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Balompie to Close Until 2017 for Retrofit

The pupusa purveyors at Balompie, located on 18th and Capp streets, have announced must close for at least six months while seismic retrofits are performed in the building, potentially costing the staff of around 20 people their jobs. May 29 will be the business’ last day of operations, until the restaurant reopens sometime in 2016. Business owner Amadeo Gonzalez said his landlords notified him at the...
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Developments in Development: Meet in the Middle

Meet in the middle! So says this writer for Fortune, calling on the tech industry to make an effort avoid turning Silicon valley into a “tech monoculture” while also denouncing San Francisco’s perpetually slow planning process. I assume his word limit kept him from elucidating what, exactly, such a collaborative effort to dismantle the planning processes and rent control (?)...
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Chicks and Love Pizza Coming to Former Rainbow Grocery Cafe

Rainbow Grocery’s cafe, shuttered since mid-February, is undergoing renovation at the hands of Vanda Chong and Kellie Joe, who run an organic pizza company that has been making regular appearances at East Bay farmers markets for the past five years. Known for its gluten-free crusts and vegan-friendly options, the pizzeria will take shape as a food cart and bench area and is projected...
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Food- and Farm-Themed Film Festival Coming to SF Mission This Weekend

The fourth annual Food and Farm Film Fest is coming to the Roxie Theater this weekend, courtesy of the Mission’s Bi-Rite Market and 18 Reasons, a nonprofit community cooking school that offers a variety of paid and free cooking and nutrition classes. Attendees will have their pick of 20 short and feature-length films ranging from documentary to narrative to animated, many of...
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Years After Fire, Little Baobab Will Reopen Friday

Free of boards and nails, the two large windows at Little Baobab that once concealed a packed and uninhibited dance floor behind red curtains will reopen on Friday night to operate as a late-night take-out stop, serving crepes and African wraps. Though Little Baobab is no longer a dance venue (that portion of the operation has moved to the adjoining Bissap Baobab), owner Marco...
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Burger Pop-Up Gets Brick and Mortar in SF Mission

WesBurger, a pop-up purveyor of specialty burgers in the Western Addition, will open in March at 2240 Mission St.  In its new space next to Mission Chinese Food, which also began as a pop-up, it will become WesBurger n’ More, said owner Wes Rowe. Rowe will take over the place where Palacio Latino served food until December, 2014. It was forced to close...
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Café La Boheme – Comforting SF Coffee House

Café La Boheme has been around since 1973, and is absolutely a family affair. Owner Awad Faddoul has been here for 23 years, and runs the café with his wife, son and daughter. I used to come in here semi-regularly in the mid-90s, drawn in by a café that served wine (I’m not a coffee person) and great world music,...
The new shuco "El de la Mission." Photo by Sofia Keck

Los Shucos Latin Hotdogs Returns After Fire Damage Shutters Business

After the fire at Mission and 22nd streets last February was doused, Sofia Keck’s Guatemalan hot dog joint Los Shucos next door was also snuffed out. This weekend, a little more than a year after the fire, Los Shucos will reopen for business on February 13. “That was the very first day we sold a hot dog ever, so I...
Aldo Sanchez is a line cook at Venga Empandas at 433 Valencia St. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Too Few Cooks in the Kitchen? There’s an App for That

As many San Francisco restaurateurs say that they are having difficulties filling positions in their establishments, some are turning to tech for solutions. A new startup seeking to match job seekers with openings in their neighborhood aims to address a hiring gap that has left many restaurants understaffed. By promising to connect the two within a 24-hour period, the online hiring...
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Smitten Ice Cream Returns to its SF Roots

The wagon set up on the streets of the Mission back in 2009 is poised to return early summer of 2016 as a full-grown ice cream shop. Robyn Sue Fisher, fresh from Stanford with an MBA,  began Smitten Ice Cream by selling frozen treats in the Mission district out of a Radio Flyer®. Since then, she has opened shops in...
El antes Fizzary, es hoy una casa de apuestas ilegal. El dueño llenó de grafitti el lugar en una búsqueda desesperada de ayuda. Fotografía de Joe Rivabo Barros / Mission Local

Casa de Apuestas y Burdel de la Misión Evade Cierre a pesar de la Presencia de la Policía

Una casa de apuestas y burdel ilegal del distrito de la Misión en el que hubo una balacera y por causa del cual se ha llamado varias veces a la policía en los meses pasados parece inmune al cierre, a pesar de las frecuentes redadas. “La policía ha estado aquí seis veces. Vienen, se llevan el alcohol, pero dejan ir...
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Cierra El Majahual en La Misión Después de 23 Años

El restaurante El Majahual, ubicado en el 1142 de la calle Valencia cerca de la 23 cerró la semana pasada. Su dueño, Hernando Ledesma, dijo que abrirá un restaurante colombiano nuevo en San Leandro, más cerca de su casa en Oakland. “Estoy muy contento”, dijo Ledesma respecto a su decisión. Él dijo que la oportunidad de tener un restaurante en...
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La Cocina Graduate Opens Mexican Creperie in SF Mission

Since mid-adolescence, food has been Gabriela Guerrero’s passion.  She watched cooking shows on television, scribbled down the recipes and then cooked for her family and asked, “Is it good or is it very good?” Then, she would keep working at the recipe until they told her it was delicious. In November of 2015, that passion became Delicioso Creperie, a brick-and-mortar...
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El Majahual in SF Mission Closing After 23 Years

El Majahual restaurant at 1142 Valencia St. near 23rd is closing next week, according to its owner Hernando Ledesma, who said he is starting a new Colombian restaurant in San Leandro, closer to his home in Oakland. “I’m so happy,” Ledesma said of the move. The opportunity to own rather than lease a restaurant was too good to pass up, Ledesma said, and though...
A line of patrons waiting to buy masa forming outside of La Palma at 2884 on 24th St. Photo By Laura Waxmann

It’s Tamale Time in SF’s Mission District!

Gregory Dillon, a reader, reminded us that it is tamale time in the Mission District and we’ve pulled up a recipe/video on how to make them from Hélène Goupil and Judith Joffe-Block.  As everyone knows, you head first to La Palma to pick up your masa. Like many good home cooks, Lucha Segovia doesn’t measure ingredients. She uses the basic...