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Still Going Strong

Still Going Strong

As San Carlos sees over 97% of its eligible population vaccinated from COVID-19, restaurants in town have roared back over the last few months. Laurel Street, in particular, is constantly buzzing with activity.1┬áThe proliferation of parklets for outdoor dining has clearly made people very comfortable dining out and has added to the festive atmosphere downtown. It certainly appears that most restaurants are busy even on weekdays, and although a few places have closed, a bunch more have opened since the…

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San Carlos Shake Up

San Carlos Shake Up

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant scene everywhere — including in San Carlos — continues to be tough, however most of the San Carlos eating establishments have continued to serve takeout and/or with outdoor dining (bars have had a tougher time as they have fewer alternatives). The 600-800 block of Laurel Street has turned into quite an outdoor mall with many of the restaurants having created makeshift spaces into the parking lots of the street, some having just…

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Outdoor Dining Now Allowed

Outdoor Dining Now Allowed

As per the latest San Mateo County Health Officer Order, as of last Saturday restaurants in the county are now allowed to offer outside dining to patrons. There are still a number of restrictions, which include, among other things: No more than six individuals at a single table, all of whom must be from the same household or living unit Tables must be arranged to ensure six feet distance between each table and six feet between any two customers sitting…

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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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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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