Tomorrow’s a big day in the Mission. Not only does Eater SF report that Urban Burger opening for lunch and dinner, but Hamburger Eyes also tells us that at Michael Jang and Pirate Cat Radio will host a second slideshow of “Punks and Poets.” This should be really, really good for fans of music photography.
Lots of additional news from Eater SF today, apparently the Mission is getting ready to get its summer eat on. Not only is Urban Burger opening, but the same post reports that apparently another upscale coffee shop has opened at down at 24th and Folsom Streets. According to Urban Daddy, this one is called Haus. How they managed to keep such a low profile while under construction is almost as big of a mystery as how 24th Street can support so many coffeeshops. Still, espresso by Ritual Roasters, French press coffee by De La Paz and pastries by Noe Valley Bakery might be worth checking out.
Every new place replaces another, however, and with the birth of Urban Burger and Haus comes the death of the five-year old Levende on Mission Street, which will apparently shutter in mid-July. Apparently it will be replaced by Coda, a new restaurant and jazz club.
Also, Katz, which started serving pizza and changed its name to Pizza 16, is now Katz once again.
Last, the polls are closed and the Chronicle reports that Californians soundly rejected five of the six propositions on today’s special election ballot. Which one passed? Proposition 1F – preventing pay increases for state elected officials – but only during deficit years.