‘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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How an ‘Almost Famous’ fried chicken sandwich is inspiring a Peninsula pizzeria’s expansion

When Lars Smith and his family opened the first State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria, the restaurant quickly became busier than the Peninsula family that founded it had expected. So when they realized they didn't have enough room in their fryers to keep up with demand, one of the menu items they'd carefully developed was written off the menu. The "Almost Famous" fried chicken sandwich became just that – ...

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Hold my stein: Here’s The Six Fifty’s guide to Oktoberfest 2022

For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oktoberfest, the fabled beer festival held in Munich, Germany, has returned. If you haven’t booked your flights to Munich for the real thing, you can always indulge in some of the local Oktoberfest festivities taking place right here on the Peninsula.

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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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