When it comes to keeping restaurant employees safe and paid over the long term, Texas may have answers
“Even when we go back to work we’re not going to be back to work. I’m not going to have 35 hours at the bar right away, and people can’t sit at the bar.”
And while nearly every cook, server, busser, host, and bartender is out of a job right now, thanks to these initiatives, many can still count on family meals.
#ProjectPaulie was first conjured as a plan to feed furloughed bartender friends, but quickly morphed into a multi-pronged project to reach as many unemployed hospitality-industry workers as possible.
New restaurant initiatives sweeten deals for donors to help “people who aren’t getting help from government sponsored programs.”
“This is going to be a well-run program that allows people to talk about important things in a safe and frank way and see the other members of the community as potential collaborators and making changes when needed and talking about identifying situations that are toxic or not safe."
“Pizzagate was really the satanic panic of recent times,” says Adam Dodge, the official chef of the Satanic Temple in Salem. “And so my next event is a pizza pop-up.”
"It makes us happier knowing that we have a finite time; we begin to put more importance on what we do with our time with our relationship, how we treat others, how we treat ourselves.”
“When we make decisions for Create,” says DiBiccari, “every decision goes through the same filter and we ask ourselves, Does this help develop a larger platform for artists?"