Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto, owners of Kenzo Estate, will open Kenzo restaurant in Napa on November 16, 2016. The Japanese restaurant will be helmed by executive chef Hiroyuki Kanda of Kanda restaurant in Tokyo. Kenzo, 1339 Pearl St., Napa, CA 94559, No phone.
Chef Corey Lee (Benu, Monsieur Benjamin, formerly of The French Laundry) helms In Situ, the new flagship restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In Situ, 151 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-941-6050.
Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt have followed up on the success of Tartine Bakery with Tartine Manufactory, a 5,000-square-foot space including a bakery, coffee shop, ice cream shop and all-day restaurant. Tartine Manufactory, 595 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-487-2600.
Homage café is now serving weekday breakfast and lunch in the Financial District. The menu changes daily and celebrates California-grown ingredients with a weekly “homage" highlighting the produce of a particular farm. Breakfast includes seasonal pastries and coffee; at lunch, the cafe also serves beer and wine. Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri. Homage, 88 Hardie Place, San Francisco, CA 94108, 415-800-8741.
Modern Hawaiian enclave 'āina is now open in Dogpatch, serving a brunch menu Wednesday through Sunday. Chef Jordan Keao was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, and brings updated favorites such as malasadas, Spam musubi and loco moco, updated with local ingredients. There is also a list of loophole cocktails, beer and wine. Brunch Wed.-Sun. 'āina, 900 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-814-3815.
Name Change Only for Spaghetti Bros.
After several months in business, Spaghetti Bros. has changed its name to Maybeck's --- for the sole reason that the name did not fit the seasonal NorCal cuisine concept. All other details will remain the same, including the menu (which does include some pasta dishes, but not exclusively). Maybeck's, 3213 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94123, 415-400-8500.
Food Truck Festivities
Off the Grid food truck market has returned to Fort Mason for a new season of eats, drinks, wine and games. Every Friday night from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. until October, check out more than 25 food truck vendors serving everything from tacos to dumplings to barbecue. Additionally, Rye on the Road will be on hand with cocktails, and live music keeps the scene hopping. Off the Grid Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123, 415-339-5888.
Trevor Kunk has left his executive chef position at Press in St. Helena. Press, 587 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena, CA 94574, 707-967-0550.
Max Mackinnon has taken over as chef at Mason Pacific, which recently re-opened after suffering a kitchen fire. Mason Pacific, 1358 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94133, 415-374-7185.
State Room Brewery Bar Kitchen in San Rafael is temporarily closed for repairs through October 2016. State Room Brewery Bar Kitchen, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901, 415-295-7929.
Volta has closed. The French-Scandinavian brasserie from Perbacco chef Staffan Terje was one of the finer options located inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre. Volta, Westfield San Francisco Centre, 868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103, no phone.
All locations of longtime vegetarian go-to Herbivore have now closed. The Mission District flagship, opened in 1997, followed its younger Divisadero Street and Berkeley sister outposts and closed its doors after service on August 22, 2016. Herbivore, 983 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110, no phone.
Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar in Mid-Market is closed. Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar, 1355 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103, no phone.
Second Act Marketplace, a food hall on Haight Street in the former Red Vic theatre, has shuttered. Second Act Marketplace, 1727 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117, no phone.
NINEBARK, the Napa restaurant and rooftop bar and lounge with chef Matthew Lightner, is temporarily closed as of July 31, 2016. NINEBARK, 813 Main St., Napa, CA 94559, 707-226-7821.
Casa Cubana in Oakland has been replaced by Izzy's Steak & Chop House. Casa Cubana, 59 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612, no phone.
Jason Fox's casual Cal-Med restaurant Oro at 8 Mint Plaza has closed. Oro, 8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103, no phone.
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