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Hotel And Restaurant Boom A Sign Bay Area Economy Is Thriving

In Santa Clara, the demand for hotel rooms is leading the surge in new construction projects and is another sign the Bay Area economy is booming.

05/28/2013

A skewer of farm-raised African lion meat being served at Mokatanya Yakitori Restaurant in Burlingame. (CBS)

Burlingame Restaurant Pulls Lion Meat From Menu After Uproar

A restaurant on the Peninsula that offers several exotic animals on the menu has stopped serving lion meat after an uproar online.

05/22/2013

A skewer of farm-raised African lion meat being served at Mokatanya Yakitori Restaurant in Burlingame. (CBS)

Burlingame Restaurant Offers Lion Meat Amid Controversy

A restaurant on the Peninsula known for its exotic fare has caused a bit of an uproar over a new menu item. For foodies who are interested in the controversial dish, it does not come cheap.

05/17/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Expanding Alcohol Service To 4 A.M.

Senate Bill 635, authored by state Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would let certain businesses provide beverage service until 4 a.m., two hours later than currently allowed under state law.

03/13/2013

A restaurant undergoes inspection. (Contra Costa Health Services)

New Smartphone App To Reveal History of Contra Costa Co. Restaurant Health Code Inspections

If you’ve ever wondered about the cleanliness of a particular food establishment in Contra Costa County you will soon have access to that information in the form of an app.

03/13/2013

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San Jose Moves Closer To Banning Styrofoam Containers

Foam food containers are closer to becoming a thing of the past in San Jose after the city council voted Tuesday to pursue phasing out polystyrene foam use in the city’s restaurants.

02/27/2013

A waiter serves lunch to restaurant customers. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Restaurants Face Deadline To Clear Healthy SF Discrepancies

Dozens of San Francisco restaurants accused of overcharging customers to cover employees’ health care have less than two months left to clear their names or face prosecution.

02/21/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: Healthy SF Law Creating Enforcement Battle Lines

Sour grapes are growing between San Francisco City Hall and restaurateurs over what critics say is a confusing and badly written law.

02/19/2013

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San Francisco Restaurants Probed Over Health Care Fees

Dozens of San Francisco restaurants are under investigation for exploiting a new city program by keeping customer surcharges instead of spending them on employee health care.

01/25/2013

A restaurant inspection score displayed on Yelp. (CNET/Yelp)

Yelp Begins Listing Restaurant Health Inspection Records In SF

Yelp plans to shine a bright light on kitchen conditions with the addition of restaurant hygiene scores.

01/17/2013

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