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Alcoholic drinks now allowed at dine-in restaurants

RESTAURANTS with dine-in operations will now be allowed to serve each customer up to two alcoholic beverages, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

“Eat out to help out” — UK offers diners some tasty...

LONDON — Britain launched a $625 million “Eat out to help out” discount scheme to boost spending at restaurants, cafes and pubs that have been crippled by COVID-19, offering half-priced meals from Monday to Wednesday to get people spending again.

Pandemic spurs new directory services for small restaurants

WHEN the pandemic hit and lockdown restrictions stopped people from going out to dine, restaurants had no choice but to offer delivery and takeout services to survive and that was the kind of ecosystem where services like GrabFood, Food Panda, and Lala Food thrived.

As economy slumps, Philippines lets eateries reopen to recoup job losses

The Philippines is getting back to business after one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns spanning nearly three months, allowing restaurants to reopen this week for dine-in customers in an effort to keep people in work.

Buffets banned when restaurants resume dine-in service

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said restaurants resuming dine-in service may not offer buffets and must put up table partitions and mark floors to ensure proper social distancing.

Podium’s restaurants are ready for business

MOVEMENT restrictions in Metro Manila may be loosening but as the pandemic continues, it will still be quite some time before dining in restaurants will be allowed again because of the threat of infection. But that doesn’t mean cravings can’t be satisfied as many restaurants are offering delivery and pick-up services for their specialties. The Podium Mall in Mandaluyong City has launched its own to-go delivery service for some of its restaurants so customers can still order their favorite dishes.

How restaurants cope: react quickly, sell inventory, take care of your...

EVERYONE has taken a hit during this lockdown. Even the restaurants we once went to to taste something new and to escape from the dreariness of normality have taken some bad blows. In a webinar earlier this month hosted by Bounceback PH, RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale interviewed restaurateurs about how they were coping during the pandemic, and how they plan to serve food in the future.

CNN Global names The Test Kitchen among Best New Restaurants in...

FILIPINO-BRITISH chef Josh Boutwood, who brought his flair for flavors to Manila as the Bistro Group’s Executive Chef since 2012, has also established himself as a culinary maverick with his progressive concepts such as Helm, Savage, and The Test Kitchen serving up a different, more personalized take on tastes and textures.

They said order all you can, so we did

OF COURSE we went to Ogetsu Hime, one of SM Aura’s Japanese restaurants, right when the Department of Health issued a statement discouraging the public from consuming raw food in light of the spread of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Jamie Oliver’s Gatwick Airport restaurants saved, protecting 250 jobs

LONDON — The Gatwick Airport branches of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain were saved on Friday by food outlet operator SSP in a deal that retains all 250 jobs at the last remaining UK trading sites of Oliver’s well-known brand.

Have a French dinner tonight

IT’S NOT too late to make reservations for the biggest French dinner in the world. Today, March 21, 26 chefs from all over the country are joining nearly 5,000 chefs worldwide to offer a French three-course dinner all on the same day for Gout de France.

Michelin awards stars to 76 NYC restaurants

MICHELIN handed out its coveted stars to 76 restaurants in New York City in its 2019 guide on Tuesday, four more than last year, boosting the Big Apple’s reputation as a global destination for its diverse and innovative culinary offerings.

Dining bargains abound on NYC ‘cheap eats’ list

LAST WEEK, Michelin released the 14th edition of its Bib Gourmand list for New York — also known as the acclaimed guide’s “cheap eats” list. The five boroughs scored 129 restaurants, including 27 new spots. That compares with last year’s 127 Bib Gourmands and only 14 new spots, which means a lot of places were taken off the list because they either closed, weren’t worthy, or moved up to Michelin-star status.

A taste of the country’s food service industry

The country’s food service industry has continued to improve over the past years due to the stronger consumers’ purchasing power, influenced by today’s fast-paced...

Eastwood just keeps on growing, and growing up

THE PLACES we love age along with us. Taking a look around Eastwood City, you’ll notice that it has picked up quite a few...

The Windy City is not hanging on to its Michelin star...

CHICAGO CAN start boasting about its 2018 Michelin stars. On Friday, Oct. 20, the venerable guide announced there are 25 Michelin starred establishments in the...

17 global restaurant openings to get excited about

IF THERE’S a prime time for restaurants in the northern hemisphere, it’s autumn. Following a slow summer season, chefs and restaurateurs – not to...