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Filipino Fast Food Chain Jollibee Returning to SFFilipino Fast Food Chain Jollibee Returning to SF
By - posted 2/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco will once again have a Jollibee, the world famous fast food chain that hails from the Philippines. Its previous SF location, near Moscone Center, closed in 2011. With roughly 1,300 restaurants worldwide and over 40 in the US, the chain is famous for its unique comfort food favorites, like more...

There Are Now 2,000+ Parklets in San FranciscoThere Are Now 2,000+ Parklets in San Francisco
By - posted 2/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news about the massive proliferation of parklets in San Francisco. There used to only be a few dozen parklets, but now there’s more than 2,000 parklets in The City with another 1,000 in the pipeline. The Director of the San Francisco Shared Spaces Program says more...

Top COVID-Safe Restaurants in SF (Based on Diner Feedback)Top COVID-Safe Restaurants in SF (Based on Diner Feedback)
By - posted 2/12/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Diffbot reached out to us to share the results of their latest data analysis that examined San Francisco restaurants and how well they are handling Covid precautions. Here’s the top 10 most Covid-safe restaurants based on parsing 2000+ reviews that mention their opinions on the restaurant’s COVID stance. The Patio Wine Lounge more...

Souvenir Coffee's SF Grand Opening: Free Drip Coffee All WeekendSouvenir Coffee’s SF Grand Opening: Free Drip Coffee All Weekend
By - posted 2/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Freebies, Support the Bay

While many businesses have closed during the pandemic, Souvenir Coffee has expanded. Thanks to Berkeleyside for shining a spotlight on our friends at Souvenir Coffee. Berkeley-based Souvenir Coffee is celebrating the Grand Opening of its third location, this time, across the Bay in San Francisco, located on the corner of Divisadero more...

Seattle's Famous "Piroshky Piroshky" Bakery Pops Up in SFSeattle’s Famous “Piroshky Piroshky” Bakery Pops Up in SF
By - posted 2/3/2021
Eat & Drink

Seattle’s incredibly popular Piroshky Piroshky Bakery located in Pike Place Market is popping up in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day. They’re bringing with them their famous piroshkies, which are Russian filled pasties, that come stuffed with either savory and sweet fillings. They’ll also have a few other favorites like Russian Borsch, Pelmeni, more...

SF's Zeitgeist Beer Garden Reopens Jan. 28SF’s Zeitgeist Beer Garden Reopens Jan. 28
By - posted 1/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Wonderful news… Zeitgeist just announced that they’re reopening on Thursday, January 28 for their first official day reopen since the latest Stay-At-Home order which went into effect on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 11:59 p.m.. Zeitgeist will be serving food, bottled beers, liquor and mixed drinks through Wednesday, February 3, 2021. On Thursday, more...

Check Out Smitten's New "MVP" Ice Cream Honoring Kamala HarrisCheck Out Smitten’s New “MVP” Ice Cream Honoring Kamala Harris
By - posted 1/18/2021
Brand New, Eat & Drink, Election

Smitten Ice Cream is saluting the county’s first female Vice President and Bay Area local Kamala Harris with a brand new ice cream flavor – MVP i.e. Madam Vice President. As a female-founded Bay Area small business, we’re ecstatic to welcome our country’s FIRST-EVER FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT, who also happens to more...

East Bay City Says "Nope" to Chick-Fil-AEast Bay City Says “Nope” to Chick-Fil-A
By - posted 1/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink

Chick-fil-A wanted to open a new location in the East Bay in Castro Valley but the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council and Alameda County rejected the proposal. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news and the council’s report that stated “With regard to the General Plan policies for Castro Valley’s Central more...

6 SF Spots Make Esquire's "100 Restaurants America Can't Afford to Lose"6 SF Spots Make Esquire’s “100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford to Lose”
By - posted 1/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SFGate for letting us know San Francisco is well featured in Esquire’s 100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford to Lose round up, including two classic Chinatown restaurants. The Esquire editors focused on restaurants that are the essence of America and our communities; they note “We’re raising a toast to these more...

Founder of "El Farolito" Mission Burrito Spot Has DiedFounder of “El Farolito” Mission Burrito Spot Has Died
By - posted 1/15/2021
Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart and Eater SF for letting us know the sad news that the owner of the El Farolito, the beloved Mission taqueria and burrito joint, passed away on January 5th at the age of 70. Salvador “Don Chava” Lopez Monroy emigrated from Mexico in 1975 and founded El more...

SF's Dungeness Crab Season Finally BeginsSF’s Dungeness Crab Season Finally Begins
By - posted 1/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to CBS5 for letting us know that after a long delay to the commercial Dungeness crab season in the Bay Area, the season has finally begun. But fisherman report that the initial catches have been disappointing. Typically crab fishermen will see 10-25 crabs per pot, but so far this year more...

Monster Pho Gives Away $25k in Free Pho...Thanks to Steph CurryMonster Pho Gives Away $25k in Free Pho…Thanks to Steph Curry
By - posted 1/7/2021
Eat & Drink, Freebies, Support the Bay, Takeout / Delivery, Uplifting

East Bay Vietnamese restaurant Monster Pho, which has locations in Oakland and Emeryville, just got the surprise of a lifetime. Steph & Ayesha Curry surprised owner Tee Tran on the Tamron Hall TV show with a $25,000 check in honor of his work to help feed the hungry through the pandemic. Tee more...

Kamala Harris Special at Home of Chicken & WafflesKamala Harris Special at Home of Chicken & Waffles
By - posted 1/6/2021
Eat & Drink, Takeout / Delivery

Oakland’s Home of Chicken and Waffles is offering a fun special during Oakland Restaurant (and More) Week in honor of Vice President-elect and hometown hero Kamala Harris. Kamala’s Collard Greens Chicken Lasagna ($19.95) Green Salad Choice of dessert and beverage $1.00 from each meal sold will be donated to the Oakland LGBTQ Center Home of more...

Eight of SF's Best "Holiday Cocktails to Go" BarsEight of SF’s Best “Holiday Cocktails to Go” Bars
By - posted 12/23/2020
Eat & Drink, Takeout / Delivery

The holidays are here – and just because our bars and restaurants are closed for dining doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a festive cocktail. Support our local businesses and unwind with their holiday cocktails-to-go, available for pick up (or some offer delivery). Pour yourself a drink and bring the magic home more...

"Square Pie Guys" Coming to Old Oakland in 2021“Square Pie Guys” Coming to Old Oakland in 2021
By - posted 12/21/2020
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, What's Closed / What's Open

Although we haven’t seen anything on social media yet, according to a press email sent out this week, popular Detroit-style pizza joint, Square Pie Guys is crossing the bridge and making its way to Old Oakland, opening in early 2021. We’re excited to announce our second location, slated to open in late more...