Since the pandemic caused sudden shutdowns in mid-March, restaurants have been caught in a whirlwind of sweeping change and dire circumstances.
To survive, most restaurants — including upscale places like Cypress, Sage and Mimi’s Table — shifted immediately from nearly zero takeout business to 100 percent.
“It’s shown us we’re able to adjust on the fly,” said David Gwynn, chef/co-owner with wife Elizabeth of Cypress Restaurant, Grove Market Cafe and Vertigo Burgers and Fries.
How much adjusting awaits? Now that the state is reopening, the big question is: What will dining look like in the future?
Here’s a story I wrote for the Tallahassee Democrat’s “Reopening America” series. More food content to come. tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/05/28/tallahassee-restaurants-reopening-adjust-fly-expand-patio-dining/5245795002/
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