everything, not least gastro-tourism, leading to empty tables in restaurants great and small. But now chefs are turning to local customers to get their businesses back on track post-lockdwn.
Megan and Colby Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City used a grant from the James Beard Foundation's Restaurant Relief Fund to pay for staff healthcare insurance when their restaurants were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In Fine Dining Lovers’ Turning The Tables, a series of talks by restaurant industry leaders, Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy speaks about how the coronavirus crisis heighted issues in the industry and how it needs to change.
As the coronavirus lockdown continues to hit the food and restaurant industries hard, The Kitchen Farming Project is Blue Hill chef Dan Barber's latest initiative to keep the farm-to-table movement alive and kicking.
The organisation behind the prestigious restaurant list has today launched a three-pronged approach to support, inform and connect the restaurant industry around the globe in the coming months, including offering financial relief.
Always wanted to eat at Noma but never managed to snag a table? With Noma's new prepayment vouchers you can secure a table for season ahead before reservations open to the general public. Find out how.
Italian chefs and pizza makers launch a campaign to keep cooking alive in the city of Milan sharing video recipes online as their restaurants and pizzerias are forced to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.