Mutual Aid Groups Help Pull Texans Through Winter Storm Uri

Amy McCarthy Amid record-low temperatures, freak snowfall, and widespread utility outages, what happened during Winter Storm Uri is a cautionary tale of failures and successes. As the state’s power grid and local water supplies became overwhelmed, leaving millions…

How One of Houston’s Hottest Restaurants Opened During a Pandemic

When much-anticipated Montrose restaurant Bludorn opened its doors back in August, it brought with it a terrible recurring nightmare for chef-owner Aaron Bludorn: What if the restaurant opened, but no one came? “I honestly thought we’d open up…

The Eater Dallas Guide to How to Help

Amy McCarthy Over the past several months, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have rippled across North Texas. Across the state, more than 890,000 people have contracted the novel coronavirus, and nearly 18,000 Texans have died from it….

How Restaurateur Nick Badovinus’s Series of Pop-Ups Helped Him Weather the Pandemic

Amy McCarthy The COVID-19 pandemic came early for Dallas chef Nick Badovinus. In late March, the chef’s steakhouse Town Hearth was one of the city’s first restaurants to disclose a positive case of COVID-19 among its workers, just…

Houston Restaurants Closed Temporarily After Positive Employee COVID-19 Tests

Over the past few days, a number of Houston restaurants have announced that they would close their doors again as workers at these establishments tested positive for COVID-19. It’s a tough decision for these restaurant owners, who just…

As Dallas Restaurants Reopen, Are Diners Actually Social Distancing?

Amy McCarthy Following Texas governor Greg Abbott’s order increasing allowed occupancy inside restaurant dining rooms from 50 percent to 75 percent, diners poured into restaurants across the city over the weekend. After visiting several of these establishments, one…

Multiple Houston Restaurants Forced to Close Again as Workers Contract COVID-19

Following Texas governor Greg Abbott’s decision to allow restaurants to reopen at limited capacity, a number of restaurants across the Houston area have been forced to re-shutter their doors temporarily as their employees tested positive for COVID-19. On…

These Dallas Restaurants Have Permanently Closed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Amy McCarthy Since mid-March, when restaurant dining rooms across the city were required to close in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the industry has been struggling. While waiting for assistance from the federal government…

Despite Coronavirus Concerns, Houston Restaurants Reopen

Following Texas governor Greg Abbott’s executive order allowing restaurants to reopen their dining rooms on May 1, restaurateurs across the city raced to open their establishments after more than six weeks of being shuttered. For Paul Miller, whose…

Texas Restaurants Can Reopen This Week, But Restaurateurs Still Have Major Concerns

Amy McCarthy Even after Texas governor Greg Abbott’s executive order allowing restaurants to reopen their dining rooms at limited capacity goes into effect on May 1, Dallas dumpling staple Monkey King Noodle Company and many other local eateries…