Restaurants pivot, Pie Pageant, chile peppers

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The LEE Initiative started as a restaurant worker relief effort in Louisville, Kentucky. Now it’s spread nationwide. Photo credit: Josh Merideth

Many restaurants have closed, and others who’ve remained open have adjusted their business models to rely on takeout and delivery. We hear from restaurateurs and a chef on adapting to this new normal. Also, we were unable to hold our annual Good Food Pie Contest in-person, so we turned it into a Pie Pageant on Instagram. Winners for the Best Story and Prettiest Pie share their inspirations. Finally, chile pepper is synonymous with Chinese cuisine, but that wasn’t always the case. Its history in the country may surprise you.



Evan Kleiman