Outdoor Dining No Panacea for SF Restaurants Suffering Pandemic Revenue PlungeSan Francisco restaurant sales have dropped 91 percent since the pandemic began, a new survey shows, and almost half of the city's eateries are closed, temporarily or permanently.
Reeling From Virus and Heat Wave, Outdoor Restaurants Grapple With Smoke HazardRestaurants have been struggling to get by in these extraordinarily challenging times. After dealing with the recent blistering heat wave, businesses are now taking yet another hit.
North Beach Neighbors Band Together to Boost Restaurants' Business With Volunteer DeliveriesRestaurants have been hit hard during the pandemic but one neighborhood in San Francisco is banding together to help them -- perhaps setting an example for the entire Bay Area.
4 Cities Will Support Outdoor Dining Despite Alameda County SuspensionFour cities in Alameda County pushed back on Saturday after the Alameda County Health Department suspended outdoor dining due to stricter state guidance.
San Rafael Boosts Outdoor Dining as New Virus Cases Prompt Reopening RollbacksSan Rafael's Dining Under the Lights is a weekly event and is expected to last through the summer, so long as restrictions are not tightened again.
Gov. Newsom Orders Bars in 7 Counties to Close, Urges Contra Costa, Santa Clara to Follow SuitGov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars that have opened in seven California counties to immediately close and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same
Alameda County Heath Department Eases Stay-at-Home Order to Allow More Businesses to OpenAlameda County now allows outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor museums and indoor retail stores including malls to operate.
Napa Valley Pizza Chef's Online Italian Food Cooking Demos Draw Worldwide AudienceA celebrated Napa Valley chef offered a simple online cooking class to draw business to his pizza restaurant and it has become so popular that people now tune in from around the world.
Famed Bay Area Restaurateur Leads Chefs Suing Insurers Over Denied Virus ClaimsLed by Thomas Keller, who made Yountville's The French Laundry a world-famous landmark of fine dining, a group of chefs who say they have paid millions in insurance premiums over the years are now organizing to demand their claims be paid.
How Can Restaurants Recover From Coronavirus?Jason Bowell, assistant general manager of New York's venerable Beatrice Inn and restaurant industry veteran, sees staff retention as key to a strong comeback.
For South Bay Restaurants Struggling to Survive, Take-Out Is Both Lifeline and TightropeThe statewide stay-at-home order is causing business owners to think outside the box to keep their doors open or, for some, to keep up with demand.
Robert & Andrea Sundell From Pläj Bring Scandinavian Cuisine To Bay Area Food LoversRobert & Andrea Sundell of Pläj talk about all the good things happening since they first opened their Scandinavian restaurant in San Francisco.
Restaurant Beloved by Richmond Community Set to CloseAn Italian restaurant, whose owner has made her establishment a hub of community service, is about to shut down, another victim of soaring Bay Area rental rates.
Travel On A Budget This Labor Day WeekendHere are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
Best Restaurants In San Francisco Open For Thanksgiving In 2012So you don’t want to spend hours slaving over the stove cooking the big Thanksgiving meal. That doesn’t mean you should be relegated to lousy premade food or frozen meals. Here are some of the top San Francisco locations to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this year.