Val’s Restaurant and Lounge, one of Daly City’s classic haunts for dinner and cocktails, will pull the plug on its recognizable neon sign and close its doors by the end of the year.

Val’s co-owner Greg Taylor confirmed to The Chronicle that the business will be closing permanently in December, though a final date has not yet been set. He declined to provide further details.

The closure marks the end of the restaurant’s long history, which dates back to the early 1950s. Taylor’s family took over the business in 1975. Val’s has two sides: a bright, white-tablecloth dining room, and

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Komodo in Brickell, which serves pan Asian fare, was the highest-grossing independent restaurant in the country in 2021.

Komodo in Brickell, which serves pan Asian fare, was the highest-grossing independent restaurant in the country in 2021.

In 2020, restaurants everywhere suffered. But some Miami area restaurants rebounded in 2021 — including one upscale Asian spot that was the top grossing independent restaurant in the country.

The trade publication Restaurant Business ranked the top-grossing independent restaurants for 2021, assessing how well they did after a yearlong, pandemic-related hiatus, and Komodo in Brickell grossed the most.

The Groot Hospitality restaurant, which served 285,000 meals with an average check of $115, grossed $41,000,000 in 2021.

Two other Groot Hospitality restaurants made

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Chris Lennert of Left Hand Brewing at the new location in the River North neighborhood. Photo: John Frank/Axios

Chris Lennert of Left Hand Brewing at the new location in the River North neighborhood. Photo: John Frank/Axios

One of Colorado’s oldest breweries is making a big, new splash.

What to know: Left Hand Brewing opened its first restaurant last week in the North Wynkoop development, across the courtyard from Mission Ballroom.

  • It’s the 29-year-old brewery’s first location outside its home base in Longmont.
  • And it comes just after Left Hand won large brewery of the year at the Great American Beer Festival in October.

What they’re saying: “We said we needed to get into Colorado’s biggest market and refresh

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A widely popular Vietnamese restaurant known for serving pho with hefty beef short ribs is headed to Palo Alto.

Pho Ha Noi is moving into the large space at 185 University Ave., which for the past five years was the home of actor Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain Wahlburgers. Helen Nguyen, the owner of Pho Ha Noi, shared the announcement to her nearly 13,000 followers on Instagram on Thursday, and told SFGATE that she anticipates a spring 2023 opening.

“We are so excited for a new location [in Palo Alto],” Nguyen told SFGATE. “We would love to introduce non-Vietnamese customers to

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Italian and North Indian are no longer the only two options for Indian diners. Slowly and steadily, pan-Asian cuisine too has made its presence felt in the Indian restaurant scene. With this evolved palate, we have seen a growing fondness for dishes such as sushi, dim sum, and even curries. The experimental wave of dining out is evident from the opening of many new restaurants in the GK-II M-block market in the recent past. And NAO by Bercos is the latest addition to this bustling and vibrant South Delhi market.

With an expansive menu spanning across countries, NAO or Next

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The manager of a Thai restaurant in Northern California was attacked last week by a man who was told he couldn’t have his food for free. 

Other diners in the establishment went running from their tables for safety and some rushed to help the victim.

The incident occurred on Nov. 9 at an unspecified restaurant in Berkeley on Shattuck Avenue, Fox San Francisco reported. 

“A man came into the restaurant, and he demanded some free food,” Berkeley Officer Byron White said. 

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A California restaurant manager was

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