Pot au Feu owner hopes contest essay can be a “lifeline”

BOB BURKE, owner of Pot au Feu Restaurant in Providence, submitted an essay into Barclays Bank's COVID-19 Essay Contest and is among the top 10 finalists for a $50,000 grand prize. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
BOB BURKE, owner of Pot au Feu Restaurant in Providence, submitted an essay into Barclays Bank's COVID-19 Essay Contest and is among the top 10 finalists for a $50,000 grand prize. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Pot au Feu Restaurant owner Bob Burke's heartfelt tribute to his employees for their response to COVID-19 has him in the running for a $50,000 prize he says would be a much-needed "lifeline" during the ongoing pandemic. The longtime restaurateur's 548-word essay is among the top 10 national finalists in Barclays Bank’s 2020…

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