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Phoenix magazine food critic dishes out best pandemic dining practices

Up until very recently, it felt like we had figured out how to stay safe while getting back to our normal lives, including eating out in restaurants. But chilly temperatures, a massive new COVID-19 surge and the super contagious omicron variant have changed that.

One person who can’t stay home and cook is Nikki Buchanan, restaurant critic for Phoenix magazine.

The Show spoke with her to learn about what it looks like out there at the moment, and how she’s navigating the dining waters to try to stay safe.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.