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A look at the 12 best Springfield restaurants that opened in 2021

The past two years have been hard for restaurant owners during the pandemic. Many struggle with paying their building expenses or staying fully staffed. 

“There’s not been full staffs of employees during the pandemic and there’s been logistical issues that made it a challenge to get in all the food products you use on your menu,” said Bob Bonney, CEO of the Southwest Missouri Restaurant Association.

But that didn’t stop several new places from popping up this year. 

In Springfield alone, more than a dozen new restaurants and food trucks started a business journey this year. Here at the News-Leader,

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Hungry? 28 new restaurants that opened in June 2021 in Dallas-Fort Worth

After more than a year of restaurants pivoting, struggling and failing, the CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association says restaurant openings are accelerating in all parts of the state. We’ll take the good news.

In Dallas-Fort Worth, a flurry of new restaurants have opened in June 2021 alone. Here’s a look 28 newcomers:

Restaurants are listed in order of when they opened, starting with the most recent.

Manpuku Japanese Yakiniku Grill is a Japanese grilled meat restaurant opening on Dallas’ Lowest Greenville on June 29. At each interactive dinner, chefs place raw meat and veggies in the middle

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Some wonderful Alameda eateries have opened during pandemic

A few weeks ago, I was helping an older resident schedule her vaccine. She hadn’t been out of her house since March 2020, except when she felt safe enough to go to a drive-through for dinner.

Chef and owner Mike Yakura checks on a tray of chicken while preparing a plate of food as pork ribs cook in a rotisserie oven behind him previously at Alameda’s Spinning Bones restaurant. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/staff archives) 

I told her about one of my favorite new restaurants, the Asian-owned Spinning Bones on Park Street near San Jose Avenue, with their delicious roasted meats, bold

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Inside Leicester’s new Desi Street Food Cafe which has just opened in the city centre

A new cafe giving customers a flavour of Indian street markets has just launched in the city centre.

Serving up a completely vegetarian menu, Desi Street Food has opened in Pocklingtons Walk, and is currently offering a takeaway and delivery service.

The family-run cafe has been started by Sukh Singh, who, having been inspired by a visit to India, was keen to give people in Leicester the chance to experience Indian street food.

Sukh, who has previously run a restaurant, told LeicestershireLive: “I wanted to offer the fast street food concept of India’s markets with good homemade vegetarian food at

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