A St. Louis County restaurant faced backlash for a racist piñata it displayed as it kept doors open to customers despite COVID-19 lockdown orders.
On May 4, Camila’s Tex Mex, located in Eureka, MO, allowed people to enter its establishment due to poor weather conditions even though St. Louis County is currently under lockdown, according to Riverfront Times.
Executive chef and owner of Sunday Bird, Sunday at the Museum, and Sunday Gather, Deuki Hong, shuttered all three of his restaurants amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chef Hong made the difficult decision to close all his establishments by March 21 after San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed announced a stay-at-home order.
A restaurant in Manhattan Beach, California has been called out for giving a dish a seemingly racist and misogynistic name.
The dish, which is a “hot cocotte of crispy jasmine rice served with roast pork belly, wilted spinach, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts, fermented hot chili paste and sunny sideup egg,” is called “Pretty Korean for a White Guy Bibimbap.” The restaurant has been identified as Manhattan Beach Post, a “soulful, highly personal restaurant by Chef and co–owner David LeFevre,” according to their website.
Sichuan Impression, a Los Angeles-based Chinese restaurant has announced a temperature screening before customers are allowed to dine at the restaurant as a preventive measure amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also known as the 2019-nCoV.
The restaurant informed customers on Instagram about its plan to check the temperature of those who wish to dine there. If the person shows any abnormal symptoms such as a fever, Sichuan Impression will immediately assist them to contact the nearest hospital.