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Food News: February 2020 | Where Y’at

Ho, ho, hot and sour soup? … The Lower Garden District is booming with the recent opening of Blue Giant (@bluegiantnola), an American-Chinese restaurant by Bill Jones and Richard Horner, former cooks at the ever-popular Warehouse District spot Cochon Restaurant. The duo wholly acknowledges that their food-not unlike that of Red’s Chinese in the Bywater-is a far cry from traditional Chinese cuisine, and rather an “homage to the Chinese-American food of our youth,” growing up in South Louisiana. Located on the corner of Magazine and Thalia, Blue Giant offers a menu featuring dishes like pan-fried shrimp and pork dumplings, duck

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Food News – March 2020

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It’s all new, that’s why it’s called news. But this is the important stuff. No budget committees or drama. This news is nourishing. Enjoy your monthly food news round-up. Go forth and keep that belly happy:

 

• Spring doesn’t just happen here in foodie paradise – it erupts. As the ice melts and the mud flows, restaurants and breweries break out the patio furniture and unleash the umbrellas. Let’s see what’s on the menu for your calendars.

• Taste of Pearl on April 19 takes pass holders on a journey through Boulder’s food scene, galleries

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Estimated 25 million to see boost in federal food benefits

About 25 million Americans will be eligible for more money in food assistance under new guidelines from the Biden administration

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Food distribution lines getting shorter

Good news on Good Friday: Food distribution lines getting shorter



PANDEMIC BEGAN AND MORE THAN 10,000 LOVELAND HAVE LOST HER LIVES. CARVER HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERING WITH SECOND HARVEST FOR A FOOD DISTRIBUTION DRIVE GOING INTO THE EASTER HOLIDAY. AND AS HEATH ALLEN SHOWS US, THERE’S GOOD NEWS ON THIS GOOD FRIDAY, THE LINES ARE GETTING SHORTER. >> WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR THEM. >> FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, THE LINES FOR FOOD WERE MUCH SHORTER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN

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Food deserts were a problem. The coronavirus has made them worse

But even before the pandemic, millions of people in the United States were struggling with access to groceries — and the problem has gotten even worse for them.

In 2015, an estimated 39 million people, or 12.8% of the US population, lived in “low income and low access areas,” according to the USDA’s most recent data.

The areas are defined as those where a “significant” portion of the population lives more than a mile from the nearest supermarket or grocery store in urban areas, or 10 miles away in rural areas. The poverty rate is either 20% or greater, … Read More