In Case You Missed It, Part 2…

This Neapolitan-style pizza is what you can expect at Alex and Whitney Hall’s newest restaurant concept, Franka Pizzeria.

If you missed part one of our year-in-review, click here. 

One thing we know for sure about you, our dsm readers: You’re passionate about the local food and dining scene. Restaurant and food news consistently lands at the top of our most-read digital stories. Here are some of this year’s most popular ones.

As the Black Lives Matter movement emerged in early summer, we made it a priority to add more diversity to our food coverage. We started by showcasing six local Black-owned eateries. Since then, contributor Karla Walsh has written a regular “At the Table” series, highlighting Black-owned food businesses.

Talericos’ new concept was our most-read story of the year. Jerry Talerico is a legend in the local dining scene from his days operating Sam & Gabe’s restaurant. His new concept, Tally-Ho to Go, created with his daughter Sophia, is doing to-go orders only. Check out the Facebook page here.

Local restaurateurs have been forced to pivot during the pandemic, trying new concepts to survive and thrive. They include ghost kitchens (see Wini Moranville’s story at the top of this newsletter), St. Kilda’s East Village pizza place, and Fresko, a new downtown restaurant. We’ve also seen a new Drake-area burger and beer spot and St. Kilda’s fourth location in Historic Valley Junction.


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