South Bay Restaurants Donate Portion of Purchases Toward Texas Disaster ReliefA South Bay restaurateur is donating $1 for every entree sold at her Los Gatos and San Jose restaurants on Friday and Saturday this and next weekend to help storm-stricken Texans.
San Leandro Used-Equipment Warehouse Shows Pandemic's Toll on RestaurantsThe pandemic’s heavy toll on the restaurant industry can be seen in Jose Bonilla Jr.’s cavernous San Leandro warehouse, which is packed with industrial ovens, grills, mixers, refrigerators, dining tables and chairs.
South Bay Chefs Turn Their Restaurants Inside-Out, Comp a Furloughed Worker With Each Paid MealThese have been tough days for the food service business but one chef in San Jose has been operating a unique kitchen to help struggling restaurants and their laid-off workers.
San Mateo City Leaders Mull Making Outdoor Downtown Dining Spaces PermanentDuring the pandemic, restaurants in San Mateo have added thousands of square feet of outdoor dining space. Now city leaders are wondering: should this be made permanent?
North Bay Restaurants Challenge State to Show Data Supporting COVID ClosureAs California’s stay-at-home order continues, businesses and health experts alike are demanding to see the data that justifies it. So far, state officials are keeping most of it to themselves.
Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open.
COVID Restrictions: Several Danville Restaurants Defy Outdoor-Dining BanOutdoor dining is banned by the COVID stay-at-home order, but some East Bay restaurants are still serving customers in defiance, with owners saying it's worth getting fined.
COVID Restrictions: Exasperated Bay Area Restaurant Owners Consider Defiance Of Shutdown OrdersRestaurant owners across the Bay Area on Monday said their long simmering fear and frustration over COVID restrictions has finally boiled over, becoming red-hot anger mixed with thoughts of open defiance of public health orders.
SF Indoor Dining Ban Wallops Indian Restaurants on First Day of DiwaliA ban on indoor dining is now in effect in San Francisco and it could hardly come at a worse time for Indian restaurants on the first day of the Diwali holiday festival of light.
Cold Weather Chills Business at Outdoor Dining Venues in San FranciscoFriday was the first real test of people's willingness to eat outdoors on a cold night in San Francisco's Mission District.
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.