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Town Restaurant, 716 Laurel Street, San Carlos

Town Tones It Down

A week ago, the LSS reported that popular restaurant Town had closed for remodeling that would include some acoustic adjustments. Customers had complained it was way too noisy. This evening, Town reopened for dinner. Here’s what the Spy heard. Well, not a whole lot. It was early, well before the usual throngs arrived and it [...]

Not a sign of an apocalypse...Town is closed for a "spruce up"

Town Too Noisy For You? A Fix is in the Works

Diners who’ve complained about the noise level at super popular restaurant Town…the owners have heard you above the din. The Avenir Restaurant Group has closed Town for what’s described as a, “week-and-a-half quickie spruce-up” that includes the installation of sound absorbing fabric on the ceiling to help lower the volume when it gets busy. (And [...]

1037 Laurel Street, future site of Morty's Restaurant

Good News for the Where’s-a-Good-Place-for-Families-to-Eat Crowd

While San Carlos has plenty of restaurants, residents often complain about the lack of family friendly options. A new restaurant now under construction aims to fill the void. Morty’s is set to open in January in the old Cantina space at 1037 Laurel. Local entrepreneur Michael Shifrin describes the concept as American casual, saying: “It’s [...]

Hardware store since the 40's...to become deli/bakery

New Restaurant for South Laurel

Even before White Oaks Hardware sold, the speculation began. The 2,500 square foot building and the large lot next to it – an overgrown garden with fans and critics alike – was rumored to be the future home of a comfort food restaurant, a bistro or a medical office, depending on who you talked to. [...]

619 Laurel Street (Destined to become Limone)

Italian Cafeteria & Private Party Room, Too

Recession? Apparently, some San Carlos restaurants haven’t heard of the R-word, like Locanda Positano. The Amalfi Coast pizzeria (and more) hasn’t been open a year yet and is already expanding into the space next door. “We’re so busy we can’t accommodate parties over 20,” said manager Vittorio D’Urzo. In fact, D’Urzo says the restaurant on [...]

Mon Dieu! Cuisinett Restaurant Opens Thursday

Mon Dieu! Cuisinett Restaurant Opens Thursday

The much anticipated Cuisinett French Comfort Food Restaurant officially opens on Thursday…serving lunch and dinner. When the LSS dropped by to snap a pic, the unflappable owner Geoffroy Raby – 31-year old native of Lille, France – was in the throes of testing dishes and preparing to install some art on the walls, representing six [...]

After Pesky Delays, Bair Island Tap & Eatery Opens

After Pesky Delays, Bair Island Tap & Eatery Opens

(Updated 9/30: Grand Opening Friday, 9/30 & Sat., 10/1. Charles Evans says, “25% off to Friends and Family; if anyone comes in and introduces themselves, they are Friends!) Seems like remodeling a restaurant is every bit as frustrating as having work done at home. Things happen. Bair Island (formerly Laurel Kabob) – set to open [...]

Cuisinett Mini Update

Cuisinett Mini Update

Looks like an early October opening for French comfort food restaurant Cuisinett, exact date TBD. Thirty-one year old owner Geoffroy Raby says the remodeled space – exposed brick and some industrial zinc walls  – at 1105 San Carlos Ave. is smoothly working through the permit process. Some gorgeous reclaimed wood table tops arrived, custom made [...]

Bair Island Tap & Eatery, 635 Laurel Street, San Carlos (opening soon)

Restaurant Kills Kabobs and Changes Concept, Totally

(Update: Opening Mon., 9/26 but check b/f you go) The Laurel Kabob is ditching its skewers in favor of craft brews, local wines and a simpler menu of gourmet sandwiches and fresh seasonal salads. Co-owner Charles Evans says it was time to change the concept because there are just too many Mediterranean restaurants around. With [...]

Meat Truck With Low Carb Option Rolls Into SC

Meat Truck With Low Carb Option Rolls Into SC

Hiyaaa pulls into the Mobile Gourmet’s food truck event on Wednesday in front of Hiller Aviation Museum, ready to serve up Asian fusion fare that’s all about protein. While the sandwiches are inspired by Vietnamese Bahn Mi (a Nom Nom specialty), owner Sun Chang says Hiyaaa’s food is actually very different.  “Our sandwiches are really [...]

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