How 5 Restaurants Survived and Thrived

Beating the pandemic with ingenuity and perseverance

How 5 Restaurants Survived and Thrived
Brothers Mark and Brian Canlis, owners of Grand Award–winning Canlis in Seattle, brainstormed ways to keep the business afloat when their dining room faced shutdown rules. (Chona Kasinger)
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue

When the pandemic forced Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners to close their dining rooms, restaurants owners had to get crafty to keep their staff employed and communities afloat. From at-home meal kits, virtual wine tastings, and large-scale charity efforts, chefs and restaurateurs at these five Grand Award winners relied on ingenuity and weathered the storm. Here's how they made it to reopening in 2021.

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