The Year I Never Closed my Restaurant

Photograph by Hope Leigh

Realizing I don’t love my restaurant anymore is an odd phenomenon. It’s easy to ascribe this feeling to a moment, to the burnout anyone in the hospitality industry can undoubtedly relate to. And it’s difficult to know how any permutation in the events of this past year might have resulted in a different outcome. But, if I’m being honest with myself, these feelings began long before the pandemic set in.

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