San Francisco has the third highest COVID transmission rate in California and the Omicron variant hasn't even peaked. Betty Yu tells us it is already hitting the restaurant industry hard.

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COVID: SF Restaurants Reeling Due To Increasing Case Rates, Omicron Spreading FastSan Francisco has the third highest COVID transmission rate in California and the Omicron variant hasn't even peaked. Betty Yu tells us it is already hitting the restaurant industry hard.
Perfect Pairings From Jeff Zapelli Of WALT WinesJeff Zapelli, General Manager of WALT Wines in Sonoma talks about perfect wine parings for the holidays and upcoming contests and events .
Find The Perfect Cake With Paris BaguetteYvette Castillo, Senior Research & Development Manager at Paris Baguette explains how to choose the perfect cake for any occasion.
Century-Old San Francisco Bakery Set to CloseA San Francisco bakery that makes traditional rice cakes called mochi will be closing after more than 100 years. Kenny Choi reports. (12-30-21)
SFPD Plays Grinch, Citing Unlicensed Food Vendors in Union SquareSan Francisco launched a crackdown on unlicensed street vendors -- particularly those selling food -- in the downtown shopping district Sunday. Da Lin reports from Union Square. (12-19-21)
Holiday Pairings From Chef Leilani Baugh Of Magnolia Street Wine Lounge & KitchenChef Leilani Baugh, chef, owner of Magnolia Street Wine Lounge & Kitchen and Roux & Vine Catering shares holiday wine pairings from a few of her favorite vintners with BR's Jan Mabry. Visit Magnolia Bar Lounge & Kitchen, located at 3443 San Pablo Ave in Oakland, inside the historic California Hotel. For more information, visit
Bay Area Grocery Stores Compete to Keep Prices Down, Shelves StockedWith a week to go till Thanksgiving will supply chain challenges leave us without some of our holiday favorites? Shawn Chitniss went shopping in Sunnyvale to find out. (11-18-21)
Don't Miss The San Francisco Coffee FestivalMaster roasters Jen Apodaca of Mother Tongue Coffee and Red Whale Coffee's Sean Boyd talk about the art of coffee and the San Francisco Coffee Festival, happening Nov. 13 & 14 at Fort Mason Center for the Arts. For more info visit
The Haute Bar's Heather Smith Shares Healthy-ish Snacks & Meals Trending NowHeather Smith, nutrition and lifestyle expert from theHAUTEbar shows Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese some healthy-ish, delicious snacks and meals. Check out Heather and get more tips at
Vern Glenn Visits Gregory's Gourmet Desserts In OaklandVern Glenn shows us the sweet success of Gregory's Gourmet Desserts in Oakland. For more information go to
Shoppers May Find Higher Prices, Short Supply At Grocery Store This ThanksgivingShoppers may encounter difficulty finding some traditional items this Thanksgiving. Kenny Choi tells us they should go early and be prepared to pay higher prices.
Caldor Fire Smoke Gives Unwelcome Bouquet to El Dorado County Wine GrapesSmoke from the Caldor Fire can be smelled or tasted in some grapes harvested in El Dorado County but they won’t make it in the bottle. (11-6-21)
Fruit Fly Infestation Puts Much of San Jose Under QuarantineA fruit fly quarantine now in effect will affect a lot of backyard fruit growers in the Santa Clara Valley. Len Ramirez reports. (10-8-21)
Warriors Fans Can Enjoy New Food & Drink Items On Menu At Chase CenterFans will see dozens of new gourmet items on the menu at Chase Center at the Warriors preseason opener. Betty Yu got a preview of the new food and drink options debuting Wednesday night..
Caldor Fire Impacts This Year’s Grape HarvestThe Caldor Fire caused some major problems for this year’s grape harvest that could trickle down to wine lovers. Rachel Wulff reports. (9-30-21)
Grilling Tips From Chef Darryl Bell, Owner Of Stateline Road 816 BBQ SauceChef de Cuisine Darryl Bell of Press Restaurant in Napa shares grilling tips and the story behind his Stateline Road 816 BBQ Sauce at a backyard cookout with BAF producer Jan Mabry.
Go Wine Tasting At JMoss Winery & Tasting Room In NapaNapa vintner James Moss shares the story behind his family's award-winning wines and gives BR's Jan Mabry a tour of the winery and tasting room. For information and reservations go to
South Bay Food Pantries Hit by Shortages, High PricesSupply chain problems during the pandemic have caused soaring prices. That plus the growing demand for food is taking a toll at local food pantries. Len Ramirez reports. (9-6-21)
Wine Country Grower Forced To Make Tough Choice When Vineyard Runs DryAs the drought deepens, industries that rely on water a facing a desperate situation. In the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, John Ramos reports one producer has literally run dry.
Chef Joseph Paire Puts Comfort Food And Cannabis On The Menu At The Limewood Restaurant At The ClaremontChef Joseph Leroy Paire III tells BR's Jan Mabry how he is putting his own brand of Southern comfort food and cannabis pairings on the menu at the Limewood Restaurant inside the Claremont Hotel. For more info visit
Gilroy Garlic Festival Returns to Enthusiastic CrowdsPeople came from across the state and nation to Gilroy for the return of the famous and much-loved garlic festival. Da Lin reports. (7-23-21)
Food Halls Catch On With Bay Area Diners, Restaurant OwnersAfter being hard-hit by the pandemic, a growing trend in the Bay Area dining scene is the popularity of food halls, which offer multiple food options for customers at lower costs for restaurant owners. Len Ramirez reports. (7/19/21)
SF Supes Vote To Make Parklets PermanentThose parklets pandemic-era parklets that popped up all over San Francisco are apparently here to stay. Betty Yu has some reactions to the change in the cityscape.
SF Supes Vote To Make Parklets Permanent For Outdoor Dining, DrinkingThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to make outdoor parklets at restaurants and bars permanent. Kenny Choi reports not everyone is happy about the change in the cityscape.

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