Elizabeth W. Jernigan

You can’t do to-go business if no one comes. For Delta’s day-trip towns, pandemic takes toll

To-go orders won’t cut it for many businesses along the Delta.

For the tourist communities of Isleton, Walnut Grove and Locke, business has whimpered since the first set of COVID-19 “stay-at-home” orders and restrictions in March. In the small communities nestled alongside the bends of the Sacramento River, local residents don’t spend enough to keep business afloat.

They need visitors. They need people to come, stay, dine and enjoy their towns. And the coronavirus has cut them off.

“The traffic comes and goes, and no one stops,” said Banna Phat, owner of Alma’s River Cafe in Walnut Grove.

These town

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The fine dining restaurants now delivering food

Turn dinnertime into a classy affair by ordering from some of the best restaurants in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Belfast: Jimmy C/lateef.photography
Turn dinnertime into a classy affair by ordering from some of the best restaurants in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Belfast: Jimmy C/lateef.photography

Restaurants and the hospitality industry have been hit hard by lockdown measures, and many have introduced delivery services to help them survive.

Let’s face it, we’re all getting tired of our own cooking after ten weeks into being stuck at home, and a takeaway satisfies our cravings for flavoursome food from our favourite eateries.

Some, such a Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, have created DIY kits to allow you to recreate dishes in your kitchen.

However,

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4 top options for low-priced Chinese food in Chicago

In search of a new favorite Chinese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Chi Cafe

Topping the list is Chi Cafe. Located at 2160 S. Archer Ave., Suite A (between Cermak Road and 21st Street.), the Chinese spot is the most popular cheap Chinese restaurant in Chicago, boasting four stars out of 1,137 reviews on Yelp. The menu features items like egg rolls and noodle soup.

The

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When coronavirus threatened to close this food court restaurant, neighbors rallied to save it

DES MOINES, Iowa – From her padded stool perch in the corner of her restaurant, Vietnam Cafe, owner Brenda Tran reigns over the food court – part mama bear, part perpetual party host.

On a typical day, Tran watches new customers settle into tables and chow down, sometimes running into the dining room to hold impromptu lessons on the finer points of Vietnamese cuisine. Swirl your pho noodles like spaghetti! Lean down and slurp the broth!

She chats with her “mall walkers” as they nosh on her special Vietnamese egg sandwiches. After losing her father a decade ago, she

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