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Naughty and Nice: FSN’s annual list cancelled for 2020 as the virus dominates

Opinion

This is usually the time and space where Food Safety News recognizes those who’ve been naughty and those who’ve been nice.

We just cannot in fairness do it this year. 2020 has just been too long and too weird to make such distinctions.

With few exemptions, the Naughty and Nice list at Food Safety News has traditionally been for individual achievements or miscues. During this pandemic year, we’ve all been on courses that we would not have otherwise taken. It’s been a year of Zoom calls, virtual conferences, curbside pickups, online grocery orders, facemasks, and cleaning supplies of every

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California Pub Tries to Keep Calm, Carry on With Virus Rules | Business News

By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — By most measures of what keeps a pub afloat, the coronavirus pandemic should already have Ye Olde King’s Head on its last kegs.

The British restaurant and bar in seaside Southern California has been battered the past nine months. It was in the process of adapting to new restrictions that took effect Friday that would further crimp its recovery even as the prospect of a stay-home order loomed that could cripple the business.

“It’s not worth thinking about,” said operations manager Lisa Powers, who has guided the 46-year-old institution through

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Saved by suburbs: Food trucks hit by virus find new foodies

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — On a warm summer night, two food trucks pulled onto a tree-lined street in a hilltop neighborhood outside Seattle. The smell of grilled meat filled the air, and neighbors slurped on boba tea drinks. Toddlers, teens, their parents and dogs sat in the grass, chatting behind masks, laughing and mimicking imaginary hugs to stay socially distant while they waited for their food orders.

Long seen as an urban treasure, food trucks are now being saved by the suburbs during the coronavirus pandemic. No longer able to depend on bustling city centers, these small businesses on wheels are

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