With On-Premises Dining Prohibited, Restaurants See Boom in Take-OutThe statewide stay-at-home order has forced small business owners to think outside the box. Maria Medina reports. (3-20-20)
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Announces Sweeping New Measures to Combat COVID-19 OutbreakGov. Gavin Newsom announced at a Sunday press conference that all bars, nightclubs, wineries et. al. would be closed; also that nursing home and hospital visits will be restricted to end-of-life visitation. (3-15-20)
Apps Bring New Popularity to ‘Ghost Kitchen’ Business ModelThey’ve got everything you need to prepare the food but “ghost kitchens” don’t cater to actual customers. They’re helping some eateries expand and helping others get their feet wet in the restaurant world with less overhead. Maria Medina reports. (2-13-20)
Taste of the NFL Recipe: Dungeness Crab Fried Rice With Uni MayoParke Ulrich, head chef of Waterbar / Epic Steak in San Francisco, is representing the 49ers at the "Taste of the NFL" event in Miami with this special Dungeness crab fried rice recipe. Vern Glenn reports. (1-25-20)
Owner of Beloved San Francisco Bistro Sells Business to StaffA famed dining spot in Cole Valley is preparing for a major change and, surprisingly, it's a happy ending. Wilson Walker reports. (1-16-20)
Santa Clara County Website Lets Users Check Restaurant Inspection RecordsSanta Clara County has a plan in place to make sure restaurants are paying workers the correct wages; a pilot program was launched that will puts the information online and searchable. Mark Sayre reports. (12-27-19)
Christmas Day Business Booms at Jewish Delicatessen in BerkeleyWith so many places closed on Christmas it can be tough to find a good meal if you're out and about. At Saul's in Berkeley, though, it's the busiest day of the year -- a party where everyone is welcome. Don Ford reports. (12-25-19)
Crab Fishermen Face Danger To Catch Profit As Delayed Dungeness Season OpensThe commercial Dungeness crab season finally kicked off Sunday and, while local fishermen have been waiting to get back out to sea, this year’s season opener is not for the faint of heart. John Ramos reports. (12-15-19)
Old Skool Cafe At Chase Center Food Concourse Helps Community YouthOld Skool Cafe hires young people out of jail, foster care, or troubled homes and trains them for the restaurant business. Betty Yu reports. (10-10-19)
Popular, Long-Lived Deli Set to Close in Redwood CityWoodside Deli has been serving up subs for 61 years and is still bustling today. Now it has become the latest casualty of a ballooning Bay Area problem. Anne Makovec reports. (9-26-19)
Bay Area Bakery Chain Set to Close at End of AugustFor fans of the Prolific Oven’s chocolate cakes and other decadent desserts, the news was bittersweet: the beloved bakery chain is closing its doors. Devin Fehely reports. (8-16-19)
Tsugaru Joins Lengthening List of San Jose Japantown Business ClosuresAfter nearly 50 years in business, the restaurant Tsugaru will shutter and join a small but growing list of decades-old businesses that have shut down in the small, quaint Japantown area of San Jose. Maria Medina reports. (7-12-19)
Berkeley Deli Offers Canadian Food, Shelter for Toronto FansTucked away down a Berkeley side street is Augie’s Montreal Deli and Tap Room where the Canadian flag flies proudly. This is Raptor Country! Don Ford reports. (6-6-19)
Restaurant in S.F. Mission District Becomes 'Must-Visit' Venue for Democratic CandidatesA tapas restaurant in the Mission District called Manny's is getting the nickname "Iowa of California" by Democratic presidential hopefuls. But, as Melissa Caen found out, Republican candidates need not apply. (5-31-19)
6-Floor ONE65 French Dining Complex Opens In San FranciscoONE65, a first-of-its kind-restaurant located in Union Square, takes up 6 floors and offers a range of French dining options for all budgets. The patisserie and boutique on the ground floor just opened over the weekend. (5-18-2019)
Livermore Restaurant Patrons Possibly Exposed to MeaslesAlameda County health officials are urging people who were at a Livermore restaurant Saturday night and are more at risk of contracting measles to get in touch with their doctor no later than Friday. Andria Borba reports. (3-28-19)
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)

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