Tag Archives: restaurants

Swine Flu Krispies

Today it’s about food. Food suitable for the President. Food that cures anxiety. Hell, food that battles swine flu. You know how when you’re a kid you think your parents are full of it when they say candy is bad for you? Well, Kellogg’s recently took the kids’ side of the argument to sell Cocoa Krispies. A big, yellow banner...

Permanent Pink Popcorn

San Francisco restaurants and foodies are coming together to do their part in Haitian relief efforts. Tonight: Evil Jerk Cart will be at The Blue Macaw from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park, but I’m so excited to see their pink popcorn isn’t going anywhere. ...

Hayes Valley Kebab Makers Move to SF Mission

Hayes & Kebab, a Hayes Valley restaurant demolished to make way for new construction, has resurfaced in the Mission as Valencia & Kebabs at 525 Valencia St.. It is taking over the former location of the Indian restaurant Gajalee. “It’s how we cook food in Kurdistan,” explained Emin Tekin, who along with his brother Bawer co-owns the restaurant as well...

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...

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...

Small Fire Temporarily Closes Boogaloos Restaurant (Updated)

A one-alarm fire started in the office space above Boogaloos restaurant on 22nd and Valencia shortly after midnight on Monday morning, though no injuries were reported and the flames were put out within 30 minutes. The restaurant is closed for repairs, likely until Thursday. The popular brunch joint, which was the site of a small pseudo-fire six months ago, was rumored to be closing...

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’...

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 2017. Business owner Amadeo Gonzalez said his landlords notified him at the...