‘We’re all in this together’: How Peninsula restaurants are adapting to pandemic-related issues

At the onset of the pandemic, many establishments sought relief with government grants. ateo County invested $22.8 million in COVID-19 emergency relief for small businesses with 354 grants totaling $3.54 million given to restaurants, wineries and breweries, according to a county representative. But with these wells drying up and funds spent, restaurants are making ends meet by being creative and fostering the community they have.

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Why the owner of Burlingame’s Rasa gave up a Michelin star

Twenty years ago, Ajay Walia left the lucrative worlds of finance and tech to open a restaurant and spread awareness of the diversity of Indian cuisine. He wanted guests to forget images of steam-table buffets, and winning a Michelin star at his South Indian Burlingame restaurant Rasa in 2016 should have authoritatively proven his success. So why did Walia close down Rasa to reopen it as a second location of ...

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New restaurants roundup: Mango, ube and grape sweets take over, local favorites expand and a French bistro arrives

Just in time for summer, cooling and colorful desserts are spreading throughout the Peninsula. From golden waffles topped with strawberries and ricotta cheese to dark purple grape bubble tea, there are plenty of new choices for lovers of sweets. Los Altos also gains a second location of one of the region's only Georgian restaurants, and Francophiles can head down to Los Gatos to spend a sunny afternoon at a Parisian ...

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Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula

With the last couple of summers of COVID canceling or limiting many events, many are looking forward to the return of signature summer festivities like Shoreline Ampitheatre’s Fourth of July fireworks show and the San Mateo County Fair. Check out our guide to summer fun to fill your calendar from June through September.

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The 12 best views on the SF Peninsula and how to see them

Boronda Lake at Foothills Nature Preserve in Palo Alto is a pristine part of the park for picnicking, boating or taking in the view. (Photo by Veronica Weber) Many people, from tourists to tech workers, decide to visit or live in the Bay Area in large part for its scenic nature. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the redwoods and the coastline, the region is home to sweeping ocean and Bay ...

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Boba, baked goods and burgers: What’s new in Burlingame

Get homemade ravioli and caramel-oatmeal-pretzel cookies all in one trip. Double cheeseburger indulgence at the new Wahlburger location in Burlingame. (Image via Yelp) Downtown Burlingame is home to several new or soon-to-open businesses, including a Taiwanese boba shop, a local baked goods pop-up and an outpost of a national burger chain. Read on for more details. Fresh milk with brown sugar boba, a Truedan staple. (Image via Yelp) Truedan Before opening a boba shop in the ...

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