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In an effort to shed its stuffy image and push the boundaries of food service during SIP, the restaurant at the Claremont Club & Spa is taking food pairings to new highs, literally.

On March 5, the Limewood Bar & Restaurant is offering its first-ever food-and-weed pairing, a four-course dinner that promises “mind-blowing deliciousness” with a stellar high to match. To start, an amuse bouche of crispy Hemp Honey Gougeres.

According to executive chef Joseph Paire, who knows a little something about cooking with cannabis, the lamb loin and other dishes on the menu are smoked to enhance their

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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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The view of Boulder from the dining room of Flagstaff House, pictured here from 2014. (Cliff Grassmick, file photo)

Seven Colorado restaurants elevated themselves above the rest, according to Forbes.

In the recently released Forbes 2021 Travel Guide Star Awards, the magazine named The Broadmoor as the longest-running five-star hotel globally. Inside of the luxury Colorado Springs hotel is Colorado’s lone five-star dining experience, the Penrose Room, according to Forbes.

The only Denver restaurant to make the list was Edge Restaurant & Bar, a steakhouse located in the Four Seasons Hotel.

Two restaurants in Boulder,

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The crowds that normally pack Frankie & Johnny’s Restaurant for po-boys and beer between parades were missing this Carnival season. The winter holidays, usually a busy time for low-key gatherings at this vintage Uptown joint, were subdued too.

But there’s still crawfish season, and that means Frankie & Johnny’s proprietor David McCelvey has hope.

“We can’t do normal business but we can still do this,” McCelvey said from the boil room one cold day last week, with steam gushing through the screened windows. “New Orleans people are going to be getting their crawfish, somehow, some way.”

The start of Lent

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Apps like

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and Uber Eats have provided restaurants a flood of customers in the pandemic. Now a host of food-ordering tools, along with some restaurants, are finding ways around those apps and the commissions they charge.

A new crop of services is promising online ordering at a lower cost to eateries, by letting the restaurants arrange more deliveries themselves. 

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and a growing number of chains have acknowledged the cost of app-based delivery orders, and many say they intend to address it. Local governments from New York to

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Austin restaurants and grocery stores are working hard to get food and water to everyone who needs it. 

After days of empty shelves, H-E-B said they will restock all Austin locations Friday night.

“So because we had so many delays and deliveries that were delayed because of the weather, we do have hundreds of trucks in excess of what we normally would, making sure that product

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