Plus the last Herbivore dies, Fiorella gets a new chef, and Doc’s Clock gets a reprieve.
Delarosa Happy Hour
Both locations of Delarosa (37 Yerba Buena Lane and 2175 Chestnut) have rolled out a happy hour menu of three cocktails, wine by the glass, pizzetta, and antipasti for $6 and under, with a few beers at $4 and carafes of wine going for $17. It’s every weekday, 4-6 p.m.
Herbivore on Valencia Closes
Herbivores are going extinct due to habitat loss. Mission Local reports that one year after the Divis location closed, and a week after the Berkeley restaurant shuttered, the 19-year-old Herbivore (983 Valencia) has also ceased operations. It was the only one left, and there are comparatively few vegan restaurants remaining in the Mission.
Fiorella Gets a New Chef
Outstanding Outer Richmond pizza-and-pasta restaurant Fiorella (2339 Clement) has gotten a new chef: Dante Cecchini, the former chef de cuisine at Marlowe. With expanded weekend hours — staying open until 11 p.m. — this means they’ll be putting out new menu items, like a cucumber and fennel salad with crème fraîche and fresh mint, and a chitarra pmodoro with cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, and parmigiano reggiano.
Doc’s Clock Resets
Threatened with an impending loss of its lease next summer, 55-year-old dive Doc’s Clock (2575 Mission) will move a block-and-a-half up, to a now-vacant former cafe at 2417 Mission. Socketsite reports that there are no definite plans for its magnificent neon sign.
Anda Piroshki Bidding Adieu After Five Years at 331 Cortland
A long-term tenant at the 331 Cortland food hall, Anda Piroshki is shutting down this Sunday, Aug. 28, after a tripling of the rent at its commercial kitchen space. Bernalwood has the full heartfelt RIP, and although I’ve been only once myself, it is indeed a shame.
Homestead and Allagash Brewing Team Up for a New England Shellfish Boil
On Sunday, Sept. 18, farm-to-table Oakland restaurant Homestead (4029 Piedmont Ave.) and Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Company will throw a $120, beer-paired New England shellfish boil with seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. There will be Parker House rolls! (Also Allagash’s White Ale, Interlude, Fluxus, and Sixteen Counties.)
The Ghoulishly Awesome Symbiosis Between Figs and Wasps
There was once probably a dead wasp inside the fig you ate. The Huffington Post explains how.