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Lien Ta Of LA Restaurant All Day Baby Makes An Appearance At The 2020 DNC

Restaurateur Lien Ta speaks in the video "America Recovering: Stories of Survival," played at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. (Screengrab)
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If you caught any of the Democratic National Convention's third night on Wednesday, you might have spotted Los Angeles restaurateur Lien Ta, owner of All Day Baby in Silver Lake and the recently shuttered Here's Looking At You in Koreatown.

Ta was featured, along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials, in America Recovering: Stories of Survival. The video documents the struggles of small business owners during the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's always really hard for restaurants to begin," Ta says in the clip. She notes that the same day the virus was announced as a global pandemic, All Day Baby received a positive review in the Los Angeles Times.

She says the first decision she had to make was to furlough all of her employees.

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"At this point, I don't even see myself in business next month," Ta goes on to say.

In the video, Garcetti also talks to All Day Baby bartender Jorge Figueroa, who says, "It's more difficult, a lot more work. I'm going to do everything possible to save the restaurant."

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