‘The Automat,’ The place Eating Out Was D.I.Y.

What do Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, Elliott Gould, Carl Reiner and the previous Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have in widespread? All of them fondly recall consuming at an Automat — that beloved establishment of D.I.Y. eating that lasted from 1902 to 1991 in New York and Philadelphia. Lisa Hurwitz’s detailed documentary, “The Automat” (in


Philadelphia Drops Its Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Eating

Philadelphia is becoming a member of a rising listing of cities that may not require proof of vaccination to enter locations that serve meals or drink. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health introduced the coverage on Wednesday, citing bettering numbers of circumstances and hospitalizations because the Omicron-driven wave recedes. Different cities and counties have just