Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinion, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.
Now that Joe Biden has replaced Donald Trump in the White House, suddenly the news media has hit us with stories about the coronavirus subsiding, more people getting the vaccine (that became available thanks to and under Trump), and a proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
Regular readers know my weekly Culinary no-no segments are typically lengthy with a big build-up before I reveal the actually no-no.
Not so this week where the no-no will be short but definitely not sweet.
Lost in the optimistic hoopla of a possible downward trend in the virus is the continued demise of the all-important restaurant industry, especially in states led by Democrat governor who’ve engineered lockdowns and/or severe restrictions that have brought restaurants to their knees.
Are they rebounding? Are they on the road to recovery? Hardly.
From the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) this past week:
The National Restaurant Association conducted a survey of 3,000 restaurant operators nationwide from February 2-10, 2021. The results for the state of Wisconsin show that restaurants are still struggling to survive the impacts of the pandemic with many restaurants believing that it will be 7-12 months before business conditions return to normal for their restaurant.
This major story should have received far more coverage than it did this week.
Please read the details.
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