February 23, 2024
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COVID-19 pandemic forces restaurants to be creative


Jim Rice and Linda Jordan opened Peirano’s Market and Delicatessen in downtown Ventura last fall. They planned on serving Italian deli specialties like antipasto in a fast-casual dining atmosphere. After COVID-19 hit, the owners transformed the operation and partnered with World Central Kitchen, a crisis-response food organization designed to help communities and independent restaurants stay…


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