Richmond District

  • Dining

    July 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Xiao Long Bao Shop Arrives on Clement Dim Sum Scene

    Xiao Long Bao Shop (635 Clement) is a new addition to the crowd of dim sum options on Clement Street in the Richmond District. It's strictly no-frills, with no profound whiff of newness outside of the "Grand Opening" banner outside. There are tables to sit and eat in, but you'll probably just want t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Pint-Sized Park Spotted in the Richmond District

    More evidence popped up this week that in fact there is a teeny tiny someone living in San Francisco. First it was the mini Mini we spotted in the Lower Haight, then the city went gaga over the teeny tiny tree house that magically appeared in Golden Gate Park. Now, we're learning that there's a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Richmond District Farmers Market Starts This Sunday After Three Year Wait

    Starting a neighborhood farmers' market in San Francisco is no simple feat. More than three years after Richmond SF first reported on a group of neighbors petitioning to have a few produce stands in a parking lot, the Richmond District is finally getting its own farmers' market -- starting this Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Did You See That Sinkhole in the Richmond District?

    It was huge. Sometime around 5:30 last night -- during the start of rush hour -- a street in the Richmond District started caving in all by itself, creating a hole big enough to fit a car, well at least a smart car. According to Richmondsfblog, a car drove over the intersection of Lake Street and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Richmond Streets Closed After Cops Find Suspicious Package

    Muni buses were diverted and streets were closed in the Richmond District this morning when police discovered a suspicious device near a trash can. According to Officer Gordon Shyy, the call came in at about 9:15 a.m., and police closed off the roadway between 8th Avenue and California Street whil ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    9 Places to Celebrate Quail in the Bay Area

    State Bird Provisions, that little restaurant named the best one to open in America last year by Bon Appetit, is admittedly built off of that titular Golden State bird, the quail. Here, it's fried in a coating that incorporates croutons from bread baked in-house and pumpkin seats and set atop a bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Have You Seen These Suspected Gun-Toting Bank Robbers? (Photos)

    San Francisco police are once again asking for you to help them solve local crime. The cops are looking for these men pictured above who allegedly stormed into a Richmond District bank and robbed the business at gunpoint. On Jan. 4, just before lunch time, the suspects walked into a bank on the 60 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Armed Men Bust Into S.F. Home, Beat and Rob Sleeping Residents

    San Francisco police are looking for five men who forced their way into a home in the Richmond District early this morning and robbed the sleeping residents at gunpoint. According to SFPD, the armed men entered the home on the 500 block of 40th Avenue at about 2:50 a.m. where between five and 10 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Le Soleil's New Quail Is On Fire

    There is both a new menu and a fresh look at Le Soleil, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Richmond District that closed for a six-month retool. Chef Dennis Wong has a light approach to his food that largely puts an emphasis on simple and natural flavor combinations, but the quail appetizer ($7 for a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    One Man Killed, Another Jumped and Beaten Over Weekend

    Police are investigating two separate incidents over the weekend that killed one man and left another clinging to life today. The first crime happened on Friday at about 10:26 p.m., when police responded to a shot spotter activation on the 1000 block of Mendell. When officers arrived, they found a 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Angelina's Halloween Cookies: No Trick, Just Treat

    When I was younger I marked the changing seasons by the rotation of holiday-themed cookies on display at my favorite bakeries. And the best thing about reverting back into my childlike state of pre-holiday excitement as an adult is that I am no longer told "not before dinner" as I gaze longingly int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Cops Arrest Men Wanted for Serial Robberies in the Richmond District

    Richmond District businesses can relax a little now that police have busted the men they say are responsible for a slew of heists, including a restaurant and a jewelry store. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says police arrested a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, and a 23-year-old man on suspicion of robb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Mysterious Pole Gardener Sprouts Up in the Richmond District

    The last time we told you about a decorated pole in the Richmond District, we were referring to the mobile strippers who definitely injected new life into the neighborhood. But we're guessing (who knows?) Supervisor Eric Mar will be a little less offended by the latest crop of vibrant bushes spotted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    How to Get a Free Waffle at Hot Sauce and Panko Today

