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Episode 10: Opening a Restaurant in Tumultuous Times

Opening a restaurant can be a daunting and harrowing experience at the best of times. Opening one around a global pandemic that has the economy partially shut down can be an act of revolution. A few local restaurants have taken on the challenge and opened, or are set to open, against the odds.


Ron Cheng

Owner, Cold Tea Restaurant

Hamid Salimian

Co-Owner, Popina Cantina

Gus Steiffenhofer-Brandson

Executive Chef, Published on Main

Robert Belcham

Co-owner, Popina Cantina