Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brother Seafood Opens, a San Francisco Taco Glut Blossoms

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge Bee_banner1.jpg
​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the

San Francisco restaurant scene.


First off, SFoodie's Tamara Palmer e-mailed us to let us know that Brother Seafood Restaurant (1830 Irving St., 661-8033), whose sign we spotted a few weeks ago, has opened. The pitch: Cantonese seafood from the owners of New Hing Lung on Noriega.

Paolo L. at Inside Scoop discovers that 1550 Hyde Bistro, which is set to close August 14, will be replaced by an Italian restaurant named Seven Hills. The food is from fourth-generation restaurateur Alexander Alioto (yeah, of Alioto's on the Wharf), who has four-star experience and spent two years staging around Italy. Projected opening: fall.

Tacos tacos tacos: Mr. L. also reports on the arrival of Nico's Tacos (1310 Grant), projected to open this fall. The pitch: Tacolicious meets Seoul on Wheels meets Kung Fu Tacos meets ... you get the picture.

Speaking of, Carolyn A. at Eater learns that Dogfather (532 Green), sweet but mediocre hot dog shop, is now Dogfather Taqueria.

One more Paolo L. report: Paul Einbund, consulting wine director at Frances, is replacing Mark Ellenbogen as wine director of the Slanted Door

and Charles Pham's other restaurants. Einbund will continue to help out

at Frances; meanwhile, Ellenbogen's leaving to focus on Bar Agricole, which means the fabled bar might actually open, and soon.

Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie. Follow me at @JonKauffman.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , ,

About The Author

Jonathan Kauffman

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • Giants World Series-Bound
    If you haven't heard, the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 6-3, on Travis Ishikawa's walk-off, three-run blast. For the third time in five years, San Francisco is World Series-bound. Christopher Victorio caught up with the fans as they celebrated in the streets after Thursday's game.
  • The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
    The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals featured Bruno Mars at Civic Center Plaza. The evening ended with an after-party at City Hall where guests were treated to small bites Photographs by Sugarwolf.