COVID-19 Reopening: San Francisco Officials Forced To Delay Reopening Indoor Dining, Outdoor BarsCiting an uptick in new COVID-19 cases, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday that she was delaying the scheduled July 13th reopening of outdoor bars and indoor restaurant dining.
Reopening: Fine Dining Restaurants Find New Ways In COVID-19 Era To SurviveRenowned San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn was huddled with staff one day in mid-March when she learned that coronavirus restrictions would close the dining room at her celebrated restaurant, Atelier Crenn. Immediately, everyone started brainstorming.
San Francisco Restaurants Enter Coronavirus Era With Al Fresco DiningOn Friday, COVID-19 health restrictions in San Francisco were relaxed enough to allow outdoor dining at restaurants. Customers were lining in the city to learn what it takes to make al fresco dining work in the age of social distancing.
Reopening: Outdoor Dining Returns To San Francisco's Famed Restaurant SceneAfter months of being limited to take-out service, San Francisco's struggling restaurant scene got the first real signs of hope of a rebound from the financial woes caused by the COVID-19 shutdown Friday as officials allowed them to reopen for outdoor dining service.
Popular Dim Sum Restaurant On Santana Row Closing For Good Due To COVID-19A long-time tenant at a popular South Bay outdoor mall is closing its doors for good because of the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, the owners confirmed Wednesday.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Climb As Restaurants Reopen To Outdoor Diners In SouthbaySanta Clara County officials are keeping an eye on a rising key indicator in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Reopening: San Francisco To Allow Outdoor Dining Beginning On FridayMayor London Breed continued the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday, announcing that San Francisco dine-in restaurants will be allowed to begin outdoor dining for the upcoming weekend.
Reopening: Happy Diners Flock To Reopened Napa County RestaurantsDiners flocked to Napa County restaurants for the first time since mid-March Sunday, enjoying their first dine-in meal since shelter-in-place restrictions were eased as part of Phase 2 reopening.
Bay Area Cafe Chain Specialty Gives Away Free Cookie Dough As FarewellThe Pleasanton-based chain Specialty's Cafe and Bakery closed its doors this week, but before the business bid its final farewell, it offered one last treat to its customers Thursday at its warehouse in Redwood City.
Reopening: Napa Restaurateur's Two-Month Wait To Reopen To Diners Comes To An EndDishes were being served up at restaurants in Napa County Wednesday night as it became the first county in the San Francisco Bay Area to allow dine-in service.
Industry Survey Paints Dire Picture Of COVID-19's Impact On Bay Area RestaurantsIt’s the first in-depth look at how San Francisco restaurants are doing since shelter in place orders suddenly shut businesses down. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association survey representing more than 400 restaurants in the Bay Area paints a dire picture.
Pleasanton-Based Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Becomes Latest COVID-19 Shutdown VictimSpecialty's Cafe & Bakery, a Pleasanton-based chain that had locations around the West Coast and as far away as Chicago, announced Sunday that it is going out of business after 33 years, an apparent victim of the coronavirus pandemic.
Al Fresco Tables In Streets May Give North Beach Restaurants More Breathing SpaceNorth Beach restaurant and businesses say they need breathing room in the era of COVID-19 social distancing and the North Beach Business Association has voted unanimously to do just that.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Releases New Guidelines for Dine-In RestaurantsGov. Gavin Newsom has released new guidelines for resuming sit-down dining, but it will still be awhile before San Francisco Bay Area restaurants will be re-opening. The governor said counties will have to meet certain benchmarks first.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Reopening Plans Involving RestaurantsGov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce plans to open some restaurants and malls in certain counties on Tuesday.