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Castro Loses Two Restaurants In One Week; Blueprint Tap Room Shutters In SoMa

Castro Loses Two Restaurants In One Week; Blueprint Tap Room Shutters In SoMa

A midsummer wave of closures is upon us. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Bakery Bringing Cupcakes and Avocado Toast To Divisadero

Wholesome Bakery is expanding with a brick-and-mortar location With a brand new brick and mortar location coming to Divisadero, Wholesome Bakery is poised to become the city’s most prominent bakery dedicated to vegan, [Read entire story]

Oakland’s Itani Ramen Bucks the Fast-Casual Trend

It’s going full-service at dinner, starting August 23 Many restaurants in the Bay Area are slimming down their staffs, and opting for a fast-casual scene over the more labor-intensive full-service model. But sometimes [Read entire story]

Museum Of Ice Cream Alert: Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Everyone be cool The Museum Of Ice Cream, an Instagram sensation across the nation, is coming to San Francisco in September, and general admission tickets go on sale this Friday, August 25th, at 9 a.m. The colorful [Read entire story]

HiFi Lounge Has Closed After 17 Years in the Marina

Four things to know today The party’s over at HiFi Lounge The 17-year-old Marina bar and club HiFi Lounge has closed at 2125 Lombard Street (between Steiner and Fillmore). There, it’s been a little bit lowbrow dive, [Read entire story]

New La Boulangerie Fuels FiDi With a Cafe Au Lait Bar

It’s now open under the Transamerica building A new location of homegrown cafe chain La Boulangerie opened today, August 22, in the Financial District at 655 Montgomery. At just 300 square-feet, it’s a petite, [Read entire story]

Souvla Makes Move to the East Bay

But just for a few days Souvla, the growing Greek mini-chain, is taking its roasted meats to the East Bay this week for a limited time only partnership with delivery app Caviar. The fast-casual restaurant, which has [Read entire story]

SoMa’s Buca di Beppo Is Finito

It’s closed and won’t get a restaurant replacement Family-style red sauce restaurant Bucca di Beppo is saying arrivederci to customers in SoMa, where its location is now closed after a 20 year run. A conversion of [Read entire story]

Casual Restaurant from Three Michelin-Starred Chef Not Casual Enough for Critics

The chef describes it as “elemental” For three Michelin-starred chef Christopher Kostow, going casual has turned out to be no small feat. Any chef who has worked in a restaurant at the caliber of The Restaurant at [Read entire story]

Roast Beef Sandwich Shop With Chef Credibility Opens Saturday

Top Round is ready in the former Discolandia space Fast-casual roast beef sandwich restaurant Top Round is opening its first California location beyond Los Angeles this Saturday, August 26th, its third overall. The [Read entire story]

Chaya Brasserie Closes After 17 Years; Buca Di Beppo Closes After 20

Chaya Brasserie Closes After 17 Years; Buca Di Beppo Closes After 20

This opens up some prime restaurant space on the Embarcadero. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Andrew Zimmern Can’t Stay Away from the Ferry Building

And more food news to know today How the owner of Tommy’s Joynt nabbed another SF icon Last year, Tommy’s Joynt owner Chris Henry bought Fishermen’s Grotto, the oldest family-run restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf, [Read entire story]

Chaya Brasserie Shutters on the Embarcadero

Its lease was not renewed Chaya Brasserie, known for its views of the Bay Bridge and Japanese cuisine, closed its doors for good on Friday, August 18. It has been operating for 17 years on a prime stretch of the [Read entire story]

This Week In SF Food: A Chicken Nugget Tasting Room, Caffe Trieste To Possibly Close, And More

This Week In SF Food: A Chicken Nugget Tasting Room, Caffe Trieste To Possibly Close, And More

Also, Absinthe is closed for a remodel, and Ron Siegel's Madcap has just opened in Marin. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

New York Times Apologizes After Acting Like Boba Tea Was Brand New Trend

New York Times Apologizes After Acting Like Boba Tea Was Brand New Trend

The Business section made the faux pas of "discovering" boba tea as if it were some brand new invention. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

TV Host Andrew Zimmern in SF, Filming at the Ferry Building

At Far West Fungi Food and travel television host Andrew Zimmern was seen foraging for mushrooms and perhaps other strange foods in the Ferry Building today, as is his schtick on his popular shows like Bizarre Foods. The [Read entire story]

High-End Scotch Concoctions Headline the New Menu at Chinatown’s Cold Drinks Bar

Including the $52 ‘Royal Salute Rob Roy’ Cold Drinks, the furtive Scotch bar above China Live, has been pouring its cleverly concocted drinks off the cuff for a few weeks — now, it has a menu from which drinkers [Read entire story]

Arab Bakery In Oakland Targeted With Racist Attacks Over Mural

Arab Bakery In Oakland Targeted With Racist Attacks Over Mural

The attacks stem from publicity surrounding a mural of Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh, whom the Israeli government convicted in 1970 in connection with a fatal bombing. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Levi’s Stadium, Fueled by Rooftop Farm, Returns With New Concessions

The Organic Coup, Oren’s Hummus Shop, and Off the Grid trucks have been added As the 49ers prepare for their first preseason game tomorrow, it’s time to check back in on Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, which the [Read entire story]

Guy Fieri Took Marshawn Lynch and The Raiders to Flavortown

Flavortown business and more things to know Guy Fieri grilled preseason lunch for the Raiders, no big deal Guy Fieri, a resident of Santa Rosa and the the mayor of Flavortown, was seen prepping lunch for his favorite [Read entire story]