Serve Better: US Foods and Caring for Friends Helping Idled Restaurant Workers with Food Donations
Causes / COVID-19

Serve Better: US Foods and Caring for Friends Helping Idled Restaurant Workers with Food Donations

In support of the Philadelphia restaurant working community, US Foods and Caring for Friends are supplying 10,000 prepared meals along with 1000 boxes of shelf-stable groceries for idled restaurant workers at this challenging time. You may recall the Serve Better relief efforts early on in the pandemic, but this time they are increasing the number … Continue reading

Bassett’s Ice Cream Walk-Up Window
COVID-19 / Ice Cream

Bassett’s Ice Cream Walk-Up Window

As you know, 2020 has been extremely tough on the food industry. However, you don’t get to be America’s Oldest Ice Cream Company without persevering through challenging times. Bassett’s Ice Cream will be celebrating its 160th Anniversary next year! Knowing that some customers still don’t feel comfortable going inside, Bassett’s built a Pick-up Window on … Continue reading

Rosati Ice Launches Fundraiser for Employees and Veterans
COVID-19 / Fundraisers / Water Ice

Rosati Ice Launches Fundraiser for Employees and Veterans

Rosati Ice owner Rich Trotter asks for the public’s help to get through unprecedented times and give back to veterans. The 108-year-old Clifton Heights, PA-based company recently launched a GoFundMe seeking to raise $300,000, supporting furloughed Rosati Ice employees and providing free Italian ice to veterans and their caregivers. The company depends on its wholesale … Continue reading

8 Critical Checkpoints for Restaurants Reopening  During the Coronavirus Pandemic
COVID-19

8 Critical Checkpoints for Restaurants Reopening During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This article was submitted by Dr. Larry Caplin, CEO of Bucks County-based DOCS.health. I felt it raised intriguing points as restaurants begin to allow outside dining and, eventually, inside dining during the coronavirus pandemic. As restaurants open up across the country, patrons should be paying close attention to the way restaurants are handling their staff … Continue reading

Girls Nite In Online to Honor Women Chefs of Philadelphia
Chefs / Cooking Demonstrations / COVID-19

Girls Nite In Online to Honor Women Chefs of Philadelphia

Girls Nite In Online, a Philadelphia-based, national, free platform by women for women, will celebrate and honor fabulous Philadelphia women chefs with an online “Restaurant Week,” June 1-5.  In addition to providing income for the women chefs who are presenting, Girls Nite In “Restaurant Week” online will encourage viewers to support their beloved local restaurants by ordering … Continue reading

Tork Donates $100K to Support Philly Restaurants, Hospitals
COVID-19 / Press Release

Tork Donates $100K to Support Philly Restaurants, Hospitals

Tork, the global leading professional hygiene brand of Essity, today announced a $100,000 donation to support restaurants and hospitals in Philadelphia, the headquarters for Essity’s global professional hygiene business, and the hardest-hit region in Pennsylvania with more than 19,000 COVID-19 cases. In partnership with Off Their Plate, a grassroots organization that funds local restaurants to provide … Continue reading

Silver Diner in Cherry Hill is Open for Delivery and Curbside Pickup
Cherry Hill NJ / COVID-19

Silver Diner in Cherry Hill is Open for Delivery and Curbside Pickup

One of my favorite places to eat is the Silver Diner in Cherry Hill, which is not too far from my house. The reason I like it so much is that while they call it a diner, it’s elevated diner fare. It offers a nice variety of dishes, including many plant-based items, which is great. … Continue reading

Serve Better Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Relief Efforts
COVID-19

Serve Better Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Relief Efforts

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began and with many restaurants closed or providing limited service, it’s a known fact that an unprecedented number of service industry workers are out of work. There have been so many heroic efforts put forth to provide for these workers in their time of need. Some are small, community endeavors, while … Continue reading

Interview with Sam Zietz of GRUBBRR on What’s Next for Restaurant Industry
COVID-19 / Interviews

Interview with Sam Zietz of GRUBBRR on What’s Next for Restaurant Industry

Restaurants in our area continue to be closed to dine-in customers which is impacting restaurant sales and the livelihood of restaurant workers. I connected with Sam Zietz, CEO of GRUBBRR, a restaurant business automation platform, on what’s next for the industry and how restaurants can take advantage of technology in order to survive. Philly Grub: … Continue reading

Unsung Heroes of the Philly Food Scene: Chef Jim Berman
Chefs / COVID-19

Unsung Heroes of the Philly Food Scene: Chef Jim Berman

I’m fortunate enough to count many chefs as close friends. Some are more recognized than others. While some hold down traditional Executive Chef roles, others work as personal chefs or jack of all trades types. I admire and respect all of them for their work in the Philly area food scene. One chef often stands … Continue reading