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SF bars and restaurants begin checking for vaccination proof at the doorAbout 16 hours ago
San Francisco

SF bars and restaurants begin checking for vaccination proof at the door

With anxieties rising about the Delta variant and the current surge of COVID cases, more SF bars and restaurants are going to start carding — looking for your vaccine card along with your ID. Read More

News from the Bay 'hoods: Folsom Street Market weekend, Park Tavern to renovate, and moreJul 20, 2021
San Francisco Mission North Beach SoMa

News from the Bay 'hoods: Folsom Street Market weekend, Park Tavern to renovate, and more

Most of the Bay Area is masking back up, at least in some situations, and tensions are high as COVID cases and hospitalizations tick up. But things continue to reopen, and events are still happening. Read More

San Francisco's new Maison Danel teahouse serves up French delicacies (with a side of SF lore)Jul 15, 2021
San Francisco Polk

San Francisco's new Maison Danel teahouse serves up French delicacies (with a side of SF lore)

Maison Danel, a new French bakery and tea salon from the owners of the long-running Baker Street Bistro, serves up classical continental delicacies in an elegant Belle Epoque-esque setting on Polk Street. Read More

Mission Updates: The Handroll Project moves into AL's Deli space; The Jelly Donut reopens after long closureJul 14, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Mission Updates: The Handroll Project moves into AL's Deli space; The Jelly Donut reopens after long closure

We have news of a taker for the prominent corner space that was briefly home to AL's Deli (598 Guerrero St.), and beloved doughnut spot The Jelly Donut at 24th and South Van Ness is finally back alive. Read More

Bar Part Time, a natural wine bar with upbeat party vibes, takes Thieves Tavern spaceJul 12, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Bar Part Time, a natural wine bar with upbeat party vibes, takes Thieves Tavern space

A new wine bar with dance bar aspirations is coming to the former Thieves Tavern space at 496 14th Street (at Guerrero), and it's called Bar Part Time. Read More

Game On: Castro arcade bar The Detour hits the restart buttonJul 02, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Game On: Castro arcade bar The Detour hits the restart button

Castro arcade bar and restaurant The Detour is set to reopen Monday, July 5, after hitting the pause button in October and temporarily closing due in part to COVID-19. Read More

Milk Bar arrives in the Bay Area with Peninsula delivery, SF pop-up shop on the wayJun 30, 2021
San Francisco

Milk Bar arrives in the Bay Area with Peninsula delivery, SF pop-up shop on the way

Milk Bar in New York City, which has been slowly building a nationwide empire through direct shipping, now appears to believe the Bay Area could play a key role in its expansion. Read More

SF Eagle set to reopen in SoMa for Pride WeekendJun 24, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

SF Eagle set to reopen in SoMa for Pride Weekend

Just in time for Pride Weekend, SoMa LGBTQ+ bar SF Eagle (398 12th St.) has announced it will reopen Friday after an 15-month pandemic induced temporary closure. Read More

SSP Beer Hall debuts in former Perennial space — "the first beer hall and NFT gallery in the world"Jun 23, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero Mid-Market

SSP Beer Hall debuts in former Perennial space — "the first beer hall and NFT gallery in the world"

As businesses in Mid-Market and SoMa slowly come back to life, the Namu Gaji/Namu Stonepot/Sunset Squares team of Dennis Lee, David Lee, and Daniel Lee are opening up SSP Beer Hall (59 9th Street). Also, there's a Sunset Squares Slice Shop opening on Divisadero, in the former Namu Stonepot space. Read More

Shake Shack opens at Westfield Centre food court on June 28Jun 21, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Shake Shack opens at Westfield Centre food court on June 28

Starting next week, San Franciscans don't have to go to Cow Hollow to get your Shake Shack fix. The chain is opening its second San Francisco location in the heart of downtown, at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall (845 Market St.), just a hop and a skip from the Powell Street BART station. Read More

Ferry Building farmers market celebrates ‘Juneteenth on the Waterfront’ Saturday  Jun 17, 2021
San Francisco Embarcadero

Ferry Building farmers market celebrates ‘Juneteenth on the Waterfront’ Saturday

Black-owned food businesses serve up Juneteenth feasts by the Bay at this weekend’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Read More

The Tonga Room sets reopening date in JulyJun 17, 2021
San Francisco Nob Hill

The Tonga Room sets reopening date in July

SF's kitschiest Tiki bar experience, The Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street), will be welcoming guests and people who just want to Instagram the rainstorms starting July 9. Read More

News from the Bay 'hoods: Marlowe sets July date for reopening, Old Jerusalem is back, and moreJun 15, 2021
San Francisco Financial District Mission SoMa

News from the Bay 'hoods: Marlowe sets July date for reopening, Old Jerusalem is back, and more

