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Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Martin Yan’s Westfield Centre restaurant M.Y. China closes permanently

A lucrative location was rendered a terrible location when the pandemic hit, and Martin Yan’s namesake foray into shopping mall chic has closed. Read More

Nov 20, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Mozzeria, the Mission's Deaf-owned pizzeria, has closed after nine years

The Bay Area has lost its only Deaf-owned and operated restaurant, Mozzeria (3228 16th St.), due to the ongoing pandemic downturn. Deaf owners Melody and Russ Stein say they will continue operating their food truck, but the time has come to give up the brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Mission. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

Tacolicious closes its Santana Row and North Beach restaurants

The Tacolicious locations at San Jose’s Santana Row and in San Francisco’s North Beach are no more – some of the latest casualties of pandemic economics. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Embarcadero

Epicurean Trader aims for January opening at Ferry Building

Amid a fair amount of turnover at San Francisco's Ferry Building this year, we have the good news that local high-end grocer The Epicurean Trader is still on track to open in the former Farm Fresh to You stall by early in the new year. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Mexican restaurant Santeria, from Tacorgasmico team, headed to former Finn Town space

In some rare good news about an upcoming restaurant opening the Castro, Hoodline has learned that Santería, a new Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar, is headed to the former Finn Town Tavern space at 2251 Market Street. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Rainbow Grocery offers reservations for safer holiday-season shopping

Rainbow Grocery is offering extra-socially-distanced shopping hours by reservation only, for everyone who's nervous about trying to do Thanksgiving grocery shopping amid the usual crush of humanity. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Lower Polk welcomes new Saturday farmers' market starting tomorrow

Lower Polk will host a new farmers’ market starting this Saturday in a plaza already set aside for socially-distanced dining and camaraderie. Read More

Nov 12, 2020
San Francisco Nob Hill Russian Hill

House of Prime Rib is remaining open, switching to carry-out only

The imminent indoor dining shutdown prompts House of Prime Rib to go take-out only, but you have to come in and place the order yourself. Read More

Nov 12, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Torraku Ramen readies new location on Folsom Street in SoMa

Former food truck Torraku Ramen, which opened its first brick-and-mortar spot in the Design District three years ago, is expanding with a new location in SoMa, just south of Yerba Buena at 921 Folsom Street. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Double Rainbow Ice Cream opens Castro scoop shop Thursday

The scoop shop returns to a space just two doors down from where Double Rainbow launched its brand in the 1970s. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Zeitgeist to host stand-up comedy night in its beer garden

Popular dive bar Zeitgeist will soon be bringing some much needed comic relief to the city. Starting this Sunday, November 15, the bar will host a live, recurring stand-up comedy night in its beer garden with performers from local comedy group House People. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco rolls back reopening, stops all indoor dining as cases rise

On Tuesday, Mayor London Breed announced that the city of San Francisco would be halting all indoor dining, just six weeks after allowing it at 25% capacity, due to rising COVID cases. Read More

Nov 09, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Vegan Filipino-Mexican street food truck opens in the Mission District with meat-free tacos, nachos, and more

Dishing out generously portioned, cross-cultural street food, Señor Sisig’s signature specialties are now available with a plant-based bend at their vegan food truck, Señor Sisig Vegano, which debuted over the weekend in the Mission District. Read More

Nov 06, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tommy's Joynt reopens on Van Ness, at long last

Iconic San Francisco hofbrau/sports bar Tommy's Joynt (1101 Geary) has reopened for the first time in eight months, and the corned beef dinners have already begun flying out the door.  Read More

Nov 05, 2020
San Francisco Bayview

Bayview’s Vegan Hood Chefs will be featured in ad during 49ers’ Thursday Night Football game

Thursday night’s 49ers game will feature a cameo from Bayview soul food truck and catering service Vegan Hood Chefs, as they’ll appear on prime time TV in a Bud Light commercial. Read More

Nov 05, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

French restaurant & wine bar Aquitaine opens along Church St. after delay

French bistro and wine bar Aquitaine has opened at 216 Church St. after a months-long delay due to shelter-in-place restrictions. Aquitaine's first day of business was on Election Day Tuesday, November 3. Read More

Nov 04, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

New Mayan-Yucatecan pop-up Akna opens in former Barcino space in Hayes Valley

The former Barcino space at the corner of Gough and Grove (also formerly Boxing Room) has reemerged this week as Akna, a new Mayan-Yucatecan pop-up backed by the Absinthe Group. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco

SF restaurants won't be increasing indoor capacity just yet as COVID cases rise

With daily COVID case numbers and the number of hospitalized patients ticking up slightly in the last two weeks, SF city officials are not moving forward with a pledged date of November 3 for further reopening of businesses. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco

Long live the new parklets as ‘Shared Spaces’ program gets extended through June 2021

With more than 1,800 businesses now sprawled onto sidewalks and streets, City Hall has approved a six-month extension of the popular arrangement. Read More

Oct 28, 2020
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Russian Hill

Remembering The Mandarin, the Ghirardelli Square mecca of regional Chinese cuisine

San Francisco food icon Cecilia Chiang, proprietor of the legendary Mandarin restaurant, died Wednesday at the age of 100, and with her goes a century of taste memories and a long lifetime of stories spanning two continents and multiple wars. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Bender's to reopen after seven month closure

After a seven-month closure, beloved Mission dive bar Bender’s Bar and Grill is coming back to life. Its doors will swing open on Wednesday, October 28 at 2 p.m. for business, along with some notable changes to its set-up. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tommy’s Joynt announces Oct. 29 reopening, teases Thanksgiving plans

We could be stuffing our faces with Tommy’s Joynt turkey this Thanksgiving, and the old-school Van Ness sandwich-and-stew hofbrau has announced a “reduced” reopening for Thursday, October 29. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

Red Window to bring al fresco Spanish eats and takeout empanadas to North Beach

A new Spanish tapas and aperitivo bar is preparing to open next month at the prominent North Beach intersection of Stockton, Green and Columbus. Read More

Oct 20, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco set to allow restaurants open at 50-percent capacity indoors in two weeks

San Francisco entered the state's "yellow" tier as of Tuesday, becoming the first Bay Area county to be in the lowest-level category for COVID. The positive move, as Mayor London Breed and Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax announced, isn't going to immediately impact many businesses. Read More

Oct 19, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Undiscovered SF’s Sunday Street Markets Carry on in SoMa with COVID-19 safety protocols

Undiscovered SF's Sunday street markets continue to offer a COVID-19-safe weekend outdoor shopping experience in SF's SOMA Filipino cultural district, supporting small local businesses. Read More