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Indian Cuisine Opens Today In Former Nostra Space

Modern versions of classic Indian dishes will soon be served in the former Nostra Spaghetteria space on Valencia Street near 14th Street, when Babu Ji opens there. Chef Jessi Singh and his wife Jennifer already have one Babu Ji location open in New York City, their third after opening and selling two restaurants in Australia. Now, they are adding another...
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Cuban Sandwiches Headed for Former Radish Space

Eater reports that the recently shuttered Radish on 19th and Lexington is slated to become Media Noche, a fast-casual dining spot offering Cuban flavors via Miami – that includes sandwiches, meat and rice bowls, empanadas, sangrias, and ice cream popsicles. The concept draws talent from several local eateries like Tacolicious, Delfina, Beretta, and Barzotto. Dishes fall mostly into the $12-$16 range, and the...
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Bar Tartine Owners’ Experimental New Restaurant Opens Today

Family style, Japanese-inspired meals will be served at the former Herbivore on Valencia near 21st street starting today – and the restaurant will also have chefs serve guests directly, eliminate tipping, and aim to drive its food waste down to zero.   Two “guides” will monitor the restaurant, but cooks will do most of the serving, “bridging the divide between dining room and...
The shutter La Torta Sabrosa at 2859 Mission St., the site of the new Tahini restaurant.

Tech Worker, Tired of Screens, Opening Mission Restaurant

A new Middle Eastern restaurant is opening on Mission Street in the next nine months, and its owner is a former software developer who is done with the tech world. “You work behind a screen for 10–15 years, you lose your mind,” said Monti Majthoub, a software engineer turned first-time restaurant owner who plans to open up a Middle Eastern...
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“Fine Casual” Greek Food Coming to Valencia St.

Following Grub’s silent exit from Valencia Street in late August, the space that briefly housed the popular brunch locale has already landed a new tenant – Souvla, a “casual Greek sandwich shop and wine bar,” is set to open its doors at 758 Valencia St. in early 2017. Described as “fine casual” dining, Souvla’s menu is rather simple, featuring classics such...
Cha Cha Cha at 2327 Mission St. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Cha Cha Cha Restaurant in Mission Gets New Owner

Cha Cha Cha on Mission Street is changing hands, according to its former owner. But the Caribbean restaurant will remain as-is and all staff will be kept on, its new owner said on Thursday. Irfan Yalcin — the owner of both L’Emigrante wine bar at 2199 Mission St. and Urban Fish at 2139 Mission St. on the corner with 18th Street,...
Rupam Bhagat's restaurant dream began with a food truck. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Former Food Truck Now Brick-and-Mortar on 24th

After bringing Indian soul food to the Bay Area on wheels, the chef behind the popular food truck “Dum” has taken his menu off the road and into the 24th Street space that once housed the Local Mission Eatery. Sitting inside of his first brick and mortar location at 3111 24th St.,  which he quietly opened to the public on...
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SF Mission’s La Rondalla Closed

La Rondalla, the Mexican restaurant and cantina at 901 Valencia St., closed down quietly sometime last week and posted a handwritten note in its storefront window informing patrons of its closure. The inconspicuous note thanked the community for its patronage and appeared to have been posted some time before the weekend, but as of Monday, it had been taken down....
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24th Street’s Pig & Pie To Close

Comfort food, pies, and pork products are about to take their leave from 24th Street after four years when Pig & Pie closes on July 31, its owners have announced. “The unpredictablility of restaurant life is extra challenging with two little ones in diapers,” the owners wrote in a sign posted in the window. “We’re so grateful to this community for its...
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Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Space Will Host New SF Mission Pop-Up

Shuttered since December, the near century old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor will once again open its doors at 2817 St.— albeit temporarily— to house a rotating pop-up series headed by two all-star restaurateurs. Chef David Nayfeld and Pastry Chef Angela Pinkerton, both formerly of the award-winning New York City-based restaurant Eleven Madison Park, are currently renovating the interior of the Mission...
Azhar Hashem stands in front of her first Mediterranean restaurant, Tawla, set to open at 206 Valencia St. in early June. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Former Google Exec Brings Mediterranean Food to Lower Valencia

A seven-year itch led former Google executive Azhar Hashem to trade her corporate career for her 66-seat dream – a restaurant space at 206 Valencia st., where she will open the Mediterranean eatery “Tawla” on Thursday. Tired after years of working long hours at Google and a daily commute between the Mission and Silicon Valley, Hashem decided it was time...
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Bar and Restaurant “Evil Eye” to Open in Former Coco Frio Space

Restauranteurs Matt and Piper Norris will open their cocktail and small-plate spot called Evil Eye at 2937 Mission Street on Thursday, June 2, they announced in a press release. Capp Street Crap first broke the news of what would go in to the space formerly occupied by Coco Frio, a Caribbean restaurant whose owner closed it after less than half a year when his...
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High-End French Eatery Shutters After Year on 24th Street

Sous Beurre Kitchen, the upscale French restaurant that began as a periodic pop-up housed inside of the nearby Sugarlump Cafe, closed its doors permanently on May 14 after operating in its brick-and-mortar location at 2704 24th St. for just over a year. Chef and owner Michael Mauschbaugh announced in a letter addressed to his team and to the community which he served that the...
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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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Wage Theft at Farina Restaurant in SF Mission

The company that previously owned Farina, the Italian restaurant with locations on Valencia and 18th streets, owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages, parking taxes and unpaid invoices, according to court documents. Attempts by the city and sheriff’s office to recover the money have repeatedly failed, according to lawyers representing the employees and the sheriff’s department. The former employees’...