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Houston Bars Ordered to Close; Restaurants To Offer To-Go or Delivery Only

Posted: March 16, 2020 at 5:28 pm   /   Breaking News, News

At a press conference just after 5 p.m. this evening, Judge Lina Hidalgo ordered all Houston bars to close, as well as restaurant dining rooms. The move is intended to limit places where people can congregate and, therefore, community spread of the COVID-19 virus. The rule goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March […]

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To Dine or Not to Dine? What to Consider Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Posted: March 14, 2020 at 1:51 am   /   News

On March 12, there started to be concrete reasons to be concerned about a widespread COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties. That day, three cases were reported that increased chances of the virus being transmitted through community spread (i.e., cases not tied to people who’ve been in a country dealing with […]

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H-E-B Grocery Stores in Houston Shortening Hours to Allow For Restocking ā€” Updated

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm   /   Breaking News, Featured, News

According to a press release, starting on Saturday, March 14, all H-E-B stores (including other company-held businesses Joe Vā€™s Smart Shop, Mi Tienda and Central Market) are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because shoppers have been buying up aisles’ worth of products over the past week or so, the reduced hours are needed […]

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Houston Restaurants Step Up For Customer Safety

Posted: March 12, 2020 at 2:47 pm   /   Houston Restaurants to Know, News

3/13/20, 1:36 p.m.: Updated with new additions. With the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus ā€” specifically, COVID-19 ā€” it’s tough working in any public-facing business, including restaurants. Some people are fearful, and restaurant owners know it. Fortunately, some are focusing on employee education and communication practices to ensure that customers feel secure and comfortable dining in their […]

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James Beard Awards Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Posted: March 12, 2020 at 12:57 pm   /   News

As has been the case with other large gatherings, the James Beard Foundation is postponing its annual award ceremonies. This includes not only the Chef & Restaurant Awards originally scheduled for May 4 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, but also the Leadership Awards on May 3 (also in Chicago) and the Media Awards on […]

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