Redwood City launched a new initiative by closing streets, hoping to help restaurants impacted by COVID-19.
When: The “Eat, Sip and Be in RWC” program runs every day and ends through September.
Where: See map and list of restaurants below!
“Eat, Sip and Be in RWC.” shuts down some major streets in downtown, like Broadway, so restaurants can push their tables out to the sidewalk and street.
Moving dining outdoors has become a popular strategy for cities to help keep restaurants and retailers in business. This Redwood City program also includes several signs and hand sanitizing stations along the way, reminding people to be safe.
They have also positioned hand sanitizing stations at each intersection to try and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Each street will have one open lane for emergency vehicles and pedestrians.
Redwood City’s culinary excursions include:
Take a tour of Asia with some traditional Japanese teppanyaki at Sakura, sip on sake and shochu cocktails at Kemuri, or enjoy fresh rolls from Yokohama. Indulge in traditional Indian cuisine such as curry and chicken tikka from Broadway Masala. Sink your teeth into some Mandarin flavors with kung pao chicken and Szechwan pork from Crouching Tiger. Enjoy inventive take on Persian cuisine with kabobs and Halal steaks from Arya Steakhouse.
Set sail through the Mediterranean with house made tzatziki and hummus from Pasaha. Feel like a Greek god while snacking on falafel, gyros and other coastal eats from Zadna and Nick the Greek. Grab your lederhosen and enjoy a taste of Germany with schnitzel and bratwurst from Gourmet Haus Staudt along with an assortment of draft beers. Soak in the aromas of France with freshly bakes tarts, pastries, and brioche from Mademoiselle Collette. Feel the amore with wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie, and gelato from Vesta. Feel the luck of the Irish with beer-battered fish & chips and a “trinity cheesecake” made with Guinness brownie, Baileys cheesecake and Tullamore Dew whiskey infused chocolate ganache at Alhambra Irish House.
Dance to Tejano and go South of the Border with enchiladas, tostadas, and hand shaken margaritas from Milagros and Quinto Sol. Fresh guacamole, tapas, and sangria from LV Mar will transport you to the streets of Spain. Enjoy the sophisticated flavors of Buenos Aires at Venga with empanadas and satisfy your sweet tooth with some alfajores.
The closures will affect Main Street between Middlefield and Broadway, Broadway between Main and Jefferson (Jefferson open to traffic), Broadway between Jefferson and Middlefield (Middlefield open to traffic) and Theater Way, city officials said.
Visit www.redwoodcity.org/outdoordin for maps and more information on sidewalk cafés, parklets and temporary parking options for grab and go.
List of Participating Restaurants
- Broadway Masala
- Crouching Tiger
- Gourmet Haus Stadt
- La Viga Culinary (La Viga Seafood & Cocina Mexicana & LV Mar)
- Lovejoys Tea Room
- Peet’s Coffee
- Rockn Wraps & Kabobs
- Rolled up creamery
- Talk of Broadway
- The Coffee Bar
- The Sandwich Spot
If you are a business looking to participate, please fill out the necessary permits by clicking here.