Regional dish: Varied rules mean uneven pain for US eateries

New York (AFP) – Houston restaurant chain Niko Niko’s, like most American restaurants, took a hit from the Covid-19 shutdowns, though owner Dimitri Fetokakis believes it could have been much worse. But in New York, Vivian Forte, who owns Pisticci in Harlem with her husband, described the local city pandemic rules as “persecution.” Everything’s bigger in TexasMore lenient rules with higher indoor capacity limits of 75 percent cushioned the blow for Texas eateries. “We thank our lucky stars that we are in a city and state that allows us to work,” Fetokakis told AFP.  “I worry about these other s…

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