Good New & Bad News

OK, the bad news first. As I’m sure most of you know, both Cold Stone Creamery and Turtle Bay Restaurant have gone out of business. It’s really an incredible thing to me that Foster City can’t support a single white tablecloth, fine dinning type of restaurant. Amazing! Foster City has a ton of great things going for it but, outside of Redwood Shores, it’s the worst restaurant community on the Peninsula. OK, there’s a couple of good spots (Sweet Basil comes to mind) but it’s not even in the league of the neighboring communities. Just across the street from my office in San Carlos on San Carlos Avenue is King Chuan, San Remo, Sneakers, La Corneta Taquiera, Saffron Indian Bistro, Red Hot Chili Pepper, and the new “French Comfort Food” spot called Cuisinett. Again, this isn’t including all the other restaurants further down on Laurel Street. You wonder why I work in San Carlos?

OK, I felt like Turtle Bay had slipped recently…but still. It just seems like there should be a market for a good restaurant in this town. Well, the rumor is that into the space left by Turtle Bay comes a FiveGuys Burger franchise. In case you’ve missed it, Five Guys is sort of the east coast equivelent of In & Out Burger. Five Guys is GOOD! It would be a terrific thing if in fact they do enter that space! I hear it’s actually possible by this summer. Stay tuned!


  1. Anita Reimann says:

    Five Guys is terrific! I’ve been to the new Burlingame one a couple of times in the past month. I like the burgers better than In and Out, plus they have hot dogs which is great since one of my kids won’t eat burgers but loves hot dogs.

  2. Suresh says:

    I thought Turtle Bay closed because the lease expired. Was a good restaurant.

  3. I would be interested in checking out the space if it’s available.

  4. Five Guys is good but way expensive for what they offer.

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