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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

Oct 14, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro arcade bar The Detour hits pause button, temporarily shutters pending COVID vaccine

"We made the tough decision to shift The Detour into hibernation mode for the next few months until a vaccine is released," said co-owner Shawn Vergara. Read More

Oct 09, 2020
San Francisco Mission

The five must-try parklet dining experiences in the Mission District

Even though indoor dining is back on in San Francisco, albeit in tandem with a long list of COVID-19 safety protocols, locals have grown to love our city’s burgeoning al fresco dining scene. Read More

Oct 09, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Central Kitchen reopens as wine bar with hearty snacks

Flour + Water sister restaurant Central Kitchen reopens for outdoor dining Friday, October 9 as Central Kitchen Wine Bar, with a pared-down menu meant for enjoying with a glass or bottle of vino. Read More

Oct 08, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond Outer Richmond Union Square

This week in restaurant closings: Neiman Marcus rotunda, Orson's Belly in the Richmond

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus is closing indefinitely, and beloved neighborhood wine bar and cafe Orson's Belly is calling it quits. Read More

Oct 07, 2020
San Francisco Mission Terrace

Beloved Mission Terrace sandwich spot Roxie Food Center changes hands as longtime owners retire

The many ardent fans of a San Francisco cheap-eats institution will need to stay calm and hope for the best as news arrives that Roxie Food Center has been sold. Read More

Oct 06, 2020
San Francisco Nob Hill

House of Prime Rib readies to reopen at 25-percent capacity, fermented salad dressing and all

The House of Prime Rib is waking from its pandemic slumber, and surely a large segment of San Francisco meat-lovers is excited to have a martini and a hunk of hand-carved prime rib once more. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown

House of Nanking offers takeout for the first time in 32 years, outdoor seating on the way

This week, as some restaurants are beginning to bring diners indoors, House of Nanking is just now reopening for takeout and delivery — for the first time in its history. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Financial District

85-year-old Harrington's Bar & Grill shuts its doors for good in the FiDi

A classic Irish bar that has served up pints of Guinness to the downtown set in SF for much of the last century has decided to close, seven months into the pandemic that shut down its business. Read More

Oct 01, 2020
San Francisco Mission

AL's Place reopens for indoor and outdoor dining in the Mission

You can go enjoy the Michelin-starred AL's Place experience once again, in person, at socially distanced, plexiglass-separated tables. Read More