Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was seen out eating again, less than a week after eating indoors while she was unvaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19. According to New York Post, Palin returned to Upper East Side restaurant Elio’s, where she ate without showing evidence of vaccination over the weekend to apologize – and ended up eating a meal outside in 20 degree weather.
“Tonight, Sarah Palin returned to the restaurant to apologize for the mishaps surrounding her previous visit,” Elio’s said in a statement to Post. “In accordance with the vaccine mandate and to protect our staff, we put her outdoors.”
Palin visited a third restaurant while unvaccinated and presumably COVID-positive Tuesday night, according to Gothamist, who confirmed that the former governor ate outdoors at Campagnola, another Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene currently requires those who test positive for COVID to be quarantined for at least five days from their test date and up to 10 days if symptoms persist.
Local businesses are urging New Yorkers to support Two Bridge’s Diner
Teddy Vasilopoulos, the owner of Two Bridge’s Diner on the Lower East Side, has reportedly walked away from the company after being injured on the job. Vasilopoulos is currently recovering from an accident that caused him to be trapped by his own food cart, according to an Instagram post from Fong On, a decades-old tofu shop located around the corner. His brother John Vasilopoulos is holding the restaurant down until he recovers, Fong On wrote. “Please support his business so he has something to return to.”
The Infatuation doubles the number of restaurants
As New York Times continues to hold out with restaurant reviews – and Eater scraps them completely – a food site doubles the number of reviews. The Infatuation announced on Wednesday that its numerical review system – based on a scale of 0.0 to 10.0 – had returned. “[W]I believe that reviews are the best way to help you quickly and easily find the best restaurants, “wrote Infatuation editor-in-chief Hillary Reinsberg in a post announcing the change. The restaurant review page recently acquired by JP Morgan Chase , numbered assessments fell in June 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.
Street vendors gather in Times Square this morning
More than 150 street vendors and elected officials will march from Herald Square to Times Square starting at 6 p.m. 11.00 and encourage state legislators to pass S1175A / A5081. The bill would repeal several government regulations on street sales – including location and the total number of vendors licensed to operate – in cities across New York with a population of more than one million people. The march takes place exactly one year after the adoption of Intro 116, a historic piece of legislation that raised the city’s long-criticized ceiling on sales permits.