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What It's Like Running a Restaurant Right Now

What It's Like Running a Restaurant Right Now

This week, we're joined by Moonlynn Tsai, co-owner of Bon Appetit Hot List winner Kopitiam, and Mei Lin, from the James Beard-nominated Nightshade, who share their stories about everything from how they've found support systems in other restaurant owners to what they're cooking at home right now, and, most importantly, how you can support the restaurant industry during this difficult time. Their big advice? Spend your money, whether it be food or merch for now or gift cards for later, and order directly when possible, instead of through apps, so that your favorite restaurants can keep as much of their profits as possible. _______ In light of the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans, we would like to say, unequivocally, that Black lives matter. We stand with protesters across the country raising their voices against police brutality. Donate to the NAACP here: Donate to Black Lives Matter here: Donate to Campaign Zero here: Donate to local bail funds here: We highly recommend subscribing to Code Switch, The Nod, and the New York Times 1619 podcasts to diversify your listening, too. Since this week’s episode is all about women-owned restaurants struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, you'll find a list of Black-owned restaurants across the country to support. Black-owned restaurants in New York City: Black-owned restaurants in Washington D.C.: Black-owned restaurants in Austin: Black-owned restaurants in Seattle: Black-owned restaurants in Minneapolis: Black-owned restaurants in Los Angeles: We are committed to sharing Black women’s stories on Women Who Travel, and will continue to do so throughout our podcast episodes and all other platforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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