Grubhub and The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund just announced plans to dish out $10,000 in grants to restaurants in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Boston.
The $2 million Restaurant Winterization Grant program, designed to help establishments prepare for and make it through the cold, will be awarded and distributed by the end of the month. Funds can be used for additional infrastructure and equipment to prolong outdoor dining, along with access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees and other wintertime essentials.
Restaurants with five or fewer locations are eligible to apply from Monday, November 9 through Saturday, November 21. In October, DoorDash and Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association unleashed a similar $5,000-per-restaurant grant program.
In other news...
- The anticipated Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will welcome an exciting Southeast Asian venture on the casino floor next year, reports Philly Business Journal. Luk Fu will serve dim sum and wok-fried noodles a graffiti-lined, 132-seat setting centered around a giant installation made from 250,000 chopsticks.
- According to a new Drexel University study of the 30 largest cities in the U.S., those that rolled out indoor dining at the slowest rate (Philly, New York, San Francisco, and San Jose) reported continued falling case rates of COVID-19.
- Bucks County shopping center Peddler’s Village traded its annual Apple Festival for apple-everything menus from its restaurants (Buttonwood Grill, Earl’s, Hart’s Tavern, Cock ‘n Bull) through Sunday, November 15. Think: apple butternut squash soup, apple cider chicken, caramel apple cider sangria, and apple pie martinis.
- Apricot Stone in Northern Liberties hosts a five-course dinner to benefit nonprofit ArmeniaFund tonight. Guests chefs from The Borgata and Rouge Rittenhouse will help cook dishes like lavash bread stuffed with herbs to go along with sustainable wines made in rural parts of Armenia and Artsakh. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.