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September 2016 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Sisig and grits, part of the Sunday Funday menu at Buffalo Theory in San Francisco Since its late-summer 2016 opening, Tim Luym's Buffalo Theory has settled in nicely on Polk Street. The casual neighborhood restaurant and bar calls itself a "new American beer hall," though Luym's cuisine sets it apart. The former executive chef of Poleng Lounge (now closed) mixes bold flavors, often inspired from his native Philippines, into standout plates that pair well with the 30 craft beers on tap. Look for the restaurant's football-friendly Sunday Funday menu, featuring specials such as crispy adobo wings, five-spice wings, sisig and grits and a big ol' meatball sub. Buffalo Theory, 1735 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109, 415-829-8226.
 
The Morris is located in the former Slow Club space on Mariposa Street, near Potrero Hill. The bistro is an interesting one for industry and other folks in the know --- it's the debut restaurant of Paul Einbund, a favorite local sommelier, current beverage director at Frances and former sommelier and partner at Daniel Patterson's Coi. Chef is Gavin Schmidt, previously chef de cuisine of Coi, as well as executive chef of Campton Place, San Diego's Blanca and Walnut Creek's Corners Tavern. Despite its lofty leadership, the dinner-only spot, named for Einbund's late father, aims to be a "warm neighborhood restaurant" focused on community. The Morris, 2501 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-612-8480.
 
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 opened Tartine Manufactory 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.
 

News Bytes

Saison will expand dinner service to seven nights a week Seven Nights of Saison
Saison has expanded dinner service to seven nights a week, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saison, 178 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-828-7990.
 
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.
 
Volta Drops Lunch
Volta has ended its weekday lunch service and will now focus on dinner only. The French-Scandinavian brasserie from Perbacco chef Staffan Terje is one of the finer options located inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre, convenient to Union Square. Volta, Westfield San Francisco Centre, 868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 628-400-6200.
 

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Closings

Citizen's Band has closed. The diner-style restaurant was known for upscale versions of nostalgic favorites. Citizen's Band, 1198 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103, no phone.
 
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.
 

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