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Chef Bernard Guillas cooks a Thanksgiving meal ...

Takeout For Thanksgiving Is A Way To Support San Diego Restaurants During Pandemic

Nov. 17, 2020
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego restaurants who’ve never offered meals specifically geared to the holidays are trying to promote special take out meals or deliveries for Thanksgiving.

A spatchcocked turkey is pictured in an undated...

Pandemic Thanksgiving Advice For First-Time Cooks

Nov. 16, 2020
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Americans are devising all sorts of imaginative ways to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Some are planning to use technology to bring family together virtually. But it’s left many people with the realization that if they want a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner, they’re going to have to make it themselves, and some for the first time in their lives.

A sign outside a North Park restaurant reading ...

New Bill Would Mandate Agreements Between Delivery Services And Restaurants In California

Aug. 20, 2020
By Matt Hoffman

The Fair Food Delivery Act aims to protect small businesses from what some are calling exploitation by delivery app companies.

The outdoor grill at Nhu Y on El Cajon Boulevar...

City Heights Restaurants Move Outdoors, Change Menus To Adapt To Pandemic

Aug. 20, 2020
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Indoor dining is still banned across the state of California, leading many restaurants to take their business outside. In City Heights, some Vietnamese restaurants are embracing the opportunity and finding success.

Many Food and Drug Administration activities wi...

Health Officials Link US Salmonella Outbreak To Red Onions

Aug. 1, 2020
By Associated Press

Federal officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions and identified a California company as the likely source.

Matriarch Of Roberto's Taco Shop Dies

Matriarch Of Roberto's Taco Shop Dies

July 30, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Dolores Robledo co-founded one of the nation's first Mexican fast-food chains in the country. She was 90 years old.

Cameron Braselton closes the patio to his Ocean...

Oceanside Restaurant Temporarily Closes After Two Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

June 26, 2020
By Matt Hoffman

Mission Avenue Bar and Grill closed voluntarily on Tuesday after two staff members tested positive.

Two women sit down for a socially distanced lun...

County Promises Enforcement Of COVID-19 Rules, Some Restaurants Applaud Move

June 19, 2020
By Matt Hoffman

Restaurants have been allowed to reopen their dining rooms for about a month, but after multiple outbreaks involving eateries and other businesses, the county is promising to go after "bad actors" who don't follow COVID-19 protocols.

Customers line up outside of Hodad's in Ocean B...

Memorial Day Weekend Serves As A Trial Run For Restaurant Reopenings

May 25, 2020
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Many restaurants and outdoor areas opened over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. While residents are excited to enjoy the outdoors, business owners acknowledge it will take awhile for people to get used to the new normal.

Marlyn Gonzalez stands in GEM Coffee, the shop ...

New Coffee Shop Brews Up Business In The Midst Of Pandemic

May 24, 2020
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

It took Marlyn Gonzalez over three years to line everything up for her business. All she needed to do was open — which was scheduled for late March. And then the pandemic hit.

Tease photo for Watch 'The Beer Jesus From America' W...

Watch 'The Beer Jesus From America' With Stone's Greg Koch On Friday

May 7, 2020
By Beth Accomando

San Diego currently has more than 150 craft breweries. One of the earliest, and now one of the largest and most successful of these is Stone Brewing Co. On Friday you have an online opportunity to watch the documentary “The Beer Jesus From America” about Stone co-founder Greg Koch with Koch and filmmaker Matt Sweetwood.

Holey Donuts, a bakery located in El Cajon, del...

El Cajon Donut Shop Praised For COVID-19 Sweet Relief

May 4, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

Mayor Kevin Faulconer praised Holey Donuts for donating sweet confections to San Diego's unsheltered population at the San Diego Convention Center as an example of San Diegans stepping up amid COVID-19.

South Hills Church in San Diego’s Southbay hold...

South San Diego Church Donates 30,000 Pounds Of Food And 50,000 Diapers

May 3, 2020
By Matt Hoffman

The South Hills Church, which is located near the Paradise Hills neighborhood, handed out food, diapers and other supplies to help meet the need brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bagged startup gardening kits, called Grab and ...

Gardening Community Responds To Growing COVID-19 Food Need

April 28, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

Nan Sterman, host of the KPBS show A Growing Passion, is working with donors, volunteers and local nonprofits to include entry level gardening kits among traditional food distributions around San Diego County.

The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Ass...

City Heights Neighbors Share Their Backyard Bounty During The Pandemic

April 22, 2020
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A group of business owners and community members in City Heights are making sure spring's backyard bounties find their way to those who need it most during the coronavirus pandemic.