This week, we bring news of two new eateries that are finally open, and several business closures throughout the city.
Mission: Alma Cocina SF
2801 Folsom St. (at 24th)
According to its website, the team behind the new eatery has worked on this restaurant for more than two years; they bring "more than 20 years of hospitality experience" to Alma Cocina.
On the menu, diners can expect to see Peruvian plates like pollo a la brasa, a traditional Peruvian rotisserie chicken; anticucho de la huerta, a vegetarian version of a traditional Peruvian dish served with kalamata aioli, mint, cilantro and spicy pico de gallo; and four different variations of ceviche.
Wash down the meal with your choice of cocktail, wine, or beer before finishing it off with dessert offerings that include flam, chocolate cake, and a flourless cake with banana leaves and caramel-coated bananas.
Union Square: Enough
49 Kearny St. (at Post)
According to tipster Al M., the space that was once Salon 49 is now home to Enough, a café that specializes in milk tea. Softly opened on August 3rd, the new FiDi establishment—so small it can only fit four to five people at a time—is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and on Saturday from 8am to 5pm.
"The café will specialize in milk tea, but no boba, because next-door Asha is already doing boba," said Al. "However, they will have sea salt foam drinks as their house specialty."
In addition, there will be coffee, yogurt drinks, fresh fruit tea, and various milk teas, including jasmine green tea, oolong milk tea, Ceylon black tea and more.
Union Square: Sugarfina
272 Sutter St. (at Grant)
Elsewhere in the Union Square area, Al M. told us that Sugarfina—a high-end candy store that started out in Beverly Hills and opened three locations in San Francisco—has now shuttered its Sutter Street outpost.
"It was a candy shop that dealt with high-end candies like gummies, covered chocolate, jawbreakers, etc.," said Al. "[Sugarfina] used to have three shops and now it's down to two, with a kiosk in Westfield Centre and the Union St. location."
It doesn't look like anything is planned yet for the space, as we haven't found any new Planning applications for the spot.
SoMa: Muffins Muffins
123 2nd St. (at Minna)
Over in SoMa, Al also alerted us to the closure of Muffins Muffins, a corner café that sold breakfast and lunch items like bagels, breakfast sandwiches, Vietnamese bahn mi and more.
"A notice said after 28 years of business, they're ready to throw in the towel," said Al. "As of now, a construction worker inside is busy sawing a wooden counter."
There's nothing available yet on what new business will be coming into the empty space, but we'll keep our eyes peeled for any indications. If you find out, shoot us an email and we'll credit you for the tip.
Financial District: Spicely Organics
578 Market St. (at 2nd)
Several blocks up in the Financial District, Al reported that Spicely Organics has closed its doors. The business, based out of Fremont, sells gluten-free spices and seasoning, teas and chocolates online and in individual stores across the country.
We haven't seen any plans online for a new business owner, but if you hear or see anything, let us know.
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