Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Food & Drinks
Published on November 01, 2019
SF Eats: Shake Shack plans second SF location, Tacolicious Chico opens in FiDi, morePhoto: Steven S./Yelp

Here's the latest in SF food news. In this edition, a popular burger chain plots a second SF outpost, a local taco eatery debuts its new FiDi location, and a Portland-based sushi restaurant plans an expansion to the Embarcadero.


Union Square

Shake Shack (Westfield San Francisco Centre)

Photo: Shake Shack/Yelp

Shake Shack plans to open another outpost in San Francisco. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the popular burger chain will move into the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall (at Fifth and Market streets) in 2020.

It will be Shake Shack's second restaurant in the city; the burger joint's permits are still pending for an opening in the former Real Food Co. space on Fillmore Street, though no official date has been set.

We will provide more information as it comes in.


Tacolicous Chico (685 Market St.)

Photo: Steven S./Yelp

Tacolicious Chico, a mini outpost of Tacolicious, has opened at 685 Market Street, Eater SF reports. The Cal-Mexican chain is housed in a small 450-foot space in the Financial District, focusing on quick-service eats for the downtown lunch crowd.

Single tacos are $3.75 a piece, with guisado (stewed) fillings like chicken tinga and pork chile verde. Diners can also order a Chico Especial for $14, which comes with 3 tacos and a choice of drink.


Bamboo Sushi (Pier 3)

Photo: Ann S./Yelp 

Eater SF also reported another opening around downtown San Francisco: Portland's Bamboo Sushi plans to open at Pier 3 in the spring of 2020, in the former Plant Cafe/Seaside space

The restaurant's expansion will bring its sustainability-focused, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch-approved menu to the Pier location, with items like nigiri and bluefin tuna-free rolls on the menu. The restaurant also offers omakase, sushi rolls, and izakaya-style plates.

For drinks, diners can expect a full bar that features a selection of sakes, Japanese whiskies, wines and local beers.

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