With water, heat, and electricity still scarce some Texans are hoping to rely on restaurants or other private enterprises for their food and warmth as the Hustonia Magazine put it in their article on Valentines day. in it they say:
“With water still scarce (especially clean, hot water), and some power outages in the city, some restaurants and bars remain closed. Others keep plugging, and if you can, you may want to support them with a to-go meal tonight.
The following restaurants that are either opening on Friday or their openings came in late for the last publication of this piece. Please refer to the list from February 18 to see more restaurants that should be open (a good idea is to call a restaurant to confirm it’s still open); if a restaurant has closed, we’ll update the list with that information.”
The full article includes a list of establishments that are braving the cold and keeping it business as usual. Not all Texas restaurants are so lucky however as many had to close up for Valentines Day due to the devastating weather conditions according to a Dallas Morning News article from February 14th. In it they say:
“Frigid temperatures and icy roads on Valentine’s Day broke Dallas restaurant owners’ hearts.
After what Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier describes as a “nightmare” 2020, hundreds of Dallas-area restaurants hoped for an uptick in sales on Valentine’s Day. But unprecedented weather conditions forced Jerrier to temporarily close eight Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants: six Cane Rossos and two Zoli’s.”
Jerrier says he lost about $100,000 because of the closures, as his business missed out on a huge holiday boom.