“Snow-pocalypse” 2k21 hasn’t stopped some of these Dallas restaurants from braving the cold to bring us essential services according to an Eater Dallas article from February 17 that includes a detailed list of restaurants still open. In it they say:
“Even though the temperatures are (finally) rising in Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s still pretty treacherous out there. As such, we’ve all been stuck at home thanks to slick, snow-covered roads and rolling blackouts caused by an overburdened power grid.
Not surprisingly, most of the city’s restaurants opted to close their doors on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures aren’t expected to get above freezing on Wednesday, which means that many establishments will likely continue to stay shuttered until it gets a little bit warmer. Still, some neighborhood spots are choosing to remain open, thanks to staffers who live nearby, in an effort to provide hot meals to folks who are without power.”
One restaurant owner describes mixed feeling at the state of things in a quote from a Dallas Morning News article from February 20th. In it they say:
“While most restaurants in Dallas went dark this week due to power outages, busted pipes and stranded employees, chef and CEO Robert Hall and a small staff at the Statler hotel in downtown Dallas almost never stopped cooking.
His restaurants Overeasy, Scout and Sfereco were continuously open during the winter snowstorm, even while Refined Hospitality Concepts’ other restaurants closed. “It’s been heart-wrenching, it’s been exhilarating, it’s been exhausting,” says Hall, who worked the counter at Sfereco and hauled trash in the middle of the night at Overeasy.”
The storm has just added on top of the heap of problems that the pandemic has brought for Restaurants and small-to-medium enterprises.