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NYC’s First Week of Dining Under Shutdown, In Photos

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The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop it have turned every restaurant in New York City into a ghost kitchen. After the single most disruptive week in restaurant history, the past seven days have seen a kind of eerie stability. With restrictions that allow ... More »

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Fuck It, Let Them Eat Cake

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Last weekend, my kids requested cake. A two-tiered chocolate cake, specifically, with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles — otherwise known in our house as “the Birthday Cake.” Everyone in my family gets a version of this cake on their birthday, that we slice ... More »

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Now Is a Time of Boom and Bust for the Liquor Industry

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The dining room at chef Albert Di Meglio’s Brooklyn restaurant Barano might be empty, but business at Spirit Animal, his natural wine store next door, has never been better. “People have been buying cases,” says Di Meglio, who’s careful to let in just a few cu... More »

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Harry and Meghan have 'moved to California'

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left Canada to set up their new home in California, according to reports. Harry and Meghan, with their 10-month-old son Archie, are understood to be living in lockdown close to Hollywood in accordance with the state's corona... More »

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Number of coronavirus cases in US overtakes Italy and China

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The US now leads the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. There are almost 86,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in the US - roughly 16% of the world's total of 532,000 - according to Johns Hopkins University. This puts it ahead of China... More »

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Food worth $35,000 'deliberately' coughed on in supermarket

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A supermarket has had to throw away $35,000 (£28,500) of groceries after a woman "deliberately" coughed on fresh food. Gerrity's Supermarket in Pennsylvania described the woman's actions as a "very twisted prank", and said it had no choice but to discard all o... More »

What We Know About a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

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Photo: Shutterstock One might be tempted to think, based on recent news stories, that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available soon. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The consensus from experts is that we are looking at a period of 12 to 18 months before a vacc... More »

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