Welcome to AM Intel in the time of coronavirus, a round-up of the city’s newest bits of restaurant-related intel. Follow Eater on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date details on how COVID-19 is impacting the city’s dining scene.
Where to buy whipped coffee for takeout
One big food trend during self-quarantine is “dalgona coffee,” a popular South Korean whipped coffee drink that people could froth up at home. CultureMap Dallas tracks the drink down for takeout: it’s being served at Kimchi Stylish Korean Kitchen in Carrollton and bubble tea spot TocoToco Boba Tea in Plano.
Ideas on reopening Dallas dining rooms
Restaurant and bar owners spoke with the Dallas Observer about the way forward to serving diners again, throwing out ideas on everything from adding plexiglass dividers to taking guests’ temperatures upon arrival. They also wonder whether customers will be excited about going out to eat again when the time comes — or financially able to head out to dinner.
Marie’s Kitchen launches a GoFundMe account
The couple behind new Filipino restaurant Marie’s Kitchen told D magazine that they were declined for an SBA loan because they had no evidence of payroll since it’s just the two of them. Takeout is unpredictable, with sometimes only one meal sold a day. Candy Ramos and Jay Gersan Jr. are turning to a GoFundMe campaign in hopes of keeping going.
La Duni bakery adds to-go street tacos
CultureMap Dallas runs down the ways that Latin American bakery La Duni is trying to boost business, from putting its full menu online to adding late night items. La Duni is also adding weekend pop-ups featuring chefs from restaurants, starting with street tacos prepared on the grill from chef Hugo Galvan.