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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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Can Mayan Find Its Niche?

Can Mayan Find Its Niche?

For about 25 years, 1163 San Carlos Avenue was the home of Sneakers Restaurant, a mainstay of the San Carlos restaurant scene and a normally buzzing family restaurant and sports bar. Last year, Sneakers moved to 650 Laurel Street, leaving vacant it’s fairly large space around the corner and leaving San Carlans wondering what would take it’s place in a still prime downtown location. There was a very curious — and very brief — appearance of a restaurant called Tacos…

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Putting its Stamp on San Carlos

Putting its Stamp on San Carlos

The newest entry on Laurel Street, Stamp Bar & Grill, only opened a few weeks ago, but it is has had a strong start judging by the fairly consistent crowds both inside and outside (and, at least as of this writing, has gotten some good buzz on Yelp). In a city filled with its share of Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Japanese, and all other kinds of cuisine, Stamp is clearly looking for a different niche. It’s hard to categorize the cuisine…

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