Business and Markets

SOF Digital Discussion: A Table for None: Does It Matter If Restaurants Survive the Pandemic?

June 24, 2020  • Society of Fellows

This SOF Digital Discussion features Gabrielle Hamilton, The New York Times Magazine food columnist and the chef and owner of Prune restaurant in New York City who recently wrote an essay about closing her 20-year-old restaurant due to the pandemic, in conversation with Kim Severson, a Southern-based New York Times correspondent who covers the nation’s food culture. The two explore whether dining socially is an essential human experience and how restaurants can help shape the culture of our communities. Food can be a common touchstone that brings people together – what do we lose when we cannot safely share meals together in public?