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Food and drink outside of San Carlos

COVID Takes Down High Profile Belmont Restaurant

COVID Takes Down High Profile Belmont Restaurant

One of Belmont’s oldest and most recognizable restaurants, Van’s, has permanently closed do to the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Van’s, known as the “Restaurant on the Hill,” had been under the same ownership for 47 years. Prior to that, it was a teahouse in the 1915 World’s Fair, a speakeasy in the 1930s, and then an Italian restaurant named Gevan’s. Although Van’s was an icon in Belmont due to both it’s longevity and it’s prominent, well lit, spot…

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Unique Eats in Redwood City

Unique Eats in Redwood City

Just as we sometimes venture to our neighbor to the north for food that we can’t find in the City of Good Eating, we also sometimes venture southward to Redwood City. The place that is “Climate Best by Government Test” has gone through a fairly dramatic transformation in the last decade. A town that was not too long ago called “Deadwood City” has morphed into a dynamic place with lots of new housing, businesses, stores, and restaurants. There has been…

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Unique Eats in Belmont

Unique Eats in Belmont

Given the┬ámagnitude of eating and drinking places in San Carlos and its wide variety of cuisines, we don’t often have to travel beyond our borders for great food. But it’s worth taking a look at some great food choices in our neighboring cities, particularly places that offer something we don’t get in San Carlos (something beyond what may be equally good Mexican, Italian, or Japanese restaurants, for example). Here are a few of our favorites in our neighbor to the…

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