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Tuesday in San Francisco: Thanksgiving feasts, traffic and shopping

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By Sri Ravipati

Welcome back to another news roundup in San Francisco for Nov. 23.

We've got some stories on Thanksgiving food, traffic and shopping for you to gobble up.

Open on Thanksgiving: Restaurants serving up non-traditional feasts

While many San Francisco restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving, there are two non-traditional spots staying open: Brenda's French Soul Food and The Cavalier.

Brenda's French Soul Food is taking a flavorful twist on a Cajun turkey complete with all the trimmings. The restaurant is also selling two different Thanksgiving dinner kits that can be picked up Tuesday.

The Cavalier, a modern London-inspired brasserie, is getting into the American holiday spirit with its special Thanksgiving menu.

Thanksgiving traffic: Best and worst times for Bay Area drivers to hit the road

More families and friends are expected to gather this holiday weekend, with traffic expected to reach pre-pandemic levels.

SFGATE spoke with AAA to share the best and worst times to be on the road:

  • Thursday: worst time, noon to 3 p.m.; best time 11 a.m.
  • Friday: worst time, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; best time, before 11 a.m.
  • Saturday: worst time, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; best time, before noon
  • Sunday: worst time, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; best time, before noon

SF Bay Ferry: No service on Thanksgiving, rides resume rest of week

The San Francisco Bay Ferry on Tuesday announced it will not have any service on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

SF Bay Ferry will operate weekend schedules on Friday to accommodate those traveling the day after Thanksgiving. Normal weekend schedules will be in effect Saturday and Sunday. The full schedule is available here.

Holiday shoppers shaken after retail robberies, SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin wants everyone to 'feel safe'

Retail robberies around the San Francisco Bay Area at the start of the shopping season have put shoppers, store employees and business owners on edge, KPIX5 reports.

Many shoppers told KPIX5 they are worried about the rise of retail robberies and the looming question: where will they hit next?

District Attorney Chesa Boudin called the city's recent robberies “absolutely unacceptable" in an interview with KPIX5 reporter Betty Yu. “This is not a San Francisco-specific problem. It doesn’t have anything to do with local policy.”

Boudin’s office is awaiting more arrests and plans to announce felony charges on Tuesday. The district attorney said 25 individuals are still at large in connection with the Union Square burglaries on Friday.

"We want everyone to feel safe and to be safe in San Francisco, and until everybody is safe and feels safe, our work is not done," Boudin said.

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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