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“Hopefully it’ll only be about a week,” she said. “We’ll get a couple teams in here and hopefully get it knocked out and get it done in about a week.”

Lara-Juarez said she hopes the restaurant can do a lot in the near future. Partly due to a lack of staff, they had to cut down on delivery and catering in the last few months. She can still make large orders for takeout, but rarely has the time or manpower to go out and cater full events.

“We want to

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Try the crispy pork belly, five spice duck breast at Flint area virtual restaurant

GENESEE COUNTY, MI — A boutique-style virtual restaurant located inside of a Flint area steakhouse has the perfect dishes for foodies who want to explore different and bold flavors.

The Macanese Grill, located inside the Redwood Steakhouse and Brewery at 5304 Gateway Center in Mundy Township, simply offers a pick-up area for customers to retrieve their meal and enjoy at home.

Chef Luis Fernandes, executive chef and managing partner of Redwood Steakhouse, operates and owns the Macanese Grill, which features a fusion of recipes from his Portuguese and Chinese roots.

The chef has training and experience ranging from cooking at

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Local Chinese, native flavors at Seashore in Redondo

Depending on which set of statistics you look at, Chinese food is either the most popular restaurant cuisine in the U.S. or in second place. That includes high style fusion places, down home eateries, and take-out counters all lumped into the one category, but one statistic proves the appeal. There are more Chinese restaurants in the United States than all of the McDonald’s, KFCs, Pizza Huts, Taco Bells and Wendy’s combined.

Seashore Chinese has clung to its traditional look since opening in the late 1980s. Photo by Kevin Cody

Seashore Chinese Restaurant on Calle Mayor in Torrance opened in the

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Burgers, burritos, lobster rolls – but hold the meat at VEG OUT, a local vegan food festival

The entrepreneur opened a vegan-only restaurant in Schenectady this spring, her second attempt after a brief hiccup.

Business is brisk at the Take Two Cafe, with customers diving into their self-styled comfort food: Burgers, burritos, even lobster rolls.

No meat. 

Schenectady’s only vegan restaurant opened at a time when the meat industry is experiencing profound disruption and plant-based diets are becoming more mainstream. 

Slaughterhouses faced manpower issues in the early days of the pandemic, leading to shortages. Meat prices continue to soar — posing a grave threat to chicken wing nights — while the plant-based meat industry is becoming

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