Restaurants

Plastic straws picked up from the beaches in Bolinas over the span of a week in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Heather Itzla)

San Anselmo High School Students Urge Restaurants To Stop Using Plastic Straws

The “Straws Upon Request” campaign aims to replace plastic straws with compostable paper straws in an effort to help the environment.

03/25/2015

A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California May Impose Stricter Water Rules, $500 Fines For Watering Plants More Than 2 Days A Week

After another historically dry winter, California is set to really clamp down on water wasters. For those who don’t go along, the state could put a big drain on your wallet.

03/12/2015

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Chefs Challenge Yelp With Startup Focused On Restaurant Recommendations, Not Reviews

Two Bay Area brothers are recruiting top foodies for anti-Yelp app that’s taking the restaurant scene by storm.

03/04/2015

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SF Ferry Building Developers Sign On To Bring Waterfront Public Market To Jack London Square

The hope is that Water Street Market will rival the Ferry Building and Oxbow Market in Napa, but with an East Bay feel.

03/04/2015

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Get Ready To Pay More At Oakland Restaurants As Minimum Wage Law Kicks In

The minimum wage in Oakland will jump $3 in less than weeks and restaurants from Piedmont to Jack London Square are still figuring out how they are going to stay alive.

02/19/2015

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Be Prepared To Pay $888 Before Eating At San Francisco’s Most Expensive Restaurant

Saison, San Francisco’s most expensive restaurant, is now on the growing list of Bay Area venues requiring guests to pay for dinner in full before ever stepping foot inside.

02/06/2015

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San Francisco Restaurant Throws Bay Area’s First ‘Doggie Brunch’ To Celebrate New California Law

An organic San Francisco restaurant is celebrating the Jan. 1 launch of a new California law that finally allows dogs in restaurant’s outside dining areas by throwing the Bay Area’s very first doggie brunch.

01/19/2015

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Businesses Along San Francisco Waterfront Prepare For Thousands Of New Year’s Eve Revelers

Restaurants along the Embarcadero are gearing up for what is expected to be one of the busiest nights of the year.

12/31/2014

Used styrofoam cups are seen on the streets. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Styrofoam Ban Starts In January For San Jose Restaurants, Markets

Local restaurants, markets and street food vendors in San Jose will no longer be using foam and Styrofoam containers for food and beverages starting in the new year.

12/30/2014

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Some Bay Area Restaurants To Begin Adding Flat 20 Percent Surcharge Instead Of Tips

A handful of Bay Area restaurants will begin adding a service charge to the price of meals in lieu of tips, according to a published report.

10/24/2014

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