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4th Annual Holiday Wine Stroll

4th Annual Holiday Wine Stroll

The San Carlos Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 4th Annual Holiday Sip and Stroll, also known as the Wine Stroll, on Sunday December 8th. The event takes place on Laurel Street from 12-4pm rain or shine. As in previous years, you pay one price for a wristband and then are able to walk up and down Laurel Street visiting over a dozen locations where local retailers will host local and regional wineries for tasting (and there are food bites…

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Piacere to Close

Piacere to Close

Along with Town, Piacere has been one of the main anchors on Laurel Street for almost three decades. According to a story published today in the San Mateo Daily Journal, Piacere closed as of September 29th. The article states that owner Tony Gundogdu confirmed that he sold the restaurant and that new owners plan to soon open a steak place in that location. Piacere was home to many great lunches and dinners for our family over many years, and Tony was…

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One Less Slice of Pizza

One Less Slice of Pizza

Nino’s Pizzeria, unfortunately always an also-ran in the San Carlos pizza scene, has closed its doors. Butcher paper now covers the windows, their phone is disconnected, and a change of ownership sign is in the window. For many years Nino’s struggled to find it’s niche among the plethora of pizza choices in town, and it appears that the twin behemoths of Blue Line and Pazzo have crowded out other pizza locales (Applewood and Speederia both closing within the last two…

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Nick the Greek Open at Prime Laurel Location

Nick the Greek Open at Prime Laurel Location

In the spring we reported that the former Shellie’s Miniature Mania location at 732 Laurel Street had a sign announcing that Nick the Greek, a Bay Area “Souvlaki and Gyro House” would be opening soon. The casual eatery had its grand opening at the beginning of August, and so far seems to be fairly popular among San Carlans. Although not as falafel-saturated as ten years ago, San Carlos does have three other Greek/Mediterranean places with similar food, including Santorini right across the…

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Deep Dish Battle

Deep Dish Battle

San Carlos has six — yes, six — pizza places (not counting the three Italian restaurants where you can also order Neapolitan-style pizza or the many places where there is some sort of “flatbread” on the menu). Among this group, San Carlos is blessed to have two deep-dish pizzerias in Blue Line and Patxi’s, approximately 500 feet away from each other on Laurel Street. They both also serve thin-crust pizza, and we have many friends who go to each specifically…

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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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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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