Bay Area Lawmaker's Bill Extending To-Go Cocktail Sales For 5 Years Heads To Newsom's DeskA bill from a Bay Area lawmaker extending to-go cocktail sales, which have become a way to help bars and restaurants struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, is heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.
Bill to Help Restaurants Passes State Legislature A bill to help restaurants recover from pandemic losses is on its way to the governor's desk.
OpenTable Joins With Secure ID Firm CLEAR To Streamline Vaccine Verification For Diners, RestaurantsAs San Francisco and other major cities begin requiring proof of a COVID vaccination for indoor dining, online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable is partnering with secure identity firm CLEAR to help establishments check diners' vaccine status.
COVID: Bay Area Businesses Could Start Requiring Proof Of VaccinationSome Bay Area counties could adopt a policy similar to the one New York City is putting in place, requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining at restaurants, entry to gyms, and entry to other businesses,
COVID Surge: Mask Mandate Returns To Bay Area Businesses With No Limits On CapacityWhile the masks are back on, there will be no capacity limitation like earlier in the pandemic. The June 15 re-opening remains in place.
SF Supes Vote To Keep Pandemic-Era Parklets Making Outdoor Dining, Bars PermanentIt looks like those pandemic-era parklets for outdoor drinking and dining are here to stay, in San Francisco. The city's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make them permanent.
COVID Reopening: SF Restaurant Facing Mountain Of Debt, Forced To Adapt, Simplify MenuChef owner Dennis Lee started experimenting with the square shaped sourdough pizzas during the pandemic. It became a social media hit. But like many restaurants, debts loom overhead.
Berkeley Chef Opens Alameda County's 1st Home Restaurant Under New State LawAlameda County's first home restaurant opened its doors, or ovens so to speak, in Berkeley Thursday.
COVID Reopening: Pandemic Creates 'Employees Market' As Demand For Workers Exceeds SupplyOn the first day of California’s post-COVID grand reopening, demand for food service and hospitality workers continues to constrain the ability of restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity.
California To Allow Expanded Outdoor Dining, To-Go Cocktails Past June 15 Reopening Of StateCalifornia will continue to allow outdoor dining expansions and parklets past the June 15 date of the state's reopening as part of a plan to boost restaurant business, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
COVID: Santa Clara County Restaurants Happy About Reduced Restrictions of Yellow TierSanta Clara County on Wednesday morning became the third Bay Area county to enter the least-restrictive Yellow Tier, with many restaurant owners breathing a sigh of relief at being able to increase their indoor capacity.
COVID Recovery: California Restaurants Expect Rebound To Take YearsNearly a third of California's restaurants permanently closed and two-thirds of workers at least temporarily lost their jobs as the pandemic set in more than a year ago.
Bay Area Restaurant Owners, Operators Face Charges on Tax, Labor PracticesThree people have been arraigned in connection to tax evasion and labor law violations at Japanese restaurants in San Jose, Concord and Daly City that they owned and operated.
COVID Recovery: State Senate Approves Plan To Permanently Allow To-Go Cocktail Sales In CaliforniaA proposal in the California legislature to permanently allow to-go cocktail sales, which began as a measure to help struggling bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, moves closer to approval.
COVID Recovery: Bay Area Restaurants Struggle To Hire Staff Ahead Of Likely Big Mother's Day WeekendAhead of what is expected to be a big Mother's Day weekend for restaurants in the Bay Area, likely the biggest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many establishments are struggling to find workers.