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Editor’s note: Houston’s restaurant scene moves pretty fast. In order to prevent CultureMap readers from missing anything, let’s stop to look around at all the latest news to know.

Openings, closings, and coming attractions

KP’s Kitchen opened quietly last week. Led by Benjy’s veteran Kerry Pauly, the restaurant in Town & Country Village (700 Town and Country Blvd #2440) offers classic American fare in a family-friendly, fast casual environment. Menu items include market vegetables with Champagne vinaigrette, a bacon cheeseburger, and baby back ribs. KP’s Kitchen is also BYOB with a $5 corkage fee; it is open daily from 4-8:30

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Members of the U.S. military are increasingly turning to food banks to feed their families. Some families said they couldn’t last a week without visiting the food pantries. 

Desiree Alvarez, her 3-year-old son Elijah and 6-year-old daughter Marysol have had to rely on food banks to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We’re military, but we’re struggling,” Alvarez said. “This is the first time that I have consistently had to go to a food bank over and over again.” 

Her husband is an E-3 private at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, also known as JBLM. They live in Tacoma, Washington, which is expensive

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on many industries, and perhaps one of the worst-hit is the restaurant industry. Gordon Ramsay recently surveyed the financial damage to his own restaurant empire and said that he estimates that his restaurants have lost roughly $80 million as a result of the lockdowns.

England has experienced three different lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and restaurants are not expected to reopen for outdoor dining until at least April and indoor until May. Gordon recently told The Sun that he lost millions of dollars basically overnight as a result of having to

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There are signs that the food inflation that’s gripped the world over the past year, raising prices of everything from shredded cheese to peanut butter, is about to get worse.

The covid-19 pandemic upended food supply chains, paralyzing shipping, sickening workers that keep the world fed and ultimately raising consumer grocery costs around the globe last year. Now farmers — especially ones raising cattle, hogs and poultry — are getting squeezed by the highest corn and soybean prices in seven years. It’s lifted the costs of feeding their herds by 30% or more. To stay profitable, producers including Tyson Foods

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Change is in the air. At long last, Disneyland is about to launch a food and beverage event in California Adventure. And while this is just one little step toward the reopening of the parks, there’s a lot more on the way. Last week, a new Star Wars store opened in Downtown Disney and a much missed old store returned. We have lots of photos and news for you today from inside the parks and out, and a look back at what we were doing almost exactly one year ago. It’s heartbreaking and inspirational at the same time. . . 

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The Athens brewery Jackie O’s is set to appear Tuesday before the Columbus Downtown Development Commission to present its ambitious patio plans at 171 N. Fourth St. The proposed outdoors space for Jackie O’s on Fourth would take over part of the existing surface lot at the corner of North Fourth and Spring streets.

The brewpub’s two-story patio, designed by local architecture firm Design Collective, would include features such as a shipping container bar, a mezzanine, fire pits and a large mural. In November, Jackie O’s opened a beer shop next door at 165 N. 4th St., replacing Elevator Brewing 

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