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This New Mid-Market Hotel Sounds Like a Big Deal

Proper Hotel adds James Beard-nominated chef Jason Franey and Trick Dog team members Proper Hotel, a forthcoming luxury hotel chain with locations bound for Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Austin, is first headed to the [Read entire story]

Last-Minute Deal Saves Wing’s, San Jose’s Oldest Restaurant

The 1925-opened Chinese institution remains San Jose Chinese restaurant Wing’s has narrowly avoided a closure that was predicted earlier this month: They’ve successfully negotiated with their landlord to remain at [Read entire story]

Mojo Bicycle Cafe is Losing the Bikes and more A.M. Intel

Four things to know right now Mojo Bicycle Cafe ditching bike shop component Quaint Divisadero cafe, beer bar, sand bicycle shop Mojo is taking bikes off the menu by July 9. Tucked into the garage-level space of a yellow [Read entire story]

New Wine Bar Petit Marlowe Brings Vintage Paris to SoMa

Another Ken Fulk-designed charmer from the Big Night Restaurant group Wine bar and bistro Petit Marlowe is now serving more casual, Rive Gauche vibes around the corner from the Marlowe mothership. Big Night Restaurant [Read entire story]

An Asian-Inspired Night Market and Grocery is Headed to Polk Gulch

It hopes to stay open til 4 a.m. A developer has designs to revive the empty Big Apple Grocery space at the corner of Polk and Clay as The Bazaar, a grocery store and food vendor hub with late-night hours. Jason Talbot [Read entire story]

Locol’s Real Problem is Capitalism and more A.M. Intel

Four things to know this morning Does Locol’s capitalist business model ignore racism? After Locol’s sudden retreat from Uptown Oakland, cook and writer Tunde Wey offers a biting critique of the restaurant, and [Read entire story]

Where To Fill Your Picnic Basket on the Way Out of the City

The best places for cheeses, cured meats, sandwiches, and wine The environs surrounding San Francisco are epic, from the (cold but mostly sunny) beach to mountains and lakes. So, take a hike, ride a bike, or drive [Read entire story]

How to Publish a Cookbook Without Photos

Wendy MacNaughton on illustrating recipes in the age of food photography For her cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, Samin Nosrat wanted to avoid the kind of glossy magazine food [Read entire story]

To Keep DNA Lounge Open, Owner Closes Two Other Businesses

Codeword and adjoining DNA Pizza will close The SoMa all-ages venue Codeword and its adjoining pizza restaurant DNA Pizza will close at the end of July according to owner Jamie Zawinski. The nightclub proprietor, who [Read entire story]

Warriors Made It Rain Champagne at SoMa Nightclub After Their NBA Win

Steven Kerr got in on the action, too After clinching the championship and showering off with champagne in the locker room, the Golden State Warriors came out to play in San Francisco where they threw down at SoMa [Read entire story]

New Bar The Snug Will Settle in for Pints in Pac Heights

With food, cocktails, and 20 taps of beer this fall Pacific Heights stands to get a little cozier this fall with the arrival of The Snug, a bar and kitchen from partners Zack Schwab, Shane Matthews, Brian Shin, and Jacob [Read entire story]

Facing Demolition, Old Jerusalem May Relocate To Larger Space

Plans have been submitted to redevelop its current building Old Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern standby in the Mission, may be moving from its longtime home. Plans have been submitted to demolish the restaurant’s space at [Read entire story]

Tacolicious Taps New Leader for Taco Empire

Quinten Frye is in as culinary director Reigning local Cal-Mex empire Tacolicious has hired a new culinary director, Quinten Frye, to oversee its five locations. He’s filling the big shoes previously worn by executive [Read entire story]

Inside Saucy Asian, Open Monday For Korean Fusion

At 17th and Sanchez — with Dolores Park deliveries to come Starting Monday, June 12, Saucy Asian will be dishing out unapologetically fusion Korean food from bulgogi bowls to tacos. First-time restaurant owner Andrew [Read entire story]

San Jose’s Oldest Restaurant Closes at the End of June

Wing’s is shuttering due to a rent increase San Jose’s oldest restaurant, the Chinese eatery Wing’s, will shutter at the end of June. A sign on the door at its location on 131 E. Jackson Street held word of the [Read entire story]

Tacolicious Opening Delivery-Only Rotisserie Chicken Business

MF Chicken (muy fierce?) is coming next week Cal-Mex mini-empire Tacolicious is getting into the delivery-only game with MF Chicken, a Mexican rotisserie chicken business launching through Caviar on June 19. With the [Read entire story]

Oakland Named a Top City for Vegan Dining and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know right now The Morris does lunch The Morris, opened by sommelier Paul Einbund and chef/partner Gavin Schmidt last fall in the Mission’s former Slow Club space, is now expanding to weekday lunch. From [Read entire story]

Brown Sugar Kitchen, Bocanova To Fill Uptown Oakland Spaces Vacated by Picán, Ozumo

Swooping in, though with smaller footprints Just as Picán and Ozumo Oakland depart the Uptown dining scene they helped establish, two other anchors of the Oakland food world, Bocanova and Brown Sugar Kitchen, will move [Read entire story]

Oakland’s Picán To Close

Citing growing competition in an Uptown dining scene it helped popularize Picán, a 2009-opened southern restaurant credited with revitalizing Uptown Oakland’s dining scene, will close after its final dinner service on [Read entire story]

Inside Duna, an Ode to Central Europe on Valencia Street

Open now from the duo behind Bar Tartine Former Bar Tartine chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns are back with Duna, and they’ve given their space at 983 Valencia a quick revamp to channel Central Europe. The duo and [Read entire story]