Streets are barren. Bars are largely devoid of patrons. And you’ll have no problem getting a reservation at that fancy restaurant ― unless, that is, it’s closed entirely.
Welcome to the new normal in the time of the .
Brennan’s in New Orleans remains open, Ralph Brennan and Terry White, co-proprietors of theRalph Brennan Restaurant Group, said in a statement that promised increased cleaning and readily available hand sanitiser.
Chef David Guas, owner and operator of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery in Arlington, Virginia, will reduce hours and provide curbside takeout service.
Guas is also thinking about how the virus outbreak is affecting life beyond his business and is partnering with the nonprofit Real Food for Kids to serve free lunches to local children affected by the shutdown of schools.
It’s a mighty and magnanimous gesture. And it’s a reminder that getting through this trying time requires hard work and the generosity of others. Whether it’s donating to programmes like Real Food for Kids or supporting a local restaurant by grabbing some takeout, we can all do our part.