Excerpt: COVID-19 has hit restaurants hard, forcing many to brace for an uncertain future and even shutter permanently. But some Metro Detroit restaurants and chefs are not only figuring out ways to survive, but also give back at the same time.
Ron Bartell, owner of Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles, reopened the popular Avenue of Fashion restaurant at arguably the worst time — March 14, two days before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all restaurants to halt dine-in services. But that hasn’t stopped Bartell from giving back even though his restaurant is facing an unprecedented challenge of navigating a pandemic