2 critical after SUV plows into outdoor dining area

Shaniqua Juliano

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two people were in critical condition Monday after being injured when a man drove his SUV into an outdoor dining area, hitting a pedestrian and several diners in Northern California, authorities said. © Provided by Associated Press Police investigate the area where a driver slammed […]

Dayton restaurants seek ways to extend patio dining

Shaniqua Juliano

That’s not good news for Miami Valley restaurants, which were rocked in the spring by the mandatory statewide shutdown of dine-in services that lasted nearly two months, as Gov. Mike DeWine and state health officials sought to minimize the spread of COVID-19. When dine-in service was restored in May, restaurants […]

Outdoor Dining Grants Serve NYC Eateries

Shaniqua Juliano

NEW YORK CITY — Good news, New York City restaurant goers — you’re less likely to have to pack a parka to dine outside during the looming pandemic winter. A new grant program offers city eateries a slice of $500,000 to winterize and shore up their indoor safety measures, according […]

Conarroe Street In Manayunk Closing For Outdoor Dining

Shaniqua Juliano

MANAYUNK, PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia officials announced a street in Manayunk is closing this weekend to provide outdoor dining options in the neighborhood. In June, the city launched four new options — sidewalk cafés, streeteries, temporary use of private lots for dining, and temporary street closures — for restaurants to operate […]

Outdoor dining winterization money comes as some push for tougher Chicago requirements on third-party delivery apps

Shaniqua Juliano

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday touted $500,000 the city’s getting from restaurant delivery company DoorDash to winterize Chicago restaurants, while proposals by aldermen to further crack down on such apps during the coronavirus pandemic languish in City Council committees. © Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Mayor Lori Lightfoot visits […]

Boston should allow outdoor dining year-roud

Shaniqua Juliano

As a famous writer once said, “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” And eating outdoors has made a lot of people in Boston delighted. City leaders should take note and follow New York City’s footsteps and make the expanded outdoor dining permanent. The whole feel […]