King County’s COVID-19 vaccine verification policy in effect for small restaurants, bars on Monday

Restaurants and bars with seating for fewer than 12 customers will be required to verify vaccination status.

KING COUNTY, Wash. — King County’s COVID-19 vaccine verification policy will apply to all restaurants and bars starting Monday.

The mandate, which previously covered large outdoor public events and indoor establishments, will apply to restaurants and bars with seating for fewer than 12 people. The vaccine verification mandate will be in full effect in King County.

“We have heard from businesses that vaccine verification is going well in King County,” Rachel Smith, president and CEO of the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, said in a prepared statement. “While it may involve extra work in the short-term, this step is helping customers and staff feel safe as they get back to many of the activities we missed in earlier phases of the pandemic. We support vaccination because we know it’s the path out

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4 best sous vide machines for cooking restaurant-quality food, according to professional chefs

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You don’t have to be a Michelin-star chef to master the technique of sous vide in the kitchen. This French method, in which food cooks in a vacuum-sealed bag typically placed in temperature-controlled water, allows for cooking a range of meats, fish and produce — from steak au poivre and halibut, to barbecue tofu and caramelized onions. Using this cooking method, foods retain their moisture, “resulting in a moister final product,” explains chef Daniel Carpenter of virtual restaurant operator Nextbite, who develops the company’s restaurant concepts and menus. The result is often a perfectly-cooked cut of just about anything, and at price you can often stomach: For example, the highly recommended Anova Precision Sous Vide cooker with WiFi is on sale at Williams Sonoma for $139.95. Here are our chef-recommended picks for sous vide equipment:

Simple to use and affordable

Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker with Wifi

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Help still wanted: Why some Racine County restaurants had to shorten hours in recent months | Local News

The Durand Avenue spot — which just won first place in Best of Racine County as best restaurant on the west end — is usually open around lunch time, as many restaurants in the area are. Except, on this particular Wednesday, it was closed.

Two bikers, who were parked outside the restaurant and likely wanted to stop by for lunch, were scrolling on their phones. “They changed their hours,” one told the other. “I saw it on Facebook.”

The temporary change in hours at TinCan started Nov. 9. A sign outside the restaurant read, “Sadly, due to kitchen staffing shortage we are not able to be open for our regular hours & service, sorry for the inconvenience!!” Underneath it is a message urging anyone to apply for the restaurant’s open positions.


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San Francisco Bay Area restaurants that shuttered in November

As 2021 rapidly comes to an end, more Bay Area restaurants bid adieu after years in service.

Among the closures was Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, a live events space and restaurant owned by Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his wife, Jill. “We explored all possible options in an attempt to keep Terrapin at its current location, but after carefully considering a number of various partnerships and collaborations, we decided that the best thing for us, and for Terrapin, was to bid farewell,” the owners wrote on their website. 

There was also news that two popular East Bay businesses will close in the weeks and months to come. The owners of the Italian restaurant Oliveto in Oakland, best known for its seasonally focused dishes, announced they would permanently close by the end of December as they plan to retire. Berkeleyside first reported the Oliveto closure. In Berkeley, the longstanding

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