Joseph Schmidt

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    April 3, 2013
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    March 29, 2013

    Charles Chocolates' Triumphant Return

    Chuck Siegel, the owner of Charles Chocolates, says he couldn't be more delighted with the neighborhood where his business recently opened. The retail space, café (coming soon), and kitchen, where customers can watch his pavé, bars, and pastries being made, have taken over the 7,600-square foot sp ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Ike's Place Staging 16th Street Comeback?

    Ike Shehadeh/TwitterIs Ike getting the last laugh?​Looks like Ike's Place might be trailing lines along 16th Street in the Castro after all, according to Eater guest editor Laura Beck. After an eviction struggle sticker than a steering wheel smudged with Dirty Sauce, owner Ike Shehadeh has app ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Disney Studio Coming to the Mission?

    tattoosoglengBienvenidos a La Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Mouse?​Mission denizens received an odd, anonymous press release last week: "According to reputable sources, Disney Studios recently met with the SF Mayor's Office to plan its move to the former Hershey's Chocolate location at the corner of Fols ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Joseph Schmidt Successor Offering Chocolate Classes in the Castro

    M. LaddSaratoga Chocolates has a very Schmidt-like presence.​Last fall, Mary Loomas opened Saratoga Chocolates in the shuttered Joseph Schmidt space (3489 16th St. at Sanchez). On a recent trek from the Mission to the Castro, we stopped in. Even regular Schmidt customers might not notice any c ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    New Chocolate Shop Opening in Former Joseph Schmidt Space

    dixiehu/FlickrThe Schmidt store in the Castro shut down last spring.​Dig this chocolate goss: A new chocolate shop is opening in the shuttered 16th Street retail store that was the original home of Joseph Schmidt. Schmidt (and Scharffen Berger) parent Hershey Co. closed the shop last spring; t ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Down But Not Out: S.F. Restaurant Closures in June

    brotherfromanothermother/FlickrPostrio went dark in mid-June.Yes, restaurants are closing in San Francisco, but it does seem that for every place that closes, another one or two spring open. (And no, they're not all fancy pizza joints.) There are other hopeful signs. Some locations of shuttered rest ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Darkness and Dawn in the Local Food Scene

    (We will dearly miss Scharffen Berger, due to depart the Bay Area soon)Today, Eater SF summarizes a grim start to the year for the local food scene. "The Shutter" lists 25 different restaurants that closed in January alone in San Francisco, and one additional spot in the South Bay. Perhaps worst of ... More >>

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