5 ways South Florida restaurants will adapt, survive and evolve in 2021

More fine-dining restaurants will die in 2021. Takeout food will blow up, restaurant menus will slim down, virtual eateries will multiply and outdoor patios – considered prime dining real estate – will expand. And don’t expect masks or sanitizer to disappear from dining rooms anytime soon.



a group of people sitting at a table in front of a store: Blake and Bill Admire dine with Henry Thomas and Yazmin Esfahani at the newly redesigned Papa's Raw Bar on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020 in Lighthouse Point, Fl.  To get through the pandemic, the restaurant made many changes including adding a 50-seat outdoor dining area, buying a liquor license and creating a speakeasy-themed cocktail bar.


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Blake and Bill Admire dine with Henry Thomas and Yazmin Esfahani at the newly redesigned Papa’s Raw Bar on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020 in Lighthouse Point, Fl. To get through the pandemic, the restaurant made many changes including adding a 50-seat outdoor dining area, buying a liquor license and creating a speakeasy-themed cocktail bar.

How do we know this? Answer: It’s already happening. The pandemic has already caused over $1 billion in revenue loss in Broward’s hospitality industry, and the first widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines is months away. Until South Florida is

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Showcase Homes Adapt To Covid-19 Pandemic And Forge Innovative New Formats

You stand outside the handsome home with the rest of the well-dressed crowd, waiting your turn to walk through each elegant room, marveling over their many fine details. You’re surrounded by fellow design aficionados, as delighted at the furnishings as the chance to mingle among friends and influencers. This is the longstanding showcase home scenario – another tradition upended this year by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Like so many other 2020 and planned 2021 events and activities, these showcase homes haven’t gone away. They’ve just had to adapt for health and safety reasons. And adapt they have! Measurable results in terms of traffic and revenue are still to be determined, but the flexible, creative mindset is evident – especially in the new virtual-only showcase homes designed not with bricks, but for

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