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- Adelita Cocina Centroamericana y Mexicana, a food truck familiar to San Jose residents for its bright purple exterior and its popular carnitas and burrito-focused menu, was stolen from its usual parking spot at an area gas station, KTVU reports. Owner Juana Ayala tells KRON 4 that she was just months from completely paying off the business, which she launched in 2015 after years working as a hotel housekeeper. The Bay Area News Group reports that surveillance video shows a white Chevrolet pickup truck towing the truck away, and that the San Jose Police Department’s auto theft unit is seeking tips on the case at 408-277-4051.
- Mayor London Breed is not one of those people who’s hesitant about indoor dining. The SF Chronicle quotes Breed as saying “I cannot wait to eat indoors,. Sheba Lounge hasn’t been open, I want to see them open. State Bird, I want to see them open, they have an outdoor place. John’s Grill has an outdoor place. And Epic has been outdoors. I’ve been all these places. But, shoot, I’m looking forward to eating anywhere.”
- SF restaurants are finding new ways to get their food to hungry diners outside the city. Palo Alto online reports that Azalina Eusope’s menu of Malaysian dishes is now available in select Peninsula neighborhoods one day a week, and the Bay Area News Group reports that Wayfare Tavern’s fried chicken is popping up in Walnut Creek, Petaluma, and other cities that are a solid drive from San Francisco.
- SF’s Planning Department is planning an assessment of the city’s new outdoor dining program, Mission Local reports. The hope from some groups is that even after the pandemic ends, features like in-the-street dining will continue.
- There are several new ways to get cocktails delivered in SF, but few offer the instant gratification of standard delivery apps, it appears. [SFist]
- Restaurants like Square Pie Guys, Voodoo Love, and Mixt are trying out reusable takeout containers that are returned to the restaurant by diners after use. [SF Chronicle]