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Restaurants are still struggling with supply chain and staffing issues but food writer Jenny Vergara believes owners are “hopeful that, going forward, people will return to restaurants and that there will be some sort of sense of normality as we continue to figure out how to deal with this moving forward.”

Vergara notes that “this is the time of year that’s pretty sleepy,” so while waiting for spring to arrive, she offers this rundown of food and drink establishments set to open in the metro in 2022.

If you can’t wait that long to dine out, Jenny also offers a few places you can enjoy now.

Acre: Opening this spring

This spring, chef Andrew Longres will open his first restaurant, Acre, up north in the Parkville Commons shopping center in the spot where the former New London Café once operated. Named after his grandfather’s farm in Liberty, Missouri, Longres’ restaurant will serve modern Midwestern cuisine with all ingredients strictly sourced from this region and prepared on a live-fire, Argentinian brasero-style hearth that can be seen from the dining room. Having worked both locally as the executive chef at the now-shuttered Bluestem and The American Restaurant and nationally at the acclaimed French Laundry in California, Longres will focus on hearty entrées featuring locally sourced beef, pork, chicken, duck and game, when in season. His dishes will use live-fire cooking to add flavor to each dish, with a fresh focus on sides that include handmade pastas and a rotating mix of seasonal vegetables. The bar program will have locally made beers and spirits with a thoughtful list of wines from around the world. Although his roots may be in fine dining, Acre will be a much more casual affair, as Longres wants his place to be a neighborhood spot where families can come and dine together. Acre, 6325 Lewis St., Parkville, Missouri

Brady & Fox: Opening this March

Chefs Shaun Brady and Graham Fox have been cooking together for many years – but always working for someone else. From their time at The Ambassador Hotel to Brady’s Tavern, these two friends

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Catskills holiday vacation spots say no to pot dispensaries

A few place communities in the northern Catskills have opted out of making it possible for marijuana dispensaries within just their borders.

The city boards of Hunter, Windham and Cairo all voted in opposition to the dispensaries, with elected officers stating they did not want to signal on to nearly anything before the state launched polices for the pot retailers, and noting the cities could constantly decide back in at a potential date. Numerous other municipalities in New York have carried out the similar as the deadline looms this week.

Previous Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation last March legalizing leisure cannabis and producing the Business office of Cannabis Administration to regulate it. On the other hand, the Hashish Handle Board, which is tasked with developing the polices, did not hold its to start with meeting right up until early October, and it is unfamiliar when they will launch laws on the awarding of dispensary licenses or what they will be.

Windham Town Supervisor John Hoyt voted to choose out of enabling pot outlets throughout a town board vote in early September.

“I’ll set it proper out there — any local community that opted in is really silly,” he stated, “because there is no assistance out there.”

Hoyt mentioned that whilst municipalities only have right until Dec. 31 to choose out, they can generally choose in at a foreseeable future date. Nonetheless, a municipality that does not opt out by the 31st can not reverse its place in the future and disallow the shops.

Hoyt also expressed reservations about cannabis itself and how his city, which he referred to as a “household community,” would adapt to it, stating that “people do not like drastic modify.”

“Men and women in our local community don’t want to stroll by and have to demonstrate to their 5-12 months-old what that odor is,” he stated.

The town, having said that, is also passing up a profits stream.

The state regulation signed in March lays out how cannabis will be taxed. A 13 percent excise tax will be extra on to all dispensary income, with

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Terrific Bay Condition spots to make getaway 7 days unforgettable

Are we definitely back to pondering adventures closer to home for a even though?

Thanks, omicron.

But we New Englanders are savvy, resourceful and tricky as nails.

We also occur to live where there is heaps to do and see and investigate inside of driving distance.

This holiday getaway 7 days, look at these excursions that will maintain the little ones fast paced and entertain the grownups as very well. All  make good day visits, are simple to entry and can make a holiday vacation week unforgettable.

Find out your interior paleontologist: No need to e book passage to the Sahara to learn dinosaurs and their heritage: Faneuil Hall is wherever it’s at with Dino Safari Boston: A Stroll-Via Journey (dinosafariboston.com).

Dinosaur fans of all ages have the possibility to learn about dino evolution around time along with the discoveries paleontologists have made about their conduct.

While it wows from start out to finish, it is also obtained severe science cred. The exhibit’s adviser is environment-renowned paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson.

You are going to see fossils, a lot of types of superior animatronic dinosaurs, and be invited to engage in interactive games.

The tour will take about an hour and charges $20 young children 2 and beneath are absolutely free. And because it is proper in the coronary heart of Boston, you can adhere to it up with a quick lunch proper at Faneuil Hall or a take a look at to the Boston Public Marketplace correct across the road.

Pro tip: Tickets are promoting speedily. Guide now for your experience.

A drive by way of the Berkshires on the way to or from the Mohawk Trail Point out Forest affords many opportunities to check out out other hikes or just acquire in the beautiful surroundings. (Photo courtesy Massachusetts Business of Journey and Tourism)

Get out, get moving: Winter season hikes are super entertaining, and a good way for children — and older people — to not only get out, breathe refreshing air and move, but also to master.

Massachusetts (and encompassing states) have a great number

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