2020 has been a strange year for restaurant owners, chefs, bar owners, and foodies alike. As one McKinney chef, Local Yocal’s Adam West said, in March they were all waiting with baited breath to see what the pandemic would bring. “How long will it take [to reopen]?” he asked as the shutdown began. “No one has the answer. It’s really sobering.”

All in all, 2020 brought changes to culinary culture, from the boom of curbside kits, stocked with enough food for an army–also toilet paper–to the slew of bars reassigning themselves as restaurants to survive.

These were the top five most read food stories of 2020:

  1. Eataly Dallas, an Italian Market, Opens Tomorrow. Here’s Your Shopping Guide.
  2. The Cookie Society, a Frisco-based Bakery, Is One of Oprah’s Favorite Things
  3. The Biscuit Bar Owners Announce a March of Dimes Fundraiser Honoring Their Late Daughter
  4. Frisco’s Traveling Hibachi Chef Brings Fine Dining To Your Backyard
  5. Why Jollibee’s New Plano Location Is So Exciting