The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.
exclusive: Perhaps inspired by the success of nearby Naked Lunch, Dario Zucconi, owner of the Vin Club
, and Luella
's Ben de Vries are opening a take-out window at Zucconi's restaurant called Eat Me at the Vin Club
(515 Broadway, 314-5337, eatmelunch.com
). They're shooting for Mar. 9. The pitch: creative pressed sandwiches and salads.
reports that Bliss Bakery
, a gluten-free bakery and cafe based in Santa Rosa, has secured a space at 1414 Castro in Noe Valley, after an Ashbury Heights location fell through. Owner Maria Balme hopes to open in early summer.
spots a permit notice on Ragazza
's window and learns that owner Sharon Ardiana is hoping the planning commission will let her open up the back patio for customers. That would be fantastic.Tablehopper
reports that Shanghai Dumpling King
(3319 Balboa) has a new owner and a new chef.
Another Tablehopper find: Rinconcito Nicaraguenses (3161 24th St., 206-9411), a new Nicaraguan restaurant in the former location of Chavita's.