NYC’s thriving restaurant scene shows us the way out of the pandemic

Too many “experts” regard restaurants as optional to the larger economy. But right now, they’re the only economy we’ve got. 
A recent New York Times editorial moaned that elected officials “seemed more concerned about reopening bars and restaurants than safely reopening schools.” 
Yet our zillion-strong cafes, bistros, brasseries, trattorias, steakhouses, izakayas, shawarma shops and dumpling parlors are the city’s lifeblood. 
Labor Day was supposed to augur a large-scale return to Manhattan workplaces.

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