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Eating Out - February 22, 2019

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BELCAMPO MOVES ON ... Hyper-sustainable meat company Belcampo is closing its Palo Alto and San Francisco locations to make way for its first commissary kitchen and a major new project in San Mateo. Belcampo Meat Co. announced the news on Feb. 15. The location at Town & Country Village on El Camino Real stopped serving cooked food on Monday and will close for good on March 2. The company plans to open the commissary kitchen in San Francisco this spring, then a 7,000-square-foot flagship restaurant at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo this summer "as part of a new growth strategy for Northern California," the announcement reads. The shift will allow Belcampo to focus on growing other parts of its business: e-commence, food delivery and "large-format premier dining experiences," the company said. CEO and co-founder Anya Fernald, a Palo Alto native, opened the first Belcampo butcher shop and restaurant in Larkspur in 2012 before opening the Palo Alto site in 2014. There are now eight Belcampo locations, including in Oakland, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, and plus a forthcoming New York City outpost opening next month. "It's bittersweet for me — we have had an great run in both our Peninsula and San Francisco locations but we could not be more thrilled to partner with Bohannon Development Company and bring the Belcampo experience to the Hillsdale Shopping Center," Fernald said in the announcement. — E.K.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
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on Feb 25, 2019 at 11:27 am

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I just could not get used to buying steaks from a cow named "Chuck"

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