If you heard the news that Original Joe’s was going to reopen in a famous North Beach spot and didn’t immediately think of a special with ground beef, scrambled eggs, onions and mushrooms, chances are that you’re not from around here. Read More
For lovers and foodies alike, Valentine’s Day can be one of the most stressful times of the year.
“It’s the busiest night for restaurants all year long, and the most miserable night for waiters,” said Kevin Blum, the creator and editor of the San Francisco-based website The City Dish.
“Seating is not easy,” food publicist Eleanor Bertino said. “Most people want tables for two, but restaurants also have tables for four and six people together.” Read More
New York's solution to its unbelievably onerous bureacracy is, you guessed it, more bureaucracy. The New York Times reports on the "New Business Acceleration Team," a "pilot program" that helps restaurateurs navigate the regulatory labyrinthe set out by the very government expected to help them. But the report reveals just how ... micro-managey... New York gets when it comes to restaurants: Read More
Here’s a phrase that local restaurant owners never hear: free of charge. Read More
Castro Street residents might finally get Soup Freaks and other specialty eateries they have wanted in the neighborhood.
The Board of Supervisors approved legislation that lifts a longtime ban on new restaurants moving into the neighborhood. The legislation, proposed by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, will give the commercial neighborhood more wiggle room for new restaurants that would otherwise be turned away. Read More
In a bad economy where merchants are struggling and vacancy rates are high, it seems foolish to turn away any business. Such is the case in the Castro District, which currently bans new restaurants from moving into any vacant space unless it’s replacing an already existing restaurant. Read More
The door was shut, but now the welcome mat is rolling out for more restaurants in Noe Valley.
A more than 20-year-old restriction on new restaurants opening up for business along Noe Valley’s neighborhood commercial corridor, 24th Street, moved closer to elimination Monday. Read More
When Allyse Heartwell moved from the Mission to Noe Valley, she nearly went into shock.“I was like, ‘Where are all the burrito places?’” she said. “There is one on 24th, but it’s not very good. And particularly having moved straight from the Mission it just seemed crazy that there weren’t more.” Read More
Due to an editing error, 17 establishments that serve food were misrepresented in the box accompanying the Jan. 7 story “Finding the cleanest restaurant.”
The 17 establishments were reported as having a “poor” health inspection rating from the Environmental Health Department of San Mateo County. However, each of the 17 establishments received a subsequent health inspection and an improved rating ranging from “fair” to “excellent.” Read More
Sipping a coffee or grabbing a sit-down snack in San Francisco could soon become more convenient.
Ambitious baristas, yogurt aficionados and sandwich sellers are seizing on falling commercial rents and vacant storefronts in the wake of the financial meltdown in late 2008. Read More