On Sidewalk Patios Forever and the Subtle Art of Telling Bad Customers to F-Off

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia likes them apples and welcomes new cash for strapped restaurants.

On Fixing an Almost Broken Industry and Ramping Up for the Next Reopening Phase

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds butchers behaving badly and restaurants enforcing their own rules.

On What’s Next for Hospitality and the ‘Precious Privilege’ of Dining Indoors

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds contingent timelines and smashburgers coming to Chinatown.

On Bums Finally Back in Seats and Industry Types Lining Up to Get Pricked

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds light at the end of the tunnel and new restaurants getting set to launch.

On Letting the Air Out of Pop-Ups and Anticipating the Return of Indoor Dining

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds free food pantries and politicians being mean to food trucks.

On Rallying to Spread Stupidity and Restaurants Jealous of Food Trucks

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds wasted food and a world running out of bubble tea.

On Running Out of Ketchup and Wounded Restaurants Bracing for More Bad News

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds workers in short supply and restaurateurs swapping stories of woe.

On Closing Ancient Food Halls and Dumb Customers Making Bad Situations Worse

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds scientists drinking wine and rule breakers getting owned.

On Waiting Out Another Crippling Wave and Feasting to Support Restaurants in Crisis

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds rules being broken and new ways to stretch grocery bucks.

On the Future of Food Delivery and the Uncertain Fate of Indoor Dining

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds bad cola collaborations and culinary libraries in the works.

On Surfing a Third Wave and Only Vaccinating Hospitality Workers at Restaurants in Distress

In her recent read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of restaurants quietly lost and a crazy amount of food waste.

On Loosening the Reins on Social Gatherings and Racists With No Appreciation of Ramen

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of new ghost kitchens and restaurant workers helping one another.

On Wine World Diversity and Service Industry Anxieties About a Return to Normal

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds persistent pay gaps and innovative cooks finding new ways to sell food.

On the Changing Role of the Restaurant Critic and People Tipping Less in Times of Crisis

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds competitive vegetable growers and people making food for space.

On the Thing About Saving Chinatowns and Making Vaccines Mandatory for Restaurant Workers

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds glimmers of hope and Texans having a rough time.

On Mysterious Pasta Shortages and Setting the Table for New Variants

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds a White Spot closing and Mardi Gras cancelled.

On ‘Dine Out’ Looking a Little Different and Food Delivery Apps Keeping It Classy

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds Superbowl doldrums and New York reinstating indoor dining.

On the Worst Person in Vancouver and Breaking the Rules in the Name of Dinner

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds new baking tangents and restaurant adaptations that are here to stay.

On Vaccines for Restaurant Workers and the Georgia Straight’s Respect For Hospitality

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds challenges to come and Biden doing away with the Diet Coke button.

On BC Not Having It As Bad As Quebec and Last Call for David Chang’s White Hot Fury

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds bad news breeding and gets stoked for a new fried chicken joint.

On Normality Delayed and the Most Selfishly Reckless Restaurant in Vancouver

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds resolutions and people making drinks out of spent Christmas trees.

On What’s Next for Hospitality and the Challenges Restaurants Will Face in Hibernation

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds Pennsylvania punch and Jeff Bezos being a real piece of shit.

On DoorDash Being Cheap Jerks and There Being No Vaccine for Empty Dining Rooms

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds big city shutdowns and dark clouds gathered for hospitality

On Blinkered Liquor Control Boards and Terrifying Statistics Hinting at Doom

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds restaurants on the brink and delivery companies being bad.

On Who’s Allowed to Dine Out Together and Home Cooks Suffering From Culinary Burnout

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds a pile of donuts and a veteran food writer feeling bummed out.

On Restaurant Bailouts and Anti-Maskers Threatening Hospitality Workers With Violence

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia Kleinplatz finds new restaurant models and people being the worst.

On Ghost Kitchen Futures and Putting Portland’s Restaurant Scene Out of Its Misery

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds extra comfort and plenty of pandemic pop-ups.

On Fearing Another Restaurant Lockdown and the Prospect of Running out of Butter

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds winter markets and racism in restaurant dress codes.