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.
COVID Recovery: Reopening Restaurants Facing Industry-Wide Staffing ShortageAs Bay Area restaurants look to reopening and seeing more customers, many are also scrambling to find workers to service them. The labor pool has gotten even tighter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID: Plan To Keep San Pedro Street Closed To Traffic Has Strong Support From BusinessesThe city council is studying an idea to create a new pedestrian mall on San Pedro Street between Santa Clara Street and W St. John Street.
Restaurants Reopening: Where Do They Stand, And How Do They Recover From COVID?As vaccinations continue and the economy opens up, restaurants, which have suffered during COVID, look for the way forward.
'Days Like This Help:' Bay Area's Warm Spring Weather Makes Orange Tier Days Even BrighterAlameda County‘s first full day in the Orange Tier was amidst an early spring heat wave that brought record breaking temperatures across the Bay Area, further lightening the mood after a year of lockdowns, zoom classes, and sheltering in place.
COVID: Workers Returning To San Francisco Will Find 'The City' Has Really ChangedAs businesses begin to reopen in San Francisco, at some point, a lot of people are going to be returning to work. When they do, there will be some shocks and surprises awaiting them in the City by the Bay.