Alisa Scerrato

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Remembering Ruth Weiss, North Beach poet and provocateur

Weiss, who passed away on July 31, was dubbed the "goddess of the Beat Generation" by Herb Caen. Read More

Aug 07, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Tenderloin

Mission's acclaimed Farmhouse Thai expands to Lower Haight

The new outpost is currently just a takeout window, but may eventually have sit-down dining as well. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Cow Hollow Marina

Luke's Local to open second grocery store in Cow Hollow

With its delivery service taking off during the pandemic, the Cole Valley-based grocer is eager to expand to the city's northside. Read More

Aug 05, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina Tenderloin

Cow Hollow's Baker Street Bistro to close for good after nearly 30 years

The French eatery, popular for brunch, had been closed since the start of shelter-in-place. Read More

Aug 03, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Potrero Hill SoMa

SF Eats: Lost Resort debuts in the Mission, CatHead's BBQ closes for good, Toronado reopens, more

A new nautical-themed restaurant opens in the Mission, a coffee and pastry-focused cafe debuts soon in Potrero Hill, a barbecue joint closes for good in SoMa, and a popular beer bar reopens with plans Read More

Jul 30, 2020
Jul 28, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission

Divisadero's Barvale to close, become Beretta pop-up

Valencia Street's popular Italian restaurant is taking over its Spanish sibling on Divisadero. Read More

Jul 24, 2020
San Francisco Castro Financial District Polk Russian Hill SoMa

SF restaurants adapt to outdoor seating — and customer policing

Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for restaurants that didn't previously have it. But keeping customers in line hasn't been easy. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
San Francisco

Unemployed SF restaurant workers pivot to home-based pop-ups

From custom cakes to Puerto Rican cocktails, these out-of-work restaurant veterans are forging new businesses in their home kitchens. Read More

Jul 15, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow North Beach Union Square

SF Eats: Future Bars Group opens Cask at Devil's Acre space, Westwood opens a BBQ pop-up, more

A North Beach bar transforms into a boutique spirits shop, a barbecue pop-up debuts in Cow Hollow, and a French bakery permanently closes one of its three locations in the city. Read More

Jul 14, 2020
San Francisco Ocean Beach

After 83 years of business, Louis' Restaurant is closing for good

“I cannot foresee in my mind when restaurants will go back to normal,” co-owner Tom Hontalas said. Read More

Jul 13, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Closure rumors aren't true — but Bender's Bar & Grill could use some help

Social media rumors that Bender's is closing aren't true. But it's going to need some help from customers to survive the pandemic. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission

SF Eats: Velvet Cantina, Indian Paradox close permanently; Old Jerusalem severely damaged in fire

It's a sad week for restaurant news, with the closures of two popular spots and another damaged by fire. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Hayes Valley Marina Mission NoPa

SF Eats: Matching Half Cafe to change hands; why Souvla remains closed; more

Numerous tipsters have asked why Souvla has been closed for nearly four months. Here's what we've learned. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission Nob Hill Noe Valley

Little Chihuahua closes Divisadero location after 3 employees test positive for COVID-19 [Updated]

The Divisadero location is temporarily closed, and owners say they're determining their next steps "day by day." Read More

Jun 25, 2020
San Francisco Inner Sunset Mission NoPa

Nopalito to permanently close Sunset location, move into Bi-Rite soft serve window

Nopalito is the latest business to fall victim to the pandemic — but when one door closes, a window opens. Read More

Jun 18, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Perpetual indulgence: New SoMa Italian eatery to be named for Sister Roma

Owned by her longtime friend Matt Leum, Roma's will offer classic Italian food in an inclusive, queer-friendly space. Read More

Jun 18, 2020
San Francisco Mission Bay

Eager to launch outdoor dining, SF restaurants team up to apply for street closures

Normally competitors, neighboring restaurants are now joining forces to convince the city to close down their streets for outdoor meals. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero

'Throw us a bone': Struggling Divisadero bars navigate state's murky rules around to-go cocktails

SF bars need to sell to-go cocktails to stay afloat, but they're required to serve them with "bona fide" meals. For bars without kitchens, that's a challenge. Read More