• Restaurants Can Use Sidewalks, Parking Spaces for Outdoor Dining As Part of LA Alfresco Initiative
    by Farley Elliott on May 30, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Sidewalk dining | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Restaurants can apply to take part in the new LA Alfresco initiative as soon as they reopen, says Mayor Garcetti At his evening press conference tonight, Los Angles mayor Eric Garcetti announced LA Alfresco, a broad new dining initiative that will allow restaurants to immediately turn public spaces like sidewalks and parking lots into outdoor dining areas. The program is subject to approval first — meaning owners shouldn’t […]

  • Little Saigon’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene Comes Back to Business After Pandemic Shutdowns
    by Euno Lee on May 29, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Hu tieu noodle dish at Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan in Westerminster | Euno Lee Warm bowls of pho, sizzling fish platters, and mandatory temperature checks in one of America’s largest Vietnamese communities Orange County announced the reopening of Phase 2 businesses on May 23, which allowed retail stores and malls to reopen in limited capacity, as well as restaurant dining rooms, after they were ordered to close in mid-March to slow the spread of COVID-19. The county’s Little Saigon, a hub […]

  • Los Angeles County Restaurants Can Open Tonight
    by Farley Elliott on May 29, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Kitchen at M.Georgina in Downtown LA in early March, before the state-mandated shut downs of restaurant dining rooms | Wonho Frank Lee The surprise reopening comes even though the county delayed in releasing detailed safety guidelines County officials today laid out a few more specifics for the broad reopening of restaurant dining rooms in Los Angeles, saying in a press conference that businesses who meet health and safety protocols can open immediately. However, the full slate of approved […]

  • Here’s What it Was Like to Actually Dine Inside a Restaurant Again
    by Matthew Kang on May 29, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Servers at Selanne Steak Tavern place dishes at table in Laguna Beach, California on the restaurant’s first night of reopenings its dining room | Wonho Frank Lee With masked servers and a fraction of its tables occupied, Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach was one of the first restaurants in Orange County to reopen its dining room Last week, in the middle of Memorial Day weekend, Orange County restaurants received the go-ahead to immediately reopen dining rooms, roughly two and a […]

  • Governor Newsom Confirms: LA Restaurants Can Reopen Their Dining Rooms
    by Farley Elliott on May 29, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Daikokuya, while open for delivery and takeout only | Wonho Frank Lee Newsom will deliver more details at a noon press conference California Gov. Gavin Newsom has officially paved the way for restaurants to fully reopen in Los Angeles County, announcing today that his office has approved a request by LA County officials to reopen dining rooms. The announcement, first reported by Eater yesterday evening, comes more than two-and-a-half months after restaurants were ordered to close their […]