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The Bay Area's Favorite Iconic Ice Cream ParlorsThe Bay Area’s Favorite Iconic Ice Cream Parlors
By - posted 8/14/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, Takeout / Delivery

It’s over 100° today around The Bay. We think anytime is a great time for ice cream, but especially today. Cool off with a scoop from these iconic Bay Area ice cream shops. We’ve confirmed they’re open. Mitchell’s Ice Cream 688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA Hours: Fri & Sat: 11 am to more...

Oakland Chinatown Outdoor Dining "StreetFest" FridaysOakland Chinatown Outdoor Dining “StreetFest” Fridays
By - posted 8/13/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Oakland Street Fest Fridays is a new safe evening of outdoor dining and music every Friday in August on 9th Street between Franklin and Webster. In an effort to promote small businesses and restaurants, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is hosting StreetFest Fridays to encourage people to order less delivery more...

San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie NightsSan Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
By - posted 8/12/2020
Drive-In Movies, Outdoor Dining

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in San Mateo, dinner and a movie more...

This Outdoor Dining Parklet in SF Speaks the TruthThis Outdoor Dining Parklet in SF Speaks the Truth
By - posted 8/8/2020
Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Here’s what Maggie McGarry’s Irish Bar in North Beach painted on the side of their outdoor sidewalk parklet on Grant Avenue a few days ago. Yup. That about sums it up. Painting our outside at the moment. Hope you like the color. pic.twitter.com/HpkTmnrqXz — Maggie McGarry’s (@MaggieMcGarrys) August 6, 2020

SF's Brand New Outdoor Dining "Igloo" DebutsSF’s Brand New Outdoor Dining “Igloo” Debuts
By - posted 8/7/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know about this rather unique igloo-style outdoor dining that just launched in San Francisco’s Mint Plaza near 5th Street in SoMa Starting this week, the Michelin-starred Sushi Hashiri set up three seven-foot-tall translucent domes which cost the restaurant $1,400 each. Each “igloo” seats four people. more...

SF's Michelin-Starred "State Bird Provisions" Back After COVID ScareSF’s Michelin-Starred “State Bird Provisions” Back After COVID Scare
By - posted 8/4/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

After closing down temporarily on July 30th due to a possible exposure to COVID-19, State Bird Provisions is back open this week from Thursday to Sunday, August 6-9 for to go orders. Pickup hours are Thursday to Sunday⁣, 5:00 to 8:00 pm⁣. Order at statebirdtogo.com⁣. Masks required for pickup. The schedule for more...

Outdoor Street Dining Coming Next to 18th St. in The Castro?Outdoor Street Dining Coming Next to 18th St. in The Castro?
By - posted 8/4/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KTVU for letting us know that it’s expected that the city this week will approve a request by the Castro Merchants Association for two blocks on 18th Street in the Castro to be closed to vehicle traffic and open for outdoor dining.  SFMTA is expected to approve the plan more...

SF May Close 42 Streets for Outdoor DiningSF May Close 42 Streets for Outdoor Dining
By - posted 7/30/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SFGATE for letting us know that 42 San Francisco streets have been requested to be closed to traffic for outdoor dining. As part of the city’s Shared Spaces program, restaurants and bars across San Francisco have filed requests for at least 42 street closures. Restaurants are requesting to add more...

San Jose Converts Downtown Streets for Outdoor DiningSan Jose Converts Downtown Streets for Outdoor Dining
By - posted 7/24/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thank you KRON4 for letting us know that San Jose restaurants expands outdoor dining with the closure of downtown streets San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St John are closed and other streets may follow to expand outdoor dining to help struggling restaurants.operate during the pandemic. Barriers were put out more...

Outdoor Dining on Car-Free Valencia Street Kicks Off July 23Outdoor Dining on Car-Free Valencia Street Kicks Off July 23
By - posted 7/22/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Mission Local for letting us know that parts of Valencia Street will be car-free in the evenings to help promote outdoor dining the next three months. Valencia Street is going car-free starting July 23 after city officials approved the three-month pilot to open outdoor dining to help save local more...

Japantown’s New "Picnic at the Plaza" Outdoor Dining | July 18 - Sep 27Japantown’s New “Picnic at the Plaza” Outdoor Dining | July 18 – Sep 27
By - posted 7/16/2020
Brand New, Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, Takeout / Delivery, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Japantown is ready to welcome you back with their Picnic at the Plaza, from July 18 through September 27, 11:30 am to 8 pm. The Peace Plaza will be transformed into a beautiful and festive area on the weekends (Every Saturday and Sunday) where you can enjoy a socially-distanced picnic with more...

Outdoor Dining is Now Allowed (Again) in Oakland & BerkeleyOutdoor Dining is Now Allowed (Again) in Oakland & Berkeley
By - posted 7/15/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

As of this morning (July 15th) state and county health orders now allow outdoor dining in Alameda County and the city of Berkeley to open again. Restaurants can also provide delivery and take out of food and drinks, which can include alcohol. This latest approve takes place after the county approved more...

Five Cities Ignore Alameda County Outdoor Dining BanFive Cities Ignore Alameda County Outdoor Dining Ban
By - posted 7/13/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KPIX5 and SF Gate for letting us know that several cities will not be enforcing a newly-made ban on outdoor dining despite Alameda County rolling back the rules of what’s allowed. Alameda County released a statement Saturday, July 11th prohibiting outdoor dining, this is due to being the highest more...

SF's Brand New 100-Seat Outdoor Only Restaurant Opens June 18thSF’s Brand New 100-Seat Outdoor Only Restaurant Opens June 18th
By - posted 6/17/2020
Brand New, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Step inside The Vault Garden, a brand new outdoor oasis in the Financial District. As far as we know, this is the first new restaurant to open in the COVID-era that is fully envisioned and dedicated to be completely outdoors. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they now present The Vault more...

Oakland Outdoor Restaurants Can Open on June 19thOakland Outdoor Restaurants Can Open on June 19th
By - posted 6/16/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thank you KPIX5 for letting us know that Alameda County (which includes Oakland) will reopen outdoor dining, houses Of worship, and indoor retail on June 19. Alameda County released a statement last Friday to allow more activities under its Health Officer Orders this Friday, which will move the county further along more...