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Some New Takeout or Delivery Options

Some New Takeout or Delivery Options

Although it is difficult to track all restaurants in San Carlos to both confirm which ones may no longer be open for delivery/takeout or ones previously closed ones that have opened for such, the City of Good Eating has information on at least nine more restaurants that are open or will be opening for both takeout and delivery services. Confirmed by both signs on their front doors as well as their websites, Noelani’s, West Park Bistro, Refuge, Pranzi, La Corneta, Red…

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Town Burger Pop-up Draws San Carlans

Town Burger Pop-up Draws San Carlans

The following is reprinted, with permission, from a blog post from long-time San Carlos resident Mark Maxwell, who describes the one-day “Burger Pop Up” hosted by Town on Saturday. Town has remained closed since the beginning of the lockdown, and this pop-up event was a one-time opening, however on their website the restaurant reports that they are working hard on perfecting a full-service pickup and delivery program and will open soon. No doubt their service will be very popular when…

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What’s Open for Takeout in the Lockdown?

What’s Open for Takeout in the Lockdown?

As every Bay Area resident is acutely aware, there was a shelter-in-place ordered for all residents on March 17th, lasting at least until May 31st. We are all staying at home and are only allowed out for “essential business.” Among other more important things (like health care and social services), this does include the ability to get food at grocery stores and order takeout or delivery from restaurants. The City of Good Eating attempted to contact every one of the…

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Georgia On My Mind…

Georgia On My Mind…

No, not that Georgia. San Carlos has expanded its already impressive breadth of cuisines with one almost completely unique to the Bay Area in Tamari, offering Georgian food.  If you’re not familiar with Georgia (the country) or it’s cuisine, you’re not alone. According to the restaurant’s owner, there isn’t much of a Georgian community in the Bay Area, so he had to find a chef from Pennsylvania to open this restaurant (it’s the same owner as the earlier Agora restaurant, but he…

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Laurel Street Turnover, Part I – tratt.

Laurel Street Turnover, Part I – tratt.

The year 2020 started off with two new restaurants at prime locations on Laurel Street. Taurus Steakhouse recently opened at the old Piacere location (stay tuned for the review), and earlier this month Trattoria da Vittorio at 617 Laurel Street reopened as tratt. (yes, the lower case and period seem to be officially in the name). Even though it has a new chef, new menu, and new owners, the similar name has unfortunately caused a bit of confusion, implying a…

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Top of the Wish List

Top of the Wish List

Most San Carlans know that without leaving our little hamlet, we can find almost any type of food. For a suburb that has cuisines as varied as Afghan, Korean, Peruvian, Hawaiian, Burmese, and Creole, could we possibly be missing anything? The City of Good Eating surveyed our dining panel (our family), and in addition to bringing back Vic’s, two types of restaurants stand out as ones we’d love to see in the City of Good Eating. Poke Bowls – Maybe we’re…

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Seiya

Seiya

In many ways, Seiya at 741 Laurel Street is the most traditional and authentic of the six or seven (depending how you count) Japanese restaurants in San Carlos. But in many other ways, it’s the least traditional. It is one of the smaller restaurants on Laurel Street, with just a few regular tables, a couple of high top tables, a sushi bar in the back, and one semi-private “chef’s table” that holds 5-8 people. The furniture and decor is very…

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Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting

It’s hard to believe that Blind Tasting is not even one year old in San Carlos — they celebrate the first anniversary of their opening at 749 Laurel Street on February 7th. It’s so popular that one would think it’s a long-time San Carlos institution. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so frankly it’s a little difficult to just walk in on a Friday or Saturday evening. We have tended to strategically plan our visits for other nights. Depending on the…

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

It would not surprise any San Carlan that a plurality (but not a majority) of San Carlos establishments (as per our definition) are located on Laurel Street, which has become the clear center of social and culinary activity in the town. A local may also argue this number of 57 is actually undercounted since two Laurel Street places actually have official addresses on San Carlos Avenue (Blue Line Pizza and Starbucks) — with those added, the Laurel Street share would…

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