For restaurants, it’s been a year of endless pivots, dogged determination, and creative problem solving. Restaurants on the Rebound takes a look at how four very different spots adjusted their business models so that today, we can toast to a brighter future in their dining rooms.

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50 Kitchen
Boston, MA

One chef overcame addiction, incarceration, and now a pandemic to keep his dream alive. 

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The Pink Dinghy
Virginia Beach, VA

They dealt with a car crashing into the restaurant and COVID-19 — and they weren’t even open yet. 

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China Live
San Francisco, CA

A destination food hall figures out how to reach diners at home, while also combating AAPI prejudice. 
 

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L’Oca d’Oro
Austin, TX

Learn how this neighborhood Italian spot pivoted from feeding diners to feeding neighbors in need. 
 

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Addiction, incarceration, a pandemic — 50Kitchen is a lesson in resilience

“All the hell I’ve been through? You need a little more than COVID to shake me”

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A bonus Q&A with Anthony Caldwell

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Virginia Beach’s Pink Dinghy makes it happen despite the odds

“I want everyone who walks through our doors to feel like they’re getting a bear hug”

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A bonus Q&A with Stephanie Dietz

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China Live tackles prejudice and builds the future of Chinese American dining

“Through China Live, and the cuisine we do, we’re hoping…to bring people closer together.”

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A bonus Q&A with George Chen

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Italian spot, L’oca d’Oro, pivots to feed diners in need

“I was afraid for the lives of the people who were in these places with no food, no water, and no power.”

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A bonus Q&A with Fiore Tedesco and Adam Orman

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