Video: Boston chefs and restaurateurs share how their world has changed during the pandemic

"Owning a restaurant in Chinatown has started to feel like a pretty lonely journey," said Double Chin's Gloria Chin.

Samuel Jackson, owner of KO Pies
Samuel Jackson, owner of KO Pies. Samuel Jackson

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Do you miss your favorite restaurants? They miss you, too — a lot. recently asked a handful of restaurant owners and chefs around Boston to share what it’s been like since the coronavirus public health crisis hit Massachusetts, and the overall sentiment was clear: They can’t wait to see you again.

From the inside of sparse kitchens and dining rooms filled with takeout orders, they also shared their struggles (“Owning a restaurant in Chinatown has started to feel like a pretty lonely journey,” said Double Chin owner, Gloria Chin), triumphs (“We’ve had a lot of support from the neighborhood,” said Sarah Wade, chef and owner at Stillwater), and innovations (“We started making our own English muffins,” shared Ania Zaroda, owner at Mike & Patty’s and Hot Box).


Hear straight from these hardworking chefs and restaurant owners on what else they’ve been going through, plus the messages they have for the Boston dining community.

— Mark Gartsbeyn


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