June 30, 2020

Like a bear after hibernation, Europe is slowly shaking awake after the long coronavirus quarantine. Restaurants, one of hardest-hit sectors, have been tasked with developing new safety protocols — masks for servers, half-capacity dining rooms — to minimize contact. Fo...

June 30, 2020

Just outside the walls of the Holy See in Rome, the five-year-old Neighborhood Restaurant (featured on an episode of the Eater series "Dining on a Dime" with Lucas Peterson) serves a steady stream of clergy and other Vatican workers. This is prime — and expensive — rea...

June 30, 2020

Open since 2016, Nilda's bills itself as the only lechon purveyor in northern Italy. Co-owner Adrian Dela Cruz, who shares ownership with his parents Nilda and Andy, says his customers drive from as far as Rome, Florence and Venice to secure their charcoal-roasted pigs...

May 18, 2020

"Hungarians don’t know what this is," said Esther, the teenage barista of Barako Kávéház in Budapest, when I asked her for a halo-halo. The menu of the compact cafe — about the size of a studio loft — is otherwise dominated by the top hits of third-wave coffee. There a...

April 15, 2020

The first months of 2020 were a difficult time for restaurants in Europe — the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic as of April, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the novel coronavirus's origins in China, the stigma attached to it is affecting Asian...

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