Lisa Amand

Feb 02, 2017
San Francisco Embarcadero

Protected Bike Lanes Still In The Works As Embarcadero Traffic Hits 'Brutal' Levels

According to the SFMTA, conflicts between people walking and biking have grown along the busier-than-ever Embarcadero. Read More

Feb 01, 2017
San Francisco Union Square

Tonight: Last Hurrah At Lefty O'Doul's As Legal Battle Rages On

Tonight is the longtime bar's last, as its owner and landlord continue to duke it out over the name and memorabilia. Read More

Jan 27, 2017
San Francisco Financial District

Sustainable Salad & Sandwich Chain 'Homegrown' Opens In The FiDi

The fast-casual breakfast and lunch spot places a heavy emphasis on environmental responsibility. Read More

Jan 25, 2017
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

Halal Guys Brings New York-Style Street Food To The Tenderloin

The affordable Middle Eastern chain, which got its start with New York City street carts, will be open until 4am on weekends. Read More

Jan 17, 2017
San Francisco Union Square

As Rights Battle Heats Up, Lefty O'Doul's Proprietor Strips Bar Of Memorabilia

Though he's being forced to move, proprietor Nick Bovis says he plans to fight his landlord to keep the Lefty's name and memorabilia. Read More

Jan 16, 2017
San Francisco Cow Hollow Financial District Marina Union Square Upper Haight

American Apparel To Close All 3 Of Its San Francisco Retail Stores

The company is closing all 110 of its stores, and will likely no longer make its clothes in the U.S. Read More

Jan 15, 2017
San Francisco Union Square

Union Square Merchants Clear Out To Make Way For New Office Building

Businesses and merchants located in a building on the corner of Sutter St. and Grant Ave. are closing their doors this month. Read More

Jan 14, 2017
San Francisco Union Square

Lefty's Landlord Claims Ownership Of Restaurant's Name, Memorabilia

The restaurateur and landlord had a 2012 dispute that resulted in the eviction of the Gold Dust Lounge. Read More

Jan 07, 2017
San Francisco Union Square

Fashionable Desigual Store Packs Up, Leaves Union Square Spot

The fashion-forward Desigual has vacated its Powell Street location, taking its boldly patterned designs with it. Read More

Jan 03, 2017
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill

Vancouver's 'Bao Down' To Bring Steamed Buns, Asian Fusion To Former Masa's

Get ready for pan-Asian fare, from Hawaiian-style weekend brunch to steamed bao and more. Read More

Jan 03, 2017
San Francisco Financial District

DaDa Debuts At The Mechanics' Institute With Art, Cocktails, & More

The popular FiDi bar has moved to the ground floor of the Mechanics' Institute, creating a new social space focused on art and ideas. Read More

Dec 22, 2016
San Francisco Financial District

Theft, Vandalism, Dwindling Business Won't Keep Shoe Shiner Larry Moore Down

With his supplies stolen Monday, stand damaged Tuesday and fewer customers dropping by, it's been a rough week for the shoe shiner who's worked the corner of Market and New Montgomery since 2008. Read More

Dec 19, 2016
San Francisco Union Square

'First Crush' Restaurant & Wine Bar Shutters After 18 Years; Chinese Eatery Taking Over

The restaurant’s new owner is racing to open a “reasonably priced” Cantonese restaurant by the end of this month. Read More

Dec 16, 2016
San Francisco Financial District

Popular 'Deli & ...' Loses Its Lease After 34 Years In The Financial District

The downtown deli, beloved for its breakfast burritos and more, will close its doors on Dec. 31st. Read More

Dec 13, 2016
San Francisco Financial District Union Square

BevMo! May Take Over DB Shoes Location Near Union Square

Not everyone in Union Square is happy about the potential arrival of a BevMo! on Kearny Street. Read More

Dec 03, 2016
San Francisco Mid-Market SoMa

3 New Hot-Food Stalls Coming Soon To 'The Market' On Market

With three new fast-casual eateries opening, The Market is changing almost as fast as Twitter Moments. Read More

Nov 30, 2016
San Francisco Financial District SoMa

Russell’s Convenience Store Shutters After 3 Decades At Mission & Beale

The Denver-based company is closing its Mission Street outpost for good this evening. Read More

Nov 29, 2016
San Francisco Financial District

Humidor Cigar Shop Back In Business, After Long-Delayed Move

After seven months in licensing limbo, The Humidor is back in business—now at 1 Embarcadero Center. Read More

Nov 19, 2016
San Francisco Financial District

Third Suspect Arrested In 2014 Beating, Killing Of Disabled Homeless Man

Three suspects are now facing charges in the brutal assault that killed a 67-year-old homeless man sleeping on the 100 block of Sutter Street two years ago. Read More

Nov 18, 2016
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina

Hot Pot Spot 'Nabe' Debuts Second Location In The Marina

The team behind Inner Sunset’s Nabe is celebrating the grand opening of their new Lombard Street restaurant tonight. Read More

Oct 31, 2016
San Francisco Civic Center

Civic Center Newcomer 'August 1 Five' To Debut Modern Indian Fare Next Week

The contemporary Indian restaurant is aiming to satisfy lunchtime workers, City Hall celebrants, and opera and symphony-goers in one spot. Read More

Oct 24, 2016
San Francisco Financial District

Financial District Workers Warmly Welcome Take-Out Window Touting $200 Sea Urchin

The Grubbies, a new takeout stand specializing in Japanese-style chirashi bowls, offers some options with staggering price tags. Read More

Oct 12, 2016
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

Rambler, Union Square's Newest Restaurant & Bar, Debuts Tomorrow

With multiple bars and dining rooms, Hotel Zeppelin's new restaurant aims to attract all types passing through Union Square. Read More

Oct 11, 2016
San Francisco Chinatown Financial District Jackson Square

Creative Arts Space 'ELL' Debuts This Friday On Commercial Street

The gallery and events space kicks off with "Wish You Were Here!," a show that opens this Friday. Read More

Sep 26, 2016
San Francisco SoMa

After 53 Years, Capricorn Coffees Loses SoMa Lease, Plots Move To Petaluma

The coffee roastery, founded by a prominent gay couple, was a predecessor of (and inspiration for) Starbucks and Peet's. Read More