A look back at the future of dining sunday-morning November 21, 2021 / 9:41 AM / CBS News
It seemed like magic: A restaurant without waiters.
Instead, walls of shiny glass and chrome doors, which opened to reveal comfort foods to match Mom’s cooking. “Pies, pies, pies. Yes, the pies were fabulous!’ said Broadway legend Chita Rivera. Correspondent Mo Rocca asked, “Had you ever seen anything like this?”
Charleston is mostly a town of highs, figuratively and, in the case of its rooftop bar scene, literally.
And it makes sense: where better to soak in that balmy Charleston weather and those unparalleled church spire views than atop one of the city’s many swanky hotels?
You don’t have to be downtown to catch that sweet Southern breeze, either: the watery outskirts of the city yield plenty of options. So get climbing—this is a city whose charms are best experienced from on high. These are the best rooftop bars in Charleston.
It’s hard to imagine salad bars and shared serving spoons in our new normal.
April 23, 2021, 11:15 AM PDT / Source: TODAY, By Ronnie Koenig
As restaurants have pivoted to stay open during the pandemic, buffets are one of those things that are difficult to imagining continuing in a post-COVID world.
Shared spoons, salad bar sneeze guards and standing in line next to other hungry customers in order to pile your plate high seems in direct opposition to the safety measures we’ve all adopted surrounding food service.
On Wednesday, Fresh Acquisitions, the parent company that owns Old Country Buffet, filed for bankruptcy, illustrating just how difficult it has been for restaurants whose concept centers around a communal dining experience.