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England Set for a Spring of Al Fresco Pop-Ups
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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Catch Me Outside App Lists UK Outdoor Venues
Catch Me Outside is an app for listing outdoor venues in the UK ahead of the country's scheduled reopening of bars and restaurants on 12 April.
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Eleven Madison Park Launches Food Truck to Feed New Yorkers in Need
Daniel Humm continues his community work in partnership with Rethink Food, distributing community meals-on-wheels to those who need them most.
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Ana Roš Launches New Hiša Franko Recipe Booklet
The two-Michelin-starred Slovenian chef has released a new downloadable cookbook collating over 50 of her staff's recipes written during lockdown: 'A Scrapbook of Faces, Cultures, Memories.'
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Noma to Honour Pandemic Heroes. Nominate Yours.
Rene Redzepi and his team at Noma want to honour pandemic heroes with a meal at the Copenhagen restaurant. Find out how to nominate your pandemic hero.
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A Look at France's First Experimental 'Covid Free' Restaurant
UV tunnels, rapid testing and individual work stations in the kitchen are just a few of the precautionary measures being tested at Michelin-starred La Maison des Têtes in Alsace. Take a look inside.
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'Franceschetta58 At Home' Online Shop Launches
Bottura's Modena bistro has launched an online food shop and delivery service in Italy, featuring dishes from the restaurant as well as produce from like-minded producers and restaurants in the Emilia Romagna region.
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Is Packaging the New Plating? 
The pandemic has taken takeout and delivery to a whole new level, and while concepts like the 'makeaway' continue to rise, so does the art of meal packaging for restaurant brands across the world. In the UK, Fine Dining Lovers spoke to some top restaurants at the forefront of the trend.
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LA’s Best High-End Delivery
The pandemic has caused all kinds of disruption for the hospitality industry, but some of the top restaurants in Los Angeles are rising to the challenge with their high-end delivery offerings. Here's a round-up of the best.
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Tock Named Among Most Innovative Companies 2021
The restaurant reservation platform that empowered independent restaurants to sell takeout has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies 2021.