VIDEO | Colorado Springs restaurant using new methods to rebound, expand amid pandemic
July 1, 2020
For years, Red Gravy has been serving the community, but now they’re serving them in a new way.
The Italian restaurant is providing meals to healthcare workers, first responders, emergency personnel and pivoting to online delivery.
Eric Brenner, chef and owner of Red Gravy, says it’s helped during these uncertain times.
“There were some weeks when we didn’t know if we were going to meet our basic needs,” said Brenner.
VIDEO | Colorado Springs explores opening outdoor spaces for restaurants
Fox 21 News
May 21, 2020
When restrictions to tame the spread of COVID––19 was first implemented, restaurants were hit hard and hit quickly. Dining rooms were closed overnight while business owners scrambled to retrofit a take-out business model to try to stay alive.
“Our dining room is now the entire city,” Eric Brenner said. “This new world has caused us, forced us really, to be innovative to find new ways to deliver the product, find new ways to get the product to customers, find new ways to get customers, and bring them to us.”
Red Gravy launches Meals to Heal to feed healthcare industry, keep jobs
by Matthew Schniper @ Colorado Springs Indy
March 26, 2020
“We are trying to survive and help everyone at the same time. Putting our oxygen on ourselves before we help others … chefs are innately problems solvers, we’re savvy and we can get stuff done.”
That’s Red Gravy chef Eric Brenner, telling me how Chef José Andrés’ book We Fed an Island in-part inspired him to launch Meals to Heal, a local GoFundMe initiative to aid two frontline industries at once: the (overwhelmed) healthcare and (beleaguered) restaurant industries.
“This effort is designed to provide food for our healthcare workers, first responders and emergency services personnel while simultaneously supporting our restaurants and foodservice business community,” he explains on the page. He hopes to pioneer the model, then “try and export it to other interested restaurants.”
Bite Into This: Red Gravy
by Mia Atkins
Mar 20, 2020
Check out this week’s Bite Into This from Producer Crystal! This week she went to Red Gravy, a local modern Italian Restaurant!
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