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July 2015 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

David Kinch (Manresa) will open New Orleans-inspired restaurant The Bywater David Kinch (Manresa) will open New Orleans-inspired restaurant and bar The Bywater on January 12, 2016. Located just down the street from Manresa at 532 N. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos, the small, casual dining enclave will feature the cuisine of chef David Morgan (New Orleans' Restaurant August, Cyrus). The beverage program led by Claire Sprouse and Chad Arnholt of San Francisco-based Tin Roof Drinking Community will feature classic, authentic cocktails as well as beer and wine. Dishes will be French- and New-Orleans-inspired and there will be a raw bar. Live music will be a focus, and a back patio will offer outdoor seating. The Bywater, 532 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030, no phone.
 

News Bytes

EPIC Name Change
Prime Embarcadero restaurant EPIC Roasthouse is now EPIC Steak, courtesy of a May 2015 name change and new focus on mesquite-fired cooking from chef Parke Ulrich. Much of the restaurant remains unchanged, including the show-stopping waterfront views. EPIC Steak, 369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-369-9955.
 
Where to Celebrate Bastille Day
La Folie, Café Claude and Le P'tit Laurent are just a few of the restaurants celebrating Bastille Day on July 14. This French national holiday lands on the day of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, which marked the start of the French Revolution. The day commemorates the fall of the monarch and the rise of the modern republic for French citizens. Find more San Francisco/Bay Area restaurants where you can join in the festivities with GAYOT.com's selections for the Best Bastille Day Dining.
 

Chef Shuffle

Daniel Patterson has announced he will step down as executive chef of Coi Daniel Patterson has announced he will step down as executive chef of Coi in January 2016, relinquishing the role to Matthew Kirkley (L2O). The North Beach destination for transformational California cuisine will continue to be owned by DPG. Patterson maintains his partnership with chef Roy Choi on Loco'L, the upcoming healthy fast food spots in Watts and San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Coi, 373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, 415-393-9000.
 

Closings

Valencia Street comfort-food enclave Luna Park, known for its relaxed, quirky atmosphere, good drinks and budget-friendly crowd-pleasers such as burgers, roast dinners and make-your-own-s'mores, has closed after 15 years. Owners cite high rents and other concerns. The Los Angeles location of Luna Park remains open. Luna Park, 694 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110, no phone.
 
The Berkeley location of Washington-based Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant shuttered abruptly in July 2015. The prodigious brewpub had been a favorite for Berkeley families, students and groups since the late '90s. Pyramid's location in Walnut Creek as well as its Oregon and Washington brewpubs remain open. Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant, 901 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA 94709, no phone.
 

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