In Nashville, Rolling Parties Rage at Every Stoplight

As Nashville’s popularity has grown, so has the “transportainment” business — a motley assortment including old buses, farm tractors and a truck with a hot tub. Many think it has gotten out of hand.

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5 Pros in the Concert Trenches on Getting (Carefully) Back to Work

What’s it like mixing sound, building sets and taking care of artists’ health as the music industry hits pause and play?

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Berlin Clubs Return With a Vengeance

A discothèque successfully sued the city over its ban on indoor dancing, and clubs have reopened. But if there’s a spike in coronavirus cases, the local government has explored a backup plan.

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Fall Restaurant Preview: A Reboot for New York

Restaurants whose plans were put on hold by the pandemic finally emerge, while global powerhouses gain footholds in Manhattan.

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How the Delta Variant Upended New York’s Hot Restaurant Summer

Restaurants steeled themselves for a post-pandemic summer of debauchery. In June and July, they got it, but it ended quickly.

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Review: Contento Treats Accessibility as a Right

Contento, in East Harlem, sets an example for an industry that is rarely welcoming to diners with disabilities.

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Great Jones Distilling Co. Brings Whiskey-Making Back to Manhattan

The 28,000-square-foot, four-story Great Jones Distilling Company will open in August with a cocktail bar, a tasting room and more.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #factories-and-manufacturing, #great-jones-distilling-co, #manhattan-nyc, #restaurants, #whiskey

Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

The vaccines are effective, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus, particularly not the Delta variant.

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For the First Time, an American Will Run Savoy Hotel’s Cocktail Bar in London

The storied cocktail bar, which opened in the 1890s at the Savoy Hotel, has named Shannon Tebay of Death & Co. in New York as its new head bartender.

#american-bar-london-england-bar, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #london-england, #tebay-shannon

The S.B.A.’s Relief Effort For Restaurants Ends in Confusion

More than 100,000 business owners got help from the relief effort, but 265,000 were turned away — some after awards were rescinded.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bars-and-nightclubs, #federal-aid-us, #restaurants, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Abrupt Halt of To-Go Cocktails Leaves New York Restaurants Reeling

Owners, who relied on the drinks to stay afloat during the pandemic, are unloading cocktails and wondering what to do with all the packaging equipment that is now useless as an alcohol sales loophole is closed.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #restaurants

‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

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George Stranahan, Benefactor of Physicists and Bar Flies, Dies at 89

A venturesome millionaire, he forged an only-in-America career in fields ranging from craft beer to free speech activism to scientific research.

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After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak

Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.

#bangkok-thailand, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #thailand, #vaccination-and-immunization

Scott Stringer Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2nd Woman

The woman, Teresa Logan, accused Mr. Stringer of sexual harassment and making unwanted advances while she was working for him at a bar and restaurant he co-owned in 1992.

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Some Venue Owners Get a Federal Lifeline. Others Are Told They’re Dead.

The first applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, offering $16 billion in federal aid, were approved.

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New York’s Concert Scene Gets a Lavish New Addition: Brooklyn Made

The 500-capacity live venue in Bushwick will offer unique perks to musicians who play there, including a private pool and use of a loft apartment.

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Will the Excelsior Pass, New York’s Vaccine Passport, Catch On?

More than 1 million Excelsior passes have been downloaded since they were introduced, but officials are hoping they will be adopted more widely.

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‘It’s Going to Be a Big Summer for Hard Seltzer’

Sales exploded to $4 billion last year, from about $500 million in 2018. Dozens of brands will compete to be the boozy, bubbly drink of the season.

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As the Hamptons Boom, a New World of Luxury Problems

Ragers on the beach. Art galleries on Main Street. Reservations disappearing. Who remembers the pandemic?

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As the Hamptons Booms, a New World of Luxury Problems

Ragers on the beach. Art galleries on Main Street. Reservations disappearing. Who remembers the pandemic?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hamptons-ny, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

British Tourists Return to Portugal, Unleashed but (Mostly) Masked

Sorely in need of sun and a change of scene, British travelers returned to the newly “green-listed” country and were met by relief, exasperation — and hardly anyone.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #portugal, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Is the Montauk Party Over?

Dive bars are out. Fine dining is in. Summer shares are scarce. Town leaders are hoping to put the kibosh on the antics of seasons past.

