Tate Jacaruso

Tate Jacaruso is a blogger for Hyperflyer's The Community Table, covering the effect of the pandemic on San Francisco Bay Area bars and restaurants. Based in North Carolina, she has written travel, food, and news stories for Narcity Media. Tate received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she discovered her love for journalism. Website | Instagram

Tate Jacaruso

The Nostalgia of Pizza in the Pandemic

At midnight on March 17, 2020, the city of San Francisco went on lockdown. Citizens were told to shelter in place in the wake of Covid-19, which was already spreading at an alarming rate across the Bay Area. Over seven weeks after the shutdown, the streets of San Francisco remain quiet. Bars and restaurants have had nothing but empty seats since delivery and to-go orders became more ubiquitous…

Barrio: North Beach Success Hits the Covid Wall and Bounces back

Billy Riordan was just starting to gain momentum when the novel coronavirus arrived on the West Coast. Riordan co-owns a restaurant in San Francisco called Barrio, where business was taking off just as the city was shutting down. “Our sales were going up, up, up, up. We were kind of getting recognition, and then all of a sudden, bam, the brakes slammed,” he said…

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