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每日英語跟讀 Ep.1001: 寒冬抗疫 美國推廣戶外用餐

通勤學英語
2020-12-06
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--------- 【VoiceTube Vclass 九粒 Jolie 的生活英文口說入門課】 課程購買連結:https://bit.ly/3pI4I6x 早鳥五折12/9(週三)止 課程特色: 7 大生活情境英文單字庫 最道地的美式發音 自學也能像出國回來一樣 --------- 每日英語跟讀 Ep.1000: Restaurants Have Lavish Setups for Outdoor Winter Dining A Latin fusion restaurant in Queens will serve crispy arepa cups and ropa vieja at an outdoor dining chalet with rustic wood beams and sparkling chandeliers. 紐約皇后區一間拉丁無國界料理餐廳,將在有鄉村風木梁和閃亮枝形吊燈的戶外用餐木屋裡,提供杯裝的酥脆玉米餅和燉手撕牛肉。 In the Bronx, an Italian place has winter-proofed its back patio with Plexiglas walls and electric heaters, along with festive vines with pink flowers. 在布朗克斯區,一間義大利餐廳在後院築起塑膠玻璃牆並放上電熱器防寒,同時飾以帶有節慶氣氛的粉紅花朵藤蔓。 And a Manhattan bistro is handing out silver space blankets to shivering diners. 曼哈坦區一家餐酒館還發放銀色太空毯,讓冷得發抖的客人保暖。 A pandemic that has upended much of life in New York is now ushering in something the city has never really tried: dining by snow and ice. Or, as some restaurants are telling customers, the new BYOB is bring your own blanket. 新冠肺炎疫情大大顛覆紐約人的生活,如今又把這座城市從未真正試過的東西引了進來,就是在冰天雪地中用餐,或者就像一些餐廳告訴客人的,「請自帶酒水」變成了「請自備毛毯」。 The explosion of outdoor dining has been a savior for more than 10,000 restaurants and bars that have taken over sidewalks, streets and public spaces to try to keep their businesses afloat. It has been so popular that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are making outdoor dining permanent. 戶外用餐激增,拯救了紐約逾萬家餐廳和酒吧,這些店家占用人行道、大街和公共空間以求生。戶外用餐大受歡迎,以致市長白思豪和市議會決定讓它合法化。 But year-round dining outside is untested in the city’s bone-chilling winters, and has created daunting challenges for an industry fighting to survive. 不過,戶外用餐還沒接受紐約寒冬的考驗,對奮力求存的餐飲業是可怕的挑戰。 “Are we going to have a mild winter or a harsh one?” said Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, an industry group. “It’s a gamble. With so much uncertainty about the weather and diner behavior, it’s a risk.” 同業團體紐約市餐飲業聯合會主席里吉說:「今年冬天會溫和還是很冷?只能賭一賭。關於天氣和客人行為有這麼多不確定性,這是在冒險。」 While a financial imperative for restaurants, enclosing outdoor areas for winter has raised health concerns as coronavirus cases in New York have started to rise again. Protecting patrons from the elements has led some restaurants to create shelters that lack sufficient ventilation, raising the risk of transmission. 餐廳把戶外用餐區圍起來以免客人受寒,雖然對生意非常重要,卻在紐約新冠病例再度激增之際引發公共衛生疑慮。一些餐廳為保護客人不受惡劣天氣影響而圍出通風不良的區域,提高了疫情傳播的風險。 Outdoor heaters — including propane heaters that had been banned in the city but are now permitted as a way to help restaurants — could also pose fire hazards. 戶外暖爐,包括紐約原本禁用、為幫助餐廳經營而暫且開放使用的丙烷暖爐,還可能引起火災。 Still, with restaurants having few options to make money, New York and other cities are forging ahead with winter outdoor dining.Chicago held a design challenge that drew ideas like a Japanese-style heated table and a modular cabin inspired by ice-fishing huts that fits on a parking spot. 不過,由於餐廳賺錢方式非常有限,紐約等城市仍大力發展冬季戶外用餐。芝加哥辦了場戶外用餐設計比賽,吸引的點子包括:日式暖爐桌和模組小屋,以冰釣小屋為靈感,占地相當於一個停車位。 In New York, the multibillion-dollar restaurant industry, one of the city’s most important economic pillars, has been decimated by the pandemic. Indoor dining has resumed, but at only 25% capacity. 營業額數十億美元的餐館業是紐約經濟支柱,受到疫情重創,雖然已恢復內用,但只能開放25%的座位。 Source article: https://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0067/359491/web/ 每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab 每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense 用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。

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