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Six new food and retail stalls open this summer in an expanded portion of the central food hall at Ponce City Market, including from Vietnamese restaurant Vietvana and rotisserie chicken from Chai Pani and Botiwalla chef Meherwan Irani.

The expansion adds another 5,000 square feet to the first floor of the central food hall. Last year, Ponce City Market owner Jamestown announced a 500,000-square-foot expansion of the property with the addition of a 400-unit tower and 100,000-square-foot building featuring office, retail, and new restaurant stalls in the food hall, which could also include a location of billion-dollar salad chain Sweetgreen.

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A Downtown Jersey City hot spot called out two years ago for a discriminatory dress code sign is being slammed again — after a video showing an apparent double-standard for Black and white customers was posted on social media.

Charles “CJ” Pace, 25, said he and his two friends — who are Black — went to The Ashford on Newark Avenue Saturday for lunch and he was told he could not eat inside because he was wearing “joggers” sweatpants, a violation of the dress code.

As the three finished their meals, Pace watched as several white men in similar attire

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DENVER — If ever there were a sign that normal life is within reach, it’s that we’ve found time for old controversies again.

The City of Denver is once again finalizing a plan to let businesses seal off their respective blocks so customers can walk from bar to bar, drink in hand.

The plan was put on hold for a full year during the height of the pandemic, but it is back on the table for discussion this week in the Denver Department of Excise and Licensing.

Think of this as a much smaller, much more contained version of Bourbon

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There’s nothing quite like the arrival of patio season every spring. Then again, 2020 was so weird. Did patio season ever really end?

“I don’t know that there’s such a thing as patio weather during a pandemic. I think it’s all year round,” food critic Jenny Vergara says. “We have all had to learn how to sit outside when it’s hot and cold.”

There has been quite an influx of outdoor restaurant seating in the last year. Even restaurants that don’t traditionally serve food outdoors have been setting up tables outside — some even going so far as to get

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Economic strain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will likely leave an estimated 1.4 million New York City residents struggling to afford adequate food this year, according to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks.

Before the pandemic, in 2019, just over 1 million experienced food insecurity, meaning a lack of access to nutritionally adequate food, the group said.

Food insecurity is closely linked to unemployment, and while many sectors of the city’s economy have reopened, the labor market is still scarred, particularly for low-wage workers. New York City lost nearly 630,000 private-sector jobs in February compared with the prior

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Food trucks fired up their engines and rolled into Boston on Thursday, as Mayor Kim Janey announced the launch of the 2021 Food Truck and Outdoor Dining Season.

Along with the rest of the restaurant industry, food trucks have faced an uncertain future during the pandemic, as many of their most-frequented neighborhoods, including the Financial District and the Greenway, have remained empty. Some tried other strategies in 2020: David Harnik, chef and owner at The Dining Car, expanded his coverage area, popping up at apartment and condo complexes. Others owners, like Moyzilla’s Jonathan Moy, temporarily took their trucks off the

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