New Humble Sea taproom in Pacifica to bring beer smoothies and ‘foggy’ IPAsTAG/BIO

Born in a garage in the mountains, the Santa Cruz favorite expands to the Coastside with creatively brewed beers. Humble Sea Brewing Co. has come a long way since its bootstrapped beginnings brewing beer in a home garage in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Santa Cruz brewery is now opening two new taprooms, including in Pacifica next month, and is also eagerly looking to expand in the South Bay. The expansion is ...

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Can this Facebook group’s 18,000 food fans save local restaurants?

Bay Area Eats champions a struggling food industry (and finds epic meals along the way). Local meals shared on the Bay Area Eats Facebook page, clockwise from top left: the “Crobster” Roll from New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame; extreme futomaki closeup at Sushi Yoshizumi in San Mateo; kaisen chirashi from Sushi Yoshizumi; curry udon from Kemuri Japanese Baru in Redwood City; xiaolongbao from Palette Tea Garden in San ...

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From uni to wagyu: Get restaurant-quality Japanese ingredients from this San Mateo wholesale company

Turn your home kitchen into a sushi bar via Kiyoi. Fresh fish such as tuna (left), shishamo (a type of smelt native to Japan, center) and ingredients for tamago onigirazu are among the many items now available from Kiyoi in San Mateo. (Images via Kiyoi Facebook page) Thanks to a pandemic pivot, you can now buy the same high-quality tuna, Hokkaido uni and wagyu beef served at some of the Bay Area’s ...

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Indoor dining has returned to San Mateo County, but restaurant owners are split on reopening

Some dining rooms are thrown open while others stay dark. Customers dine outside at Bistro Vida in downtown Menlo Park on June 9. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) Within hours of San Mateo County’s announcement that restaurants could resume indoor dining on Wednesday, Bistro Vida was serving diners inside the Menlo Park French restaurant for the first time in three months. Owner Ali Elsafy said about 20 people dined inside on Wednesday night, some ...

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