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In early November, Hays Culbreth's mother sent a poll to a few family members. She said she could only afford to make two sides for their group of 15 this Thanksgiving and asked them each to vote for their favorites.

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The autumn season is here in San Mateo County, and this means pumpkin patches in Half Moon Bay, and all our fall favorites along the way. Whether it’s the pumpkin spice seasonal treats, or the comforting dishes we all know and love, fall inspires some of the best flavors of the year.

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Established in 2020, master chef Dogan Ustel transformed a side street of downtown Burlingame into Mykonos, a steak and meze house with the spirit of the Greek Isles. Not only will you find an innovative, Greek-style culinary experience, but will also feel transported onto the beautiful isla…

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The San Mateo County Fair is back in action and so is the food. Until June 12, visitors will be able to find all their fair favorites from a variety of more than 15 food concessions.

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Making parklets a permanent feature in Redwood City gained strong support from councilmembers who encouraged staff to consider ways to ensure equitable access to the program that has flourished during the pandemic.

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Seoul Kalbi (SK) Korean BBQ has been a Peninsula original, grill-at-your-table, all-you-can-eat, BBQ house, since 1991. Specializing in ranch-to-table American Wagyu beef, it remains one of the sole Korean barbecue restaurants in the Bay Area using real wood charcoal.

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After eight years in Burlingame, Michelin star Indian restaurant Rasa will close this week, to be reopened as a second location of Saffron, a more casual offering under the same ownership in San Carlos.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Is it OK for free-range chickens to not range freely? That's a question free-range egg producers have been pondering lately as they try to be open about their product while also protecting chickens from a highly infectious bird flu that has killed roughly 28 million p…

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Half Moon Bay Distillery’s new owner is following through on her independent vision to grow the small artisan distillery into a distinguished operation for premium and unique spirits.

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A San Francisco food startup prepared a 589-pound serving of plant-based ceviche Wednesday, setting a new Guinness World Record for the feat.

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Outdoor dining will remain a fixture in downtown San Carlos after officials agreed to extend the city’s parklet and street closure programs into late 2023, preserving a feature beloved by some but detested by others.

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A new restaurant called Pilot Light at the Half Moon Bay Airport is now open, offering contemporary American fare surrounded by natural beauty and aviation activity.

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Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar is set to open a new location in San Mateo off Bridgepointe Parkway in early May, with the American chain offering a versatile menu and comfy interior for patrons.

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Feelin’ saucy? Capelo’s Barbecue has got you smothered. Mastering all the essentials of great barbecue, owner and the “Boss of Barbecue” John Capelo brings Southern hospitality to the Bay Area.

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Copenhagen Bakery and Cafe, the downtown Burlingame mainstay that’s served up Danish baked goods for nearly 45 years, is changing ownership, but the new proprietors say they will keep the beloved cafe largely as is.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — With clever Super Bowl ads, an irresistible fruit and apparently insatiable appetite from U.S. consumers, Mexico's avocado producers have so far been able to separate avocados from the conflictive landscape that produces them — at least until a threat to a U.S. agricultura…

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Without much fuss and even less public attention, the nation's egg producers are in the midst of a multibillion-dollar shift to cage-free eggs that is dramatically changing the lives of millions of hens in response to new laws and demands from restaurant chains.

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Next time you cruise down El Camino Real, keep an eye out for Cuban Kitchen, authentic inspired Cuban cuisine that crafts new traditions through its vibrant food.

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Whoever said “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” probably just finished eating at My Breakfast House in San Carlos. This classic breakfast spot is a local favorite and welcomes long lines of breakfast lovers.

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Food blogger and San Mateo resident Sharon Wong is releasing her new cookbook highlighting how to adapt Chinese recipes for food allergies and create access to Asian food for those previously left out.

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San Mateo’s Backhaus bakery is coming to Burlingame, with a second, larger location for the popular bread and pastry maker recently approved by the city for 261 California Drive.

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A burgeoning new cocktail lounge scene is taking shape in downtown San Mateo, with Wunderbar opening this week at 310 Baldwin Ave., and Fogbird at 144 S. B St. coming soon from the owners of restaurant 31st Union.

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Oak Grove Market, the neighborhood grocer and deli just northeast of downtown Burlingame, is moving next week, and will reopen Nov. 4 at a new location roughly a mile away at 305 Villa Terrace in San Mateo.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As if a cup of coffee wasn't expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year.

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Eager to help reduce the city’s mark on climate change, the San Carlos City Council signaled its interests in banning plastic to-go foodware and limiting when a merchant may provide biodegradable utensils. 

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Burlingame diners will have access to outdoor seating for at least another year as city officials deliberate how to make its parklet program beneficial to all merchants, community members and city revenue.

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Millbrae businesses remain cautiously optimistic and continue to operate safely as it follows the county’s indoor mask requirements. They hope for things to remain as normal as possible and for people to continue to come out.

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Some South San Francisco restaurant owners said the ability to have outdoor dining during the pandemic helped, while others said it didn’t or wasn’t able to be used.

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The Belmont City Council supports permanent outdoor dining options on appropriate public sidewalks, private parking lots and streets moving forward, provided regulations are reasonable and city staff addresses concerns about liability.

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The Belmont City Council has expressed interest in looking into long-term outdoor dining options following the success in other Peninsula cities, with staff instructed to gather further information about outdoor dining.

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Striking a compromise between some Laurel Street merchants and restaurants, the San Carlos City Council unanimously supported altering its downtown street closure program, providing additional parking to customers and welcoming back the farmers’ market to the area.