Restaurants

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Berkeley Restaurants Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Berkeley to $10.55 per hour will make it difficult for restaurants and small businesses to compete with large chains, small business owners said Wednesday.

07/25/2013

Shark Fins

California Shark Fin Ban Goes Into Effect Despite Ongoing Legal Battle

A new state law banning the possession or sale of shark fins took effect Monday although local Chinese neighborhood groups continued to fight the legislation in federal court and are holding a noon rally in Oakland’s Chinatown.

07/01/2013

A fire damaged Chez Panisse in Berkeley early Friday morning.  (CBS)

Chez Panisse Re-Opens Monday With New Interior, Same Menu

After closing because of a destructive fire in early March, Berkeley’s famous gourmet restaurant, Chez Panisse, is ready to open its doors come Monday.

06/21/2013

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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

polystyrene, styrofoam

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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