Fermentation Lab, the San Francisco gastropub that’s beloved for its pickled foods and occasional strong brews, will expand from its 6,000-square-foot mid-Market location and open another eatery in Japantown soon.
A new restaurant with seating for just nine diners has opened under the radar in San Francisco’s Japantown offering Kappo-style dining at just one seating per night, for only nine guests at a time.
A new, still nameless, high-end Indian concept from Taj Campton Place chef Srijith Gopinathan and business partner Ayesha Thapar — who also opened the acclaimed Ettan in Palo Alto together — is coming to the former Dosa space.
One of only two hotels in Japantown, the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, has been identified as one of four properties around SF that the city hopes to purchase by the end of the year to turn into permanent homeless housing, but neighbors are pushing back.
A priest has died of COVID-19 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in North Beach, 27-year-old Muddy's Coffee House has closed at 24th and Valencia, and an East San Jose gym that had remained open in defiance of health orders has temporarily closed.
A pair of cherry blossom trees outside the Japanese Cultural and Community Center in San Francisco's Japantown won't be blooming this year after a vandal or vandals went to great efforts to rip all the branches off of them.
The first festive signs of the holiday season are starting to emerge, including an ice rink and a pair of gift fairs featuring local makers.