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Another Bay Area In-N-Out Closes for Violating the Health OrderAnother Bay Area In-N-Out Closes for Violating the Health Order
By - posted 10/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that yet another In-N-Out has shut down for not complying with state and local health regulations. Like the San Francisco In-N-Out, the Pleasant Hill location has been shut down for failing to check the customers’ COVID-19 vaccination status. The Contra Costa Environmental Health department suspended more...

SF's Only In-N-Out Shut Down IndoorsSF’s Only In-N-Out Shut Down Indoors
By - posted 10/21/2021
Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s only In-N-Out was shut down last week due to repeatedly violating the city of San Francisco’s mandate to require proof of vaccination checks for indoor dining. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the temporary closure of the Fisherman’s Wharf location took place on October 14th after multiple warnings from more...

Berkeley Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 10Berkeley Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 10
By - posted 9/1/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Vaccines

Starting next week in Berkeley, patrons of restaurants, gyms and large indoor events will need to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A health order issued Wednesday by Berkeley’s health officer also requires, starting Oct. 15, that employees of those businesses and other specified facilities to be vaccinated more...

List of Bay Area Events & Venues Re-Closing Due to COVID DeltaList of Bay Area Events & Venues Re-Closing Due to COVID Delta
By - posted 8/22/2021
City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

That was fun while it lasted! For a few weeks at least, things were really looking up. While most everything is wide open and many venues are still opening back up, now with SF’s test positivity at a 15-month high, COVID-related hospitalizations matching  summer 2020, Delta on the rise and a more...

UPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of VaccineUPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of Vaccine
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bars, Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

After the 300-member SF Bar Owners Alliance officially stated its position that a vaccine card (or negative COVID test within 72 hours) should be required for any patron wishing to dine inside on of their member establishments, many bars in San Francisco have confirmed they will be The recommendations apply only more...

300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bars, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

If you go out to drink indoors this weekend, you might want to bring a copy of your vaccine card. Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that on Monday the SF Bar Owners Alliance, which represents over 300 bars in San Francisco, has officially stated its position that a vaccine more...

New 20,000 Sqft Food Hall w/ Star Chefs Opening in PennisulaNew 20,000 Sqft Food Hall w/ Star Chefs Opening in Pennisula
By - posted 7/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate and Eater SF for sharing the news that after several years in the works, a brand new food hall is opening up in August in Los Altos. State Street Market, Los Altos’ first food hall, will be a massive 20,000 sqft space with several full service sit down more...

SF's Brand New Shake Shack Opens June 28SF’s Brand New Shake Shack Opens June 28
By - posted 6/21/2021
Brand New, Indoor Dining

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that the Shake Shack finally has an opening date set for its second ever San Francisco location. Shake Shack plans to open at the Westfield Center mall on June 28, 2021 and will be open every day from Noon to 6pm. Shake Shack / more...

SF Just Relaxed COVID Rules Again (New May 20 Updates)SF Just Relaxed COVID Rules Again (New May 20 Updates)
By - posted 5/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Allows More Flexibility For Open Activities    Beginning Thursday, May 20, San Francisco will allow a greater range of activities and remove some operational requirements on open activities as it continues to prepare for full reopening. Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax and Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip today announced that as of today, May 20, more...

San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, Uplifting

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation San Mateo County moved into the state’s yellow COVID-19 reopening tier Tuesday, allowing the county to reopen almost all businesses indoors with capacity limits. The tier change will allow San Mateo County to reopen bars indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is more...

SF's Indoor Concerts Are Back + 11p Dining Curfew EndsSF’s Indoor Concerts Are Back + 11p Dining Curfew Ends
By - posted 4/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Festival Updates, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

Beginning Thursday, April 15, San Francisco will resume indoor live-audience events, performances, meetings, and receptions with capacity limits and following other protocols, and will expand existing guidelines for outdoor live-audience events, performances, and other activities. San Francisco will reopen and expand additional activities that are allowed by the State for counties more...

SF's Restaurant Week 2021: Spring Edition (April 9-19)SF’s Restaurant Week 2021: Spring Edition (April 9-19)
By - posted 4/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay

San Francisco Restaurant Week returns this spring, April 9-18, 2021 with special pre-fixe menus from over 140 restaurants all over the city. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the details of some of the best deals for SF Restaurant Week that they’re excited about. Highlights include many Chinatown restaurants participating in SF Restaurant more...

SF’s Historic 1849 Restaurant “Tadich Grill” Reopens April 5SF’s Historic 1849 Restaurant “Tadich Grill” Reopens April 5
By - posted 4/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Indoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After a series of reopening hiccups, SF’s oldest restaurant is now planning on reopening (again) on Monday April 5, 2021. Tadich Grill, which opened in 1849 and is considered the oldest continuously running restaurant in San Francisco, is taking reservations for the second time* in 172 years in business. So, the wait more...

Tommy's Joynt Reopens for Indoor DiningTommy’s Joynt Reopens for Indoor Dining
By - posted 3/12/2021
Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SF’s iconic hofbrau, Tommy’s Joynt, is back open for indoor dining (and take out). Thanks to SFGate for dishing the news that Tommy’s Joynt, located at Geary and Van Ness in San Francisco, made the surprise announcement on social media on Wednesday, that they’d be reopening on March 11th. They’re now open more...

Alameda County Now In Red TierAlameda County Now In Red Tier
By - posted 3/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District for giving us the full details that the State of California announced yesterday that Alameda County has met the metrics for the Red Tier for two weeks, and effective today, Wednesday, March 10, activities and businesses permitted in the Red Tier per the State’s Blueprint for more...