As (some of) the masks come off, here's some news this week about more things reopening in SF and elsewhere around the Bay. Read More

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to Stonestown Galleria on SaturdayJun 14, 2021
San Francisco Ingleside

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to Stonestown Galleria on Saturday

Say hello again to the Instagram trap on wheels known as the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, which holds court all day Saturday at the Stonestown Galleria. Read More

30-year-old North Beach staple The Stinking Rose seeks new owner to reopen, keep it goingJun 14, 2021
San Francisco North Beach

30-year-old North Beach staple The Stinking Rose seeks new owner to reopen, keep it going

The Stinking Rose (325 Columbus Ave.), which opened in 1991 in North Beach and maintains a loyal clientele of tourists and garlic-loving locals, has been closed throughout the pandemic. And now we learn that it won't reopen unless a new owner steps in and wants to keep the concept going, with the original owners deciding to retire. Read More

Namu Stonepot closes its Divisadero location; team set to open unnamed food hall — with pizza! — in SoMaJun 09, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero SoMa

Namu Stonepot closes its Divisadero location; team set to open unnamed food hall — with pizza! — in SoMa

Namu Stonepot (553 Divisadero) is no longer serving its loco moco bowls and stonepot rice from the Divisadero space where it's lived since 2017, but the menu is still being served at Dolores and 18th, and will be appearing at a new food-hall concept the team is opening soon on 9th Street. Read More

Osito, a tasting-menu restaurant centered on live-fire cooking, aims for October opening in the MissionJun 09, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Osito, a tasting-menu restaurant centered on live-fire cooking, aims for October opening in the Mission

Osito, a much-delayed restaurant with a celebratory, communal tasting-menu concept centered around live-fire cooking of meat and fish, is finally taking shape and aiming for a fall opening at 2875 18th Street (at Florida). Read More

Tenderloin bar crawl will hit up five neighborhood bars on June 15th — and includes a treasure huntJun 07, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin bar crawl will hit up five neighborhood bars on June 15th — and includes a treasure hunt

In celebration of California’s Big Reopening Day next Tuesday, a Gold Rush-themed bar at 460 Larkin Street is teaming up with four other Tenderloin watering holes for a joint bar crawl that will be held the same day. And yes, there will be treasure maps involved. Read More

The Brixton is expanding to the former Stacks space in Hayes ValleyJun 04, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley

The Brixton is expanding to the former Stacks space in Hayes Valley

We all knew that the Stacks space (501 Hayes St.) at the corner of Octavia and Hayes likely wouldn't stay empty for long, and as the pandemic wanes we learn that the owners of Cow Hollow's The Brixton (2140 Union St.) are set to open a new location — their third — there in the coming months. Read More

Italian restaurant Vico Cavone headed to Castro's former Firewood spaceJun 03, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Italian restaurant Vico Cavone headed to Castro's former Firewood space

A new Italian restaurant called Vico Cavone will be opening this fall inside the former Firewood space at 4248 18th Street, helmed by a former server at Poesia. Read More

Boutique natural wine shop Bottle Bacchanal set to fill another Castro storefront vacancyMay 27, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Boutique natural wine shop Bottle Bacchanal set to fill another Castro storefront vacancy

A new boutique wine shop, Bottle Bacchanal, has proposed to take over the former eyewear store Specs in the City & Cheaters Too at 4126 18t St. (between Castro and Collingwood streets). Read More

After 14-month hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick reopensMay 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

After 14-month hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick reopens

After a 14-month pandemic-induced hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick (4049 18th St.) reopened its doors today at 1 p.m. Read More

New wine bar with its own sashimi bar, Le Fantastique, Coming to Hayes ValleyMay 20, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley

New wine bar with its own sashimi bar, Le Fantastique, Coming to Hayes Valley

The Hayes Valley/Mid-Market environs are about to get a new and unique sounding restaurant/wine bar called Le Fantastique, from the team behind Bird Dog in downtown Palo Alto. Read More

Bay Area restaurants will hold 'Dining for India' fundraiser to raise funds for India COVID-19 relief effortsMay 17, 2021
San Francisco

Bay Area restaurants will hold 'Dining for India' fundraiser to raise funds for India COVID-19 relief efforts

In light of India’s catastrophic second Covid-19 wave, ten local Indian eateries have partnered together to donate 50% of their sales on May 25 toward COVID-19 response efforts in India. Read More

Tosca Cafe reopens its historic dining room for the first time in two yearsMay 12, 2021
San Francisco North Beach

Tosca Cafe reopens its historic dining room for the first time in two years

After nearly two years of being totally dark, the 102-year-old Tosca Cafe (242 Columbus Ave.) is opening its doors again this week, having undergone its second light remodel and refurbishing in the last decade. Read More