Food52’s First (& Hopefully Only) Quarantine Awards

The year 2020 sucked for so many reasons. But one area it shone was in the creativity and kindness of the food and small business community. We saw laid-off chefs launch their own pop-ups in restaurants that couldn’t stay open for service; other restau…

The year 2020 sucked for so many reasons. But one area it shone was in the creativity and kindness of the food and small business community. We saw laid-off chefs launch their own pop-ups in restaurants that couldn’t stay open for service; other restaurants cleared out the dining rooms and opened up onto the street to create a market of local home and kitchen goods, some selling meal kits so regulars could make their favorite dishes at home. Chefs donated hundreds of lunches and dinners to health-care workers and opened their doors to share family meal with unemployed service workers. Small businesses selling condiments and spices faced supply-chain delays and limited product launch opportunities, yet found ways to keep their customers engaged; a museum where guests used to eat together created virtual spaces to share a meal and a conversation.

It’s with all this brilliant work in mind that we wanted to share these stories with the Food52 community, superlatives-style. Allow us to present: the first (and hopefully, only) Quarantine Awards.

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The 6 Best Alcohol Subscription Services (& How to Choose the Right One for You)

Drinking preferences are as varied as people: A glass of port by the campfire at sunset, Coronas and limes on the back patio every Saturday night, weekly cocktails with hand-crushed ice from the bar that calls itself a House of Mixology, or no drinks a…

Drinking preferences are as varied as people: A glass of port by the campfire at sunset, Coronas and limes on the back patio every Saturday night, weekly cocktails with hand-crushed ice from the bar that calls itself a House of Mixology, or no drinks at all.

And more often than not, knowing what your drinking style is—and learning how to navigate the wide world of drinking for yourself—can be confusing. Which cocktail should you master? Which wine is the best wine? What even counts as an artisan brewery? There are just so many options.

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Big Things Are Happening at Food52

Dear Food52ers,
You’ve been with us as we set out to become the very best resource for everyone who sees food as the center of a well-lived life—a place where people feel welcome and connected, where you can get exactly what you need, be it a new reci…

Dear Food52ers,
You’ve been with us as we set out to become the very best resource for everyone who sees food as the center of a well-lived life—a place where people feel welcome and connected, where you can get exactly what you need, be it a new recipe or a new dish rack, where the meaning of home and good food are explored to infinity.

And today, we’re thrilled to share some very exciting news: We’ve taken on a majority investment from TCG Capital Management, to help us grow. (You can read the news here.) This means we’ll be able to create more of the things you love, like stories, recipes, videos, and podcasts; open pop-up stores across the country; kick-start new partnerships; give you best-in-class customer care; and dream big about the future—with you.

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