San Mateo Restaurant Bans Patrons Wearing MAGA HatsKPIX 5's Len Ramirez reports from Wursthall Restaurant in San Mateo where showing up in a "Make America Great Again" cap will get you shown the door. (1-31-19)
Berkeley Barbecue Restaurant Hit With Neighbors' Complaints About Smoke, SmellsKC's BBQ in Berkeley, a family-owned restaurant, is fending off complaints from neighbors who have a beef with all the barbeque smoke. Da Lin reports. (1-17-19)
Spengers Auction Features Rare Japanese VaseA prop that stood for decades inside a beloved East Bay seafood restaurant turns out to be a rare and important piece of art. Don Ford reports. (1-10-19)
What Was Open on Christmas Day? Not a LotKPIX 5's Don Ford went on the hunt for retail and dining establishments that stayed open on a bright, clear Christmas Day around the bay. (12-25-18)
Shake Shack Set to Open 1st Bay Area Outlet in Palo AltoShake Shack will open its first Bay Area restaurant Dec. 15 at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Da Lin reports. (12-13-18)
Leaky Storm Drain Floods Popular Restaurant in S.F. North BeachDrains and pipes that clogged or cracked during the dry months are causing big problems now. One example - the Mona Lisa restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach where a broken storm drain pipe flooded the dining room. Wilson Walker reports. (11-23-18)
Outdoor Diners in South Bay Driven Away by Unhealthy AirSan Jose's Santana Row was full of empty patios on what would normally be a busy Friday night. Maria Medina reports. (11-16-18)
Football or Food Ball? It's the Battle of the Chefs at Levi's StadiumA final crossbay battle between the Raiders and 49ers played out at Levi's Stadium Thursday evening. But off the field there was another friendly faceoff between chefs representing Oakland and San Francisco. Betty Yu reports. (11-1-18)
Spenger’s Fish Grotto in Berkeley ClosesCustomers who visited the restaurant Wednesday were surprised to discover a note on the door saying the seafood restaurant had permanently closed. Don Ford reports. (10-25-18)
S.F. Planning Commission Votes to Limit Bars to Slow Mission District GentrificationSan Francisco's planning commission voted unanimously to limit the number of restaurants that serve alcohol in the Mission District. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-19-18)
Accused of Misconduct, Oakland Chef Promises to Change Upon Return to RestaurantEmbattled Oakland chef Charlie Hallowell is serving up an olive branch as he prepares to return to his restaurant empire. Susie Steimle reports. (10-12-18)
Walnut Creek Whole Foods Gives Mom 'n' Pop Eateries the BootAngry customers say the new Whole Foods in Walnut Creek is about to cost them some of their favorite foods by blocking lease extensions for several family-run restaurants. Da Lin reports. (10-11-18)
San Francisco Restaurants Up Their Green Game for Global Climate SummitDozens of San Francisco restaurants, including Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions, are pledging to go "low-carbon." KPIX 5's Betty Yu reports on the culinary contribution to the Global Climate summit. (9-13-18)
Eatery, Cannabis Dispensary Sharing Same Name Confound CustomersThe owner of Fume Bistro & Bar in Napa is fuming. He says a cannabis dispensary with a similar name "Napa Valley Fume" just started selling and delivering marijuana products to Napa county and he wants to clear up customers' confusion. Mary Lee reports. (9-3-18)
Businesses Band Together to Lure Locals to Fisherman's WharfNot many people in San Francisco make it a priority to visit Fisherman's Wharf but, as KPIX 5's Susie Steimle reports, luring locals is part of the new business plan. (8-31-18)
Head of State Democratic Party Calls Out In-N-Out Burger for Campaign ContributionsThe leader of the state Democratic Party is targeting the iconic California burger chain saying he's not happy that In-N-Out has been contributing to Republican campaigns. Mary Lee reports. (8-30-18)
Redwood City Residents Oppose Coffee Stand's Bikini-Clad BaristasA Peninsula neighborhood is trying to shut down plans to open a new drive-through coffee operation where customers are served by scantily-clad baristas. Opponents say they’re not anti-business but argue the baristas wearing bikinis at Pink Pantherz Espresso are too hot to handle. Maria Medina reports. (8-17-18)
Landmark S.F. Restaurant, Closed Since 2007, Struggles to ReopenJulius' Castle on Telegraph Hill has won city approval to reopen but neighbors are opposed. Wilson Walker spoke with the owner about the battle that's been dragging on for years. (7-20-18)
Beloved Oakland Restaurant Closes After 91 YearsMexicali Rose has been serving up food to devoted diners for more than nine decades. On Friday evening it will serve its last meal. Julie Watts reports. (6-29-18)
SFO Restaurants Struggle to Staff UpThe Bay Area's sky-high housing prices have made it hard to fill low-wage jobs. It's become such a problem at SFO that restaurants are paying people just to interview. Susie Steimle reports. (6-29-18)
Swan Oyster Depot, Favored by Anthony Bourdain, Mourns Loss of Famous ChefThe sudden death of author, culinary star and television personality Anthony Bourdain in an apparent suicide early Friday left those who work at his favorite San Francisco restaurant in shock. Susie Steimle reports. (6-8-18)
Beloved Richmond Restaurant 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 rents. John Ramos reports. (5-27-18)
Fine Cannabis Cuisine May Be The Next Big Thing In SFSome of San Francisco's most creative chefs are hopping on the marijuana bandwagon. Betty Yu shows us one chef who is fusing his vast culinary knowledge with cannabis.
Popular Berkeley Cafe Abruptly ClosesThe Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley has suddenly shut down. Some suspect it may be linked to allegations of racial insensitivity first reported in 2015. Da Lin reports. (4-20-18)

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