Restaurants take months, even years, to go from idea to reality. But, no one ever really plans for a pandemic during the planning of a business. More than 72,800 restaurants have permanently shut down between June and early July since COVID-19 began earlier this year, according to a Yelp economic impact report. So, what do you do as a business that opens dining experiences based more on atmosphere than food? Chef Ian Winslade and Jonathan Akly came up with a pandemic-central idea: a to-go only eatery.
More than 690 million people go hungry around the world each night, according to the Action Against Hunger’s website. Due to the pandemic and the instability of jobs, Feeding Americasays more than 54 million Americans may be experiencing food insecurity. This is a serious problem that we are facing. To combat the issue and aid those in need, a global charity called Canstruction is making a fun way to donate and help local food banks around the world.
It has been proven time and time again that nothing quite brings the world together like music. Whether it is the widespread meme appeal of bhangra hit “Tunak Tunak Tun,” or the inexplicable K-pop phenomenon, music has the power to link cultures from across the globe. One group attempting to harness this power is Major Lazer, a Jamaican-American trio that brings a Caribbean sound to mainstream pop and electronic dance music.