With the onset of Covid 19, life has certainly changed in the restaurant industry. Since dining in is no longer an option, restaurants, especially the small, locally owned ones, have had to get creative in order to survive.

Lindsey Wallace, owner of Pete’s Thai, said they immediately began a delivery service and they then “blasted social media to get the word out.” She was determined to do everything in her power to keep going. Lindsey credits the Dubuque community for helping during this difficult time, saying, “Luckily, we have good clientele, and they have supported us.” Proudly, she added that she has been able to keep her entire staff employed. During the duration of the pandemic, Pete’s will continue to offer takeout, curbside, and free delivery.

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Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.


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