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Still Here and Still Queer: The Gay Restaurant Endures

Many have closed in a time of growing inclusion and more fluid sexual identities. But in several places around the country, they remain anchors of safety and community.

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What Americans Missed Most About Going to Restaurants. (It Wasn’t the Food.)

As New York City allows full-scale indoor dining, it’s clear that the magic ingredient was the random thrill of seeing other people.

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Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customers

Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.

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California Man Accused of Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Cards

Undercover agents were able to buy the fraudulent cards for $20 each at a bar in Clements, Calif., according to the authorities. Federal officials say the problem has grown during the pandemic.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #frauds-and-swindling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Want to Party? You Might Need a Covid ‘Vaccine Passport’

At some parties and night clubs, C.D.C. vaccination cards are the new velvet rope.

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Want to Become a Writer? Lauren Hough Recommends Bartending.

The author of “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing” has been a “cable guy,” a barista and Air Force airman. Her time behind a bar taught her to listen.

#austin-tex, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #blanchett-cate, #books-and-literature, #cable-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #leaving-isnt-the-hardest-thing-essays-book, #religious-cults

New York Is Reopening Sooner Rather Than Later

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set May 19 as the date for allowing shops, theaters, restaurants and museums to operate at nearly full capacity.

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Soon at Bars, It’s Adios to ‘Cuomoritos’

Lawmakers are expected to move to pause Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s rule that forced bars and restaurants to serve food with alcoholic drinks.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #curfews, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #state-legislatures, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

Being “online” in the pandemic, many chefs learned, meant much more than having an Instagram account.

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Michael Musto, Lynn Yaeger and Mickey Boardman: Friends for Life

The longtime crew has been all around New York together and witnessed the city remake itself time and again. What’s endured is its members’ bonds with one another.

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How Are There Only Three Lesbian Bars in New York City?

As the effects of the pandemic unfurl, lesbians are worried about losing their few brick-and-mortar spaces.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-reopenings, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city

Bryan Washington on His Going-Out Friends

In a year without access to queer spaces, one writer considers the importance of the bonds they helped form.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #text-messaging

Boomers Are Vaccinated and Down to Party

The Roaring Twenties are back in Southern Florida and other spots where older Americans gather.

#baby-boomers, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parties-social, #vaccination-and-immunization

At Under the Volcano, Smoky Flavors and Mezcal

The Midtown bar Under the Volcano has no fire pit, but its literary-minded chef still conjures the tastes of his native Puebla.

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How to Pretend You’re in New Orleans Tonight

The Crescent City is the kind of place you daydream about long after you’re gone. Here are a few ways to be there in spirit.

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Testing, One, Two. Fans Flock to an Experimental Indoor Rock Concert.

An organizer said this Barcelona event, one of several planned in Europe, was “a small but important step toward normality.” The listeners there basked in being part of an audience again.

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For Them, NYC Will Never Be The Same

The city may be only months from seeming like its old self. But the pandemic has changed many lives.

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When Can Vaccinated People Date Again?

And other questions about post-vaccination life for younger adults.

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For a Night at the Theater, Bring a Negative Coronavirus Test

A pilot program in Berlin is reopening some of the city’s landmark cultural venues, despite surging numbers of infections and toughened restrictions in other areas of life.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #berlin-germany, #berliner-ensemble, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #music, #theater

How Small Restaurants Leveraged Their Pain to Win Stimulus Money

The Independent Restaurant Coalition turned tears into cheers, urging owners to share their angst and use that emotion to lobby Congress.

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How Covid Helped a Neighborhood Rediscover Its Restaurants

In Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, the pandemic brought more change to a neighborhood in flux, as locals rallied around their restaurants.

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Beer Here, Bouquets Next Door: How a Bar Defied the Pandemic

The Times followed the Hatch and its staff in Oakland after the pandemic began. The business not only survived, it’s expanding.

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Paul Jones, a Hamptonite of Many Pursuits, Dies at 40

Real estate agent, bouncer, furniture maker, coach and also a new father, he was known all over Long Island’s East End. Engaged to be married, he died of Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hamptons-ny, #jones-paul-1980-2021, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

With Texas’ Mask Mandate Over, Workers Worry About Encroaching Virus

Gov. Greg Abbott cited personal freedom and economic pain while relaxing coronavirus restrictions. But many are upset, especially those who take precautions and work with the public.

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Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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