San Francisco - Food & Drinks

Mar 01, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Burma Love and Zeitgeist team up to offer new lunch service in Zeitgeist’s beer garden

Starting Monday, Mission businesses Zeitgeist and Burma Love are offering a brand new lunch service at Zeitgeist (199 Valencia St.), with bento boxes delivered to the door of the beer garden. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tenderloin's La Cocina food hall prepares for spring opening

The Tenderloin’s Municipal Marketplace, led by Mission-based nonprofit La Cocina, expects a soft opening this spring starting with take-out and delivery options, after facing construction and safety delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Virgil's Sea Room closes permanently while next door El Rio reopens for to-go drinks

Two bars, two different fates. Over in Bernal Heights/La Lengua, next-door bars El Rio and Virgil's Sea Room, which almost share a backyard were it not for a fence, have arrived at diverging moments in this COVID year. Read More

Feb 18, 2021
San Francisco

San Francisco could end up having 3,000 semi-permanent dining parklets once pandemic ends

Thanks to a streamlined approval process from the city and a proposed law making its way through the state legislature, San Francisco could be looking at an outdoor dining explosion in the coming years — going from a town with very few al fresco dining options to one with several thousand relatively new ones. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Japantown Marina Mission North Beach

News from the Bay 'hoods: Muddy's closes in the Mission, Senor Sisig opens Oakland location

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. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Falling tree demolishes parklet outside Hayes Valley restaurant Absinthe

DPW crews are dealing with the aftermath of a huge tree falling and smashing a parklet at the popular Absinthe Brasserie & Bar. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Church & Market taqueria Casa Mexicana damaged in 1-alarm kitchen fire

Friday evening, Castro area taqueria Casa Mexicana (180 Church St., between Duboce and 14th) was damaged by a one-alarm grease fire in its kitchen. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro neighborhood bar Pilsner Inn reopens with patio seating after nearly one-year hiatus

Castro neighborhood bar Pilsner Inn (225 Church St.) reopened last week after a nearly one-year hiatus caused by shelter-in-place restrictions. The Pilsner's first day of outdoor drinks and food was February 5, much to the delight of customers, employees, and the bar's owners. Read More

Feb 08, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero Lower Haight

Berkeley’s Souvenir Coffee opens new Divisadero location, with another coming to Old Oakland

The former Coloso Coffee at Swan’s Market will reopen as a new Souvenir Coffee in March, hot on heels of Souvenir’s new San Francisco location whose grand opening was last week. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Outer Richmond

Cliff House burglarized, historic items stolen a month before their auction

We’re now learning the shuttered Cliff House was broken into and robbed in late January, with thieves making off with vintage historical decor that was scheduled to be auctioned off next month. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Blue Plate, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack, El Buen Comer, Royal Cuckoo all open for outdoor delights in Bernal/La Lengua

Like all neighborhood restaurants and bars around the city, the businesses of Bernal Heights/La Lengua need your support — and there's no better time to go check out the scene again than this sunny weekend in SF. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Dogpatch Embarcadero Financial District Lower Pac Heights Marina Mid-Market Russian Hill SoMa

Nine Super Bowl-themed takeout and delivery options for you to enjoy at home this Sunday

The 55th Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs aiming to defend their title against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Looking for some food and libation options to enjoy while watching the game at home? From hearty brisket slider kits to Spanish-influenced snack packages, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Feb 03, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Popular Mission District restaurant J. Georgie's Donuts (& Chinese Food) is for sale

After over 26 years in business, the family-owned-and-operated J. Georgie's Donuts & Chinese Food (2799 16th Street at Folsom) — which, over the decades, has been known for dishing out generous orange chicken plates and dozens of glazed donuts — is on the market. Read More

Feb 02, 2021
San Francisco Presidio

Both of Traci Des Jardins' Presidio restaurants, Arguello and The Commissary, have closed after six years

Sadly, Arguello and The Commissary are no more at the Presidio, and we learn this nine months after the restaurants laid off their staffs to prepare for months of pandemic closure. And despite the greater-than-average amount of outdoor space around these restaurants that would make outdoor dining more than feasible, something in the six-year-old business arrangement that opened the restaurants appears to have collapsed. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Outer Sunset

Gus's Community Market to debut in the Outer Sunset

As Hoodline first reported in November of 2019, Noriega Produce will open as a fully-fledged Gus’s Community Market. The Outer Sunset grocery store, owned by the team behind local chain Gus's Community Market, will open on Tuesday, February 2 at 3701 Noriega St. (at 44th Ave.). Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Mexican restaurant & margarita bar Santeria now open

Over the weekend, the Castro's newest Mexican restaurant and margarita bar Santeria (2251 Market St.) softly opened in the former Finn Town space — and it's the sister restaurant to Tacorgasmico a block away. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

New craft beer and wine bar, Barley, opens in the Tenderloin

Fans of craft beer in the Tenderloin have something to celebrate: a brand-new beer and wine bar, Barley, is now open at 1038 Polk Street. Read More

Jan 28, 2021
San Francisco Marina

Jaranita SF to debut charcoal-grilled Peruvian restaurant in the Marina District

Jaranita SF, owned by the team behind Peruvian restaurant La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, to debut a new eatery in the Marina District, focusing on wood-fired rotisserie chicken, tapas, empanadas, and infused-sake cocktails (until the liquor license comes through). Read More

Jan 27, 2021
San Francisco Outer Sunset

DamnFine debuts in the Outer Sunset with wood-fired pizzas, Italian wines

The pandemic has cemented our love affair with comfort foods — chief among them pizza and to-go cocktails. DamnFine (3410 Judah Street), one of the newest restaurants to grace the Outer Sunset, is intent on being a one-stop destination for all that and more. Read More

Jan 26, 2021
San Francisco

Girls Scout Cookie season is here, but don’t expect in-person sales

The Girls Scouts of Northern California will not do-si-do with their normal cookie sale booths during the pandemic, but tag along as we show you how to buy Girls Scout Cookies online in the Bay Area. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

The Tenderloin used to have a bar where a woman was convalescing in a bed behind a curtain in back

An autobiographical essay titled "The Hard Crowd" by novelist Rachel Kushner, published in last week's New Yorker, offers some vivid snapshots of several long-gone Tenderloin bars, including one with a convalescing person in a bed in back. Read More

Jan 15, 2021
San Francisco Castro

LA-based deli Heroic Italian opens pop-up in Castro with delicious sandwiches and salads

Los Angeles-based sandwich outfit Heroic Italian recently got its feet wet in the Bay Area, launching a pop-up in mid-December inside wine and spirits shop Swirl on Castro (572 Castro Street). With online ordering available, it's a quick and delicious lunch or dinner option — and if you pick it up yourself rather than opting for DoorDash delivery, you can snag a bottle of wine too. Read More

Jan 08, 2021
San Francisco Financial District

Tadich Grill gets generous relief grant rant from ethically questionable Barstool Sports

The $31,000 a month is a godsend to keep California’s oldest continuously run restaurant open, but the source is a sports site with a lengthy rap sheet of sexual harassment and male toxicity. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin nightclub cited by city for advertising New Year's Eve party

Tenderloin bar/club/restaurant 620 Jones, a.k.a. Jones, got dinged by the SF Department of Public Health this week after it appeared to be promoting a New Year's Eve bash in violation of state and city health orders. Following some confusion about whether the event was still happening, it has been "postponed." Read More

Dec 23, 2020
San Francisco

Where to order fancy takeout for New Year's Eve in SF

Before you think about cooking your thousandth meal of the year for the last night of 2020, check out some suggestions for how to treat yourself while also supporting a local business. Read More