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Willie Brown Spurns Favorite Steakhouse After Girlfriend’s 1-Star Yelp Review

Bob’s is on the chopping block Frequent Willie Brown sightings at Bob’s Steak and Chophouse in the Omni Hotel might be a thing of the past if his longtime girlfriend, Sonya Molodestkaya, is true to her word. In a [Read entire story]

Wagyumafia’s Plan For SF Outpost Whacked

The Omakase Group partnership is off the table Wagyumafia, a Tokyo-based purveyor of high-end beef cutlet sandwiches, won’t be coming to San Francisco after all. Local restaurateur Kash Feng (Omakase, Okane, Dumpling [Read entire story]

Boot & Shoe Service Employees Resign After Owner Accused of Harassment Refuses to Divest

More plan to follow in their footsteps Three employees of Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service quit in protest this weekend as the restaurant’s owner, Charlie Hallowell, refuses to divest from his businesses despite [Read entire story]

Park Chow To Close Sunday, January 21

After 20 years of business Inner Sunset patio dining staple Park Chow is saying goodbye to loyal customers at 1240 9th Avenue, where it’s been in business for 20 years. The location will close this Sunday, January 21, [Read entire story]

Michelin-Starred Plumed Horse Expands With Casual Pasta Restaurant and Chocolate Shop

It opens Monday, February 5 After maintaining a Michelin star at The Plumed Horse for a decade, chef/owner Peter Armellino is looking forward to opening a “liberating” new pasta project just steps from his flagship [Read entire story]

SF Ippudo Is Ready to Open the Ramen Floodgates

The mega-popular chain arrives January 28 Frenzy-inducing ramen chain Ippudo is ready to open its eagerly-awaited SF location, announcing soft opening hours that start this weekend and a grand opening scheduled for [Read entire story]

Four Barrel Coffee Won’t Change Names After All

Scrapping a plan to rebrand following sexual harassment allegations After removing the name Four Barrel from its café windows and crossing it off on signs and menus, the remaining owners of the embattled coffee company [Read entire story]

Off The Grid’s Creator Looks Beyond Food Trucks to These Mobile Food Prep Pods

“Even the most modern, fancy food trucks are a relatively old technology” After eight years running Off The Grid, the central food truck hub and organizer in the Bay Area, Matt Cohen has a new idea that could [Read entire story]

Preview the Menu of Cheesesteaks and Breakwiches at Deli Board Spinoff The Board

Looking to open February 1 Sandwich savant Adam Mesnick of Deli Board is ready to open his spinoff, The Board, on February 1, pending final inspections and barring last-minute hiccups. The new location at 1077 Mission [Read entire story]

Hotel Kabuki Unveils New Bar for Japanese Whisky and Traditional Tea Ceremony

Plus more barbecue for Oakland and pizza for Berkeley Impressive new bar at the Hotel Kabuki A central part of the boutique Japantown Hotel Kabuki’s $31 million remodel, a new bar, opens next Thursday, January 25. [Read entire story]

The Chapel Kills Off Restaurant The Vestry

RIP The Chapel, formerly a Mortuary on Valencia Street resurrected as a live music venue, has laid its sister restaurant, The Vestry, to rest. But regular patrons mourning the loss of their dependable brunch spot [Read entire story]

Champagne Bar The Fine Mousse Bids Farewell to Nob Hill

Popping its last bottle January 27 A Nob Hill neighborhood destination for french fries and bubbly, The Fine Mousse, is “putting a cork in it,” closing up shop after a final night on January 27. The playful [Read entire story]

Inside Botellón, a Sleek New Castro Hangout

With basics like pizza and frosé slushies Botellón, a new Castro cocktail bar and restaurant at the flatiron corner of Market and 15th Streets, is ready to host the kinds of informal gatherings for which it’s named. [Read entire story]

Tadich Grill’s D.C. Spinoff Closes Amid Feud With Original Location

The new location sued the original, and the original countersued The Washington, D.C. Tadich Grill — a 2015-opened branch of the San Francisco dining institution — has lasted not quite so long as its more than [Read entire story]

Shake Shack Is Coming to SF, Palo Alto, and Marin

The SF location will be in the Marina Shake Shack is finally entering the Bay Area burger fray. Representatives for the New York-based chain tell the San Francisco Chronicle that three locations are on the way: The first [Read entire story]

Locol’s Third Location Is Now Open at Whole Foods in San Jose

Grab foldies and agua frescas alongside your organic produce and meat Celebrity chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson have opened a third location of their “revolutionary fast food” venture Locol today in San Jose, not [Read entire story]

Four Barrel Coffee Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Out of Court

The terms haven’t been disclosed San Francisco specialty coffee company Four Barrel has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former employees earlier this month. Larry Organ, a civil rights attorney [Read entire story]

13 Exciting Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay

Tapas, paellas, sherry and all the jamón Spanish cuisine in the Bay Area isn’t a trend so much as a movement. Since the early ’90s, Missionites have been lining up for tapas and sangria at Picaro, while their [Read entire story]

Joe Biden Went to Ayesha Curry’s BBQ Restaurant and Only Got Ice Cream

The uncle Joe special Joe Biden’s well-documented love of ice cream doesn’t appear to have faded a bit. The former vice president, who was in San Francisco promoting his new book with a talk at the JCC, indulged in [Read entire story]

Sliver of Hope: Popular Pizzeria Reopens on Telegraph

The slice shop has relocated and is back in action Sliver lining Sliver Pizzeria, a vegetarian slice shop modeled on its owners’ former employer, Cheese Board, closed on Center Street at the end of December, leaving [Read entire story]