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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...

Massive Fallen Tree Takes Out SF Restaurant's Outdoor Dining ParkletMassive Fallen Tree Takes Out SF Restaurant’s Outdoor Dining Parklet
By - posted 2/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Outdoor Dining, Storm Watch

Yikes… a massive tree fell down on Monday morning right into a San Francisco parklet set up for outdoor dining. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the story and Hoodline for uncovering more details about the fallen tree. The windy weather brought down a huge tree at the corner of Hayes and Gough 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...

Outdoor Dining & Parklets Forever?Outdoor Dining & Parklets Forever?
By - posted 2/8/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Could the popular outdoor dining and parklets become a permanent fixture in California?  Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news of a new proposed bill that will make California’s liquor laws more flexible and make it easier for bars and restaurants to keep utilizing the newly created outdoor dining spaces and more...

30+ Streets in San Francisco Closed for Outdoor Dining30+ Streets in San Francisco Closed for Outdoor Dining
By - posted 1/29/2021
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco reopened outdoor dining on January 28th and many of the “Shared Spaces” streets (closed to vehicle traffic) are back on helping give restaurants space to set up tables in the street. Related Stories San Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide: 320+ Patios & Restaurants “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy is Back SF Outdoor Comedy & Cocktail 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...

Alameda County Opens Outdoor Dining "Immediately"Alameda County Opens Outdoor Dining “Immediately”
By - posted 1/25/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Due to long-term projections for ICU bed availability and with the state’s Stay-at-Home order rescinded and the county being placed in the purple tier, Alameda County today said that activities and businesses may “resume operation immediately.” Read the full press release. That means outdoor dining is back throughout Alameda County effective today. @AlamedaCounty more...

Outdoor Dining is Back in San Francisco On ThursdayOutdoor Dining is Back in San Francisco On Thursday
By - posted 1/25/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco To Reopen Some Activities In Response To State Lifting Regional Stay At Home Order With the State lifting the Bay Area Regional Stay at Home Order, San Francisco on January 28 will reopen key sectors allowed by the State’s purple tier, with some additional safety precautions given the City’s more...

San Francisco Reopening Outdoor DiningSan Francisco Reopening Outdoor Dining
By - posted 1/25/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Following the news that the statewide “Stay-at-Home” order has been lifted, San Francisco Mayor London Breen tweeted that San Francisco will be moving forward with limited re-openings including outdoor dining and personal services (such has salons and barbers) as soon as San Francisco enters the “Purple” tier. UPDATE: San Francisco Will more...

50+ Restaurants Sue Gov. Newsom Over Outdoor Dining Ban50+ Restaurants Sue Gov. Newsom Over Outdoor Dining Ban
By - posted 1/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to SFGate and KTVU for letting us know about the recent lawsuit filed against Governor Newsom over the outdoor dining ban. Over 50 restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and suppliers in Napa and Sonoma counties have bonded together to launch a lawsuit against the Governor for his most recent ban on more...

San Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide: 320+ Patios & RestaurantsSan Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide: 320+ Patios & Restaurants
By - posted 1/5/2021
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

UPDATE: Mayor London Breed announced that Outdoor dining may resume in San Francisco beginning 8am on Thursday, January 28, 2021. It is limited to up to 6 people total from up to two households at a table. Live entertainment is allowed except for singing or brass or wind instruments. It took more...

SF's 100-year-old "Far East Cafe" Postpones Closure (For Now)SF’s 100-year-old “Far East Cafe” Postpones Closure (For Now)
By - posted 1/2/2021
Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

After 100 years in business, Chinatown’s oldest banquet restaurant, the “Far East Cafe” was set to close on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for letting us know that the restaurant has received an extension of sorts, at least for another week. Thanks to participating in San Francisco’s more...

SF Extends "Stay at Home" Order "Indefinitely"SF Extends “Stay at Home” Order “Indefinitely”
By - posted 1/1/2021
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to ABC for letting us know that the city of San Francisco has extended the stay-at-home order “indefinitely” as December 31st. The original stay-at-home order was supposed to end on January 7th, depending on how ICU capacity fares for the Bay Area and would be lifted by the state if more...

San Mateo: Visitors Not Welcome for Outdoor Dining & HaircutsSan Mateo: Visitors Not Welcome for Outdoor Dining & Haircuts
By - posted 12/16/2020
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that San Mateo County is pushing back against people crossing county lines for outdoor dining, salon services and haircuts. California allows these services to continue in regions where ICU capacity is above 15%. UPDATE: After this article was published, California updated their numbers on more...

Outdoor Dining Still Happening in North Beach (Of Course)Outdoor Dining Still Happening in North Beach (Of Course)
By - posted 12/10/2020
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s current stay-at-home order which specifically bans outdoor dining. But ABC7 reports that restaurants like Original Joe’s in North Beach appear to be violating the spirit of the rule by serving “to go orders” and then allowing people to eat at their outdoor dining area in their parklet where more...