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Last summer, Lost City, the RiNo-based coffeehouse, restaurant and bar at 3459 Ringsby Court, hosted Lost City Live, an outdoor independent music recovery showcase whose proceeds went to local artists and music-industry professionals.

Lost City owner Michael Graham says for some of the acts that played the fifty-person capacity shows on the venue’s patio, those gigs were their only concerts last year.

“It was extra-special, and I think the guests really appreciated being able to hear live music,” Graham

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Famous Dave’s, Granite City saw turnaround in March after weathering a devastating 2020

The owner of Famous Dave’s and Granite City Food & Brewery saw a turnaround in March after it and other restaurant companies saw a devastating 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Same-store sales for BBQ Holdings declined 15.3{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d} in 2020, the Minnetonka-based company said Monday. But the sales decreases lessened in January and February. And in March, Famous Dave’s sales were up 43.9{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d} year over year and Granite City’s 60.8{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d}.

“We’re ahead of the pack as far as our recovery and for what we’ve accomplished in the pandemic,” said Jeff Crivello, BBQ Holdings CEO, in an interview Monday. “Everything we

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Your Ultimate Guide to Brunch Spots in Jersey City

From eggs benedict to french toast to mimosas, brunch maybe not be the most important meal of the day, but it’s certainly the most fun! Jersey City is serving up some of the best brunch and brunch experiences the area has to offer from beautiful outdoor dining to epic drag performances. We’ve created the ultimate guide to brunch in Jersey City based on the range of food, ambiance, and deals to choose from.

Ambiance

Beechwood Cafe + Market 290 Grove Street 

With an extensive weekend/weekday menu, Beechwood Cafe serves classic breakfast and lunch staples and is known for its

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A Novel of the City, Alive to Its Hidden Connections

GHOSTS OF NEW YORK
By Jim Lewis

You’ve probably read this in a review or heard it said at a book club meeting: “The city itself is a character in the novel.” But what does that really mean? Nothing usually, beyond a writer’s prominent use of setting or familiar geographic detail: a scene that takes place at the Met, say, or in a famous restaurant, allowing the reader to fall back on a particular version of reality. It’s a neat trick, and done right, provides context and intimacy, a shared language. Call it setting as set piece, which is all

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Boise City Council approves urban farm-style park off of Cole Road

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A new city park focused on celebrating agriculture got the final green light.

Boise City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a rezone for Spaulding Ranch, a 20-acre urban farm park off of Cole Road near Capital High School. With this final approval, the property will begin its final transformation from an abandoned farm homestead to a park celebrating Ada County’s rural past.

“This has been a long time coming,” Boise Maylor Lauren McLean said, thanking longtime council members for seeing the project from start to finish.

[Name picked for new downtown park, but agency decides to try

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New York City 1 year later: Restaurants faced a ‘one-two punch’

This article is the second in a six-part series exploring how major restaurant cities were impacted by the pandemic. Future articles will be posted here.


Snapshot

  • Restaurant closures to date: At least 1,000 as of January, according to Eater NY
  • Restaurant job losses to date: 122,400, or -48{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d}, from March 2020 to January 2021 
  • Restaurant revenue losses to date: $10.3 billion, or -59{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d}, from March to November 2020


“There is a lot of frustration about how the standards were applied differently and continue to be in New York City. Public health and safety has to be paramount, but

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