    Hot Sauce and Panko, a stop for bottled sauces and fried chicken in the Richmond District, offers a freebie with purchase and download every Thursday. The download: Get SpotOn, an app that helps you collect customer rewards on your phone. The purchase: Order a five or eight-piece box of wings (flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Mission Rock & Oyster Bar, Pretty Please, and Shanghai -- Ready to Open

    The latest gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The team behind Mission Rock & Oyster Bar let us know they're opening the doors to the Mission Bay restaurant August 10. Expect sustainable seafood, waterfront views, a long oyster list, and an extensive bar progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Camp BBQ Lets Diners Grill Their Own

    Camp BBQ opened last week in the Richmond District. The Japanese grill (yakiniku) is the third restaurant from the owners of nearby Genki Ramen and Genki Crepes, and its clean, black interior and high energy dance pop blaring from the stereo is reminiscent of the ramen shop. The idea here is to ord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Notorious "Tip Jar Stealer" Finally Busted

    A San Francisco man who had been stealing from tip jars around the Richmond District was finally caught red-handed. Police say the spotted the 64-year-old suspect getting off a Muni bus at Sixth Avenue last week. The officer recognized the man, who had been coined the "Tip Jar Stealer," so he follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Police Investigate Suspicious Death

    San Francisco police are trying to figure out what happened to a man they found dead yesterday evening in the city's Richmond District. Sgt. Michael Andraychak had very little information to offer at this time, but said police were called to the intersection of John F. Kennedy Drive and Bernice Roge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Ono Grindz Brings The Big Island to The Avenues

    Ono Grindz opened in the Richmond District in May, the latest in a growing number of new Hawaiian eateries and pop-ups. Ono's focus is squarely on breakfast and lunch with a menu that mixes typical Hawaiian favorites with some mainland-influenced remixes. The Big Island ($11) is a good breakfast pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Really Bad Driver Hits Woman, Then Building, Then Other Cars

    A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being a really horrible driver after he treated the Richmond District like his own personal video game, hitting everything in sight. Officer Gordan Shyy tells us the man was driving his 2005 Ford near Fourth Avenue and Geary Boulevard last night when he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Badass Woman Wears Down Robber in Footchase, Pays to Get Her Phone Back

    This is what happens when the person robbing you is out of shape. Last week, a woman was riding the 38 Geary line through the Richmond District when another woman grabbed her phone out of her hand and ran off the bus as it was stopped at Geary Boulevard and Van Ness. According to police, the victim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Dumb Robber Can't Steal Car Because He Doesn't Know How to Work a Hybrid

    That's the thing about crime: It's not supposed to be even a little funny.Sadly, we couldn't help but chuckle at this criminal who apparently just wasn't savvy enough to steal a Hybrid taxi cab in the Richmond District. According to police reports, a cab driver was flagged down at about 4:30 a.m. on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Richmond District Neighbors Turned Off by Mobile Stripper Truck

    You think a late-night Jack in the Box is what makes the Richmond District so nefarious, try adding a mobile stripper truck to the mix. It appears the Larry Flynt's Hustler Club employee who drives the club's mobile strippers around town does sleep -- in the Richmond District. Or at least that's whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Fune Ya Japanese's IRS Problems, Why Criolla Kitchen Closed, and La Barca Shutters

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Fune Ya Japanese Restaurant is in hot water in with the IRS -- marking the third Richmond District restaurant in recent months to head to court. SFGate reports cash receipts in boxes marked "seasoned octo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Yigit Pura May Head to Macy's and the International Food Court's Future

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Those waiting to find out where Yigit Pura's Tout Sweet patisserie will pop-up this Summer may be able to buy a blender or a cardigan sweater alongside the sweet treats. SFGate thinks they've figured out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Woman Says She Stole Cellphone from Muni Rider Because Her Phone Was Stolen First

    ​A 35-year-old woman who was arrested after admitting to stealing a Muni passenger's phone gave the cops an unexpected defense: She had just been a victim of the same crime.According to police, both suspect and victim were riding the 28 line through the Richmond District when the victim noticed th ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Don't Be a Passive Consumer: The Richmond ISO a Good Taqueria

    ​All of us have passed by a vacant storefront in our neighborhorhood and thought, "Dammit, I'd love to see a [Lao restaurant / cat grooming shop / cute lifestyle boutique selling things that look like they were made in 1850] here!" Well, some enterprising citizen in the Richmond isn't just content ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Cyclist Suffers Head Trauma After Being Hit by Postal Truck

    ​(Update 2 p.m.): Officer Albie Esparza informs us that the victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital and is doing just fine. The woman was not wearing a helmet when the truck driver rolled through a stop sign and hit her. (Original story 9:10 a.m.) A 39-year-old woman is in critical co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Pedestrians Critically Injured in Separate Accidents

    ​Two pedestrians remain in critical condition today after being hit by cars in separate incidents on opposite sides of town. The first accident occurred at about 11:55 a.m. when a skateboarder rolled through a red light on the corner of Eddy and Jones streets, where he was hit by a white truck, po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    S.F. Residents Try to Stop Richmond Jack In The Box from Operating 24 Hours

    ​Richmond District residents might like the calorie-loaded tacos at Jack in the Box, but they definitely care for the atmosphere inside the fast food joint. As the RichmondSF blog points out, residents are circulating an online petition, asking the city's Entertainment Commission not to grant the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    All about cafes: Cafeto, Elite Audio Systems Cafe, and Precita Park Cafe

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. A reader alerted us to a new coffee shop on College Hill, Cafeto (111 Richland at Mission). The Bernal Heights addition is working on outdoor seating and better signage. Bernalwood has a few snapsho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Police Arrest Two Men in Connection with Marijuana Home Invasion Robbery

    Part of policing pot is busting people who steal pot!​Much of the recent news about medical marijuana has been about how to bust dispensaries -- or at least get them to close down. But pot aficionados will be pleased to learn that from time to time, the law is on their side. San Francisco police s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Allegedly Stabbed His Parents in the Richmond

    ​Update (5 p.m.): Police said that the suspect who they shot and killed earlier this morning had stabbed his 78-year-old parents this morning, killing his mother. The 44-year-old suspect, who has not yet been identified, died at about 9:39 a.m. His mother died a few minutes later, according to pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Drunken Bar Patron Pulls Knife on Bouncer, Cuts Owner

    Don't cut the hand that serves you ... cocktails​A night on the town turned into a night in jail for one San Francisco man who was arrested after he got wasted -- and then violent. At about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, police were doing their regular patrols in the Richmond District when they saw a man p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Hot Sauce and Panko Combines Wings, Waffles and Heat

    Photos by Luis Chong​Not long ago SFoodie reported about the openings of

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Crooked Dealings at Carlos Club, A Shutter After 30 Years, and More Burgers

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Seeing double meant paying double at the now shuttered Carlos Club. Grub Street reports, via Mission Local, the 24th Street bar's liquor license was suspended indefinitely on June 30 after a year-long inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    French Food in North Beach,'s Bar, and a Replacement for Skip's Tavern

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. After the cardboard box announcement, then learning of the world-traveling French couple behind it, the restaurant has arrived. Inside Scoop reports that Le Bordeaux (524 Union at Grant) opened yesterday; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    State Bird Provisions Close to Flight, Al's is Back, and Passion Cafe is Sticking Around

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Are kitchen turn-overs trending? Inside Scoop reports Douglas Marschke and Nick Fasanella's two-week old Tacko is already closed -- temporarily -- until next week, due to the firing, rehiring, and trainin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Kelly's Mission Rock Closing Before Pride, Capri Gets a Spicy New Name, More!

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Grub Street reports the pending shutter of Kelly's Mission Rock before the end of June. Don't worry, Juanita More!'s post-Pride party is still on, it's just been moved to the Phoenix Hotel for 2011. But w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Local Food Community Mourns Two

    Today in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Losses: Yesterday brought word of two deaths in the food world: Joseph Alioto, third-generation member of San Francisco's most recognizable restaurant family and front-of-house manager of Alioto's on the Wharf, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    