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SF Restaurant Scene Rebounds After Months Long ShutdownSF Restaurant Scene Rebounds After Months Long Shutdown
By - posted 10/20/2020
Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Support the Bay

Thankfully, now that indoor dining has returned to San Francisco, restaurants are on the road to recovery. This past weekend, CBS – KPIX5 noted that restaurants along San Francisco’s waterfront had an air of normalcy. Restaurants such was Waterbar and Epic Steak on the Embarcadero were at capacity. Yes, things looked a more...

SF's Updated Timeline for Reopening AnnouncedSF’s Updated Timeline for Reopening Announced
By - posted 9/29/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco to Move Forward with Reopening More Businesses and Activities on September 30 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Now that San Francisco is assigned to the State’s Orange tier, the City will move forward on reopening indoor restaurants and places of worship, and other activities including plans for outdoor family entertainment, playgrounds more...

Indoor Dining in San Francisco is Back Sept. 30thIndoor Dining in San Francisco is Back Sept. 30th
By - posted 9/29/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

After initially stating that indoor dining wouldn’t happen until “Mid-October”, San Francisco today announced a revision to their reopening timeline for indoor dining which is set to resume on September 30th. See San Francisco’s latest reopening timeline | Indoor Dining Updates Indoor Dining Rules/Restrictions We expect the rules to evolve over time, but more...

SF's Dive Bar "Lucky 13" is Back... for NowSF’s Dive Bar “Lucky 13” is Back… for Now
By - posted 9/25/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

ICYMI, lovably dirty and dank dive bar Lucky 13 just reopened in mid September. According to Instagram, their back patio is open 3-9pm every day. And like all bars, food is required in order to order drinks. This was the bar that Funcheap drank at the final night before everything shut more...

SF's Chinatown Grant Ave. Outdoor Dining Now Thru DecemberSF’s Chinatown Grant Ave. Outdoor Dining Now Thru December
By - posted 9/23/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

The event San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend from July through December. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. Update: Originally scheduled to end on September 20th, the more...

"Indoor Dining" in SF Won't Be Back Until October (at the Earliest)“Indoor Dining” in SF Won’t Be Back Until October (at the Earliest)
By - posted 9/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces Timeline and Framework for Reopening Indoor Dining in San Francisco Friday, September 18, 2020 San Francisco is working with the local restaurant industry to develop a standardized health and safety plan and protocols to help restaurants prepare for reopening Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen more...

No Indoor Dining & Bars In SF Until At Least "Mid-October"No Indoor Dining & Bars In SF Until At Least “Mid-October”
By - posted 9/10/2020
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

When San Francisco announced its new reopening timeline on September 1st, there wasn’t any mention of indoor dining or bars. Today the city revised the reopening timeline and finally addresses this issue, but still without many specifics. According to the timeline released on September 10th, indoor restaurants and bars (whether indoors more...

Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Now Has Outdoor Dining + Kids Eat FreeEmmy’s Spaghetti Shack Now Has Outdoor Dining + Kids Eat Free
By - posted 9/2/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Opened in 2001, Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack‘s kitschy downhome Italian food has been a long time favorite in the Outer Mission. They recently announced that their parklet is officially open for outdoor dining, complete with patio heaters. They’re still serving up their comfort food favorites, but all food will come in a bag more...

SF's New “Shared Spaces” Outdoor Dining Map  LaunchedSF’s New “Shared Spaces” Outdoor Dining Map Launched
By - posted 9/2/2020
Brand New, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s popular Shared Spaces program has an exciting new tool: an interactive map showing the locations and status of all the proposed Shared Spaces locations. The map is designed to make it easier for people to find Shared Spaces, check on permit status, or simply track the progress of the more...

SF's New Timeline for Reopening AnnouncedSF’s New Timeline for Reopening Announced
By - posted 9/1/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces San Francisco’s Plan For Further Reopening Businesses And Activities San Francisco’s updated timeline allows for a safer and gradual reopening, balances the risk of the activity with the ability of the City’s resources to manage COVID-19 cases September 1, 2020 Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of more...

Outdoor Dining "Shared Spaces" Comes to The CastroOutdoor Dining “Shared Spaces” Comes to The Castro
By - posted 8/26/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

After weeks of waiting, the Castro finally received approval by the Planning Department to shut down portions for 18th Street to dedicate space for outdoor dining. Related: Outdoor Street Dining Coming Next to 18th St. in The Castro? – 8/4/20 – Funcheap Hoodline reports that this new “Shared Space” began last weekend more...

Hayes Street Gets 3 Blocks of Outdoor Dining Starting Aug. 30Hayes Street Gets 3 Blocks of Outdoor Dining Starting Aug. 30
By - posted 8/26/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Weekly for letting us know that Hayes Valley will start their “Shared Spaces” street closure for outdoor dining this Sunday, August 30th. Hayes Street will be shut down to traffic for three blocks from Franklin and Laguna along with a small stretch of Octavia Hayes Valley “Shared Spaces” Outdoor more...

Bay Area Restaurants Close Outdoor Dining Due to SmokeBay Area Restaurants Close Outdoor Dining Due to Smoke
By - posted 8/20/2020
Fire Updates, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that various Bay Area restaurants, already struggling due to COVID, have had to close outdoor dining due to smoky air. The restaurant business was strongly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and are using outdoor dining as they struggle to provide jobs for their more...

SF's "Igloo" Outdoor Dining is Back (Again)SF’s “Igloo” Outdoor Dining is Back (Again)
By - posted 8/19/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

In a quick turn of events, Hashiri has just announced that they have re-opened their “geodesic igloo” outdoor dining domes with modifications that were required by the San Francisco health department to allow for airflow on the sides. The domes had opened on August 5th with a $200 sushi tasting experience, more...

SF Says New "Outdoor Dining Domes" Must Come DownSF Says New “Outdoor Dining Domes” Must Come Down
By - posted 8/19/2020
Outdoor Dining

8/19 UPDATE: The Outdoor Dining Domes are Back – Late Wednesday afternoon Hashiri announced their domes were back after following modifications required by the health department. See the latest updates. Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know about the controversial outdoor dining domes put up on Mint Plaza (near 5th more...