Today in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.
Eater looks at Napa Valley Register reporting on the probable end of Food Truck Fridays in Napa, the monthly truck gatherings that SFoodie's Lou Bustamante finds genuinely fun. Organizer Andrew Siegal needs to get a use permit, the city says, but considering it could cost 10 grand, that's unlikely to happen.
The Tender deploys its password to get into Wilson and Wilson, the Sam Spade-y speakeasy just launching in the Tenderloin at 505 Jones (at O'Farrell), from Future Bars, the Bourbon and Branch folks. Tender explains the name, talks Tenderloin history, generally gushes.
Inside Scoop takes a twirl around the renderings for SFO's Terminal 2, which is about three weeks out from opening. Highlights: An Equator coffee bar, a mini-me version of Napa's Rotisserie and Wine, and what promises to be the fanciest minimart in the U.S., Napa Farms.
Also from Scoop, the heavily scheduled Erik Hopfinger (Long Bar) has stepped in as consulting chef at the Republic: “His new dinner menu … is already up and running, with his New American comfort food slant, similar to what he did a few blocks away for years at the popular Circa.”