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The Daily Prep List: 03.15.21


Restaurant Revitalization Fund ‘Amazing Step,’ But Work Remains

QSR Magazine 3/12

The industry is set to get a $28.6 billion boost. Here’s what to know.

Opinion: Federalized Assembly Bill 5 must be defeated

The Orange County Register 3/12

Most troubling, though, are provisions establishing a multifactor test, similar to the “ABC” test codified into California law by Assembly Bill 5, which will significantly restrict the ability of workers to work as independent contractors.

Food Industry Policy

Some counties allow breweries, wineries to reopen outdoors

FOX40 Sacramento 3/14 

With the vaccine rollout, more restrictions begin to lift, allowing more businesses to reopen.  This week, breweries, wineries and distilleries that don’t serve food can open outdoors if they are in purple and red tier counties. 

Restaurant Pivots Business Model During Pandemic (VIDEO)

NBC Los Angeles 3/13

The entrance to “Made in Havana” off Cahuenga and Hollywood Boulevard brings old Havana to old Hollywood, an alleyway into what’s been called a “ghost kitchen” offering food available only for pick-up and delivery.

On the Side

Ready to eat inside a restaurant again?

Los Angeles Times 3/13

It’s been more than eight months — July 1, 2020, to be exact — since restaurant dining rooms in Los Angeles County have been open to customers. But yesterday afternoon, county officials gave the green light for restaurants, starting Monday, to serve indoors at 25% capacity, which is in line with the “red tier” level of opening that L.A. County and 13 other counties meet, as prescribed by the California Department of Public Health.

Grab a bite at these exciting new restaurants in San Francisco and beyond


Despite the dirge of restaurants closing during the pandemic, plenty of new restaurants are opening and keeping the scene fresh this spring. With this latest batch of restaurants, expect some new takes on classic cuisines, the return of local favorites and the expansion of some beloved restaurants into new territory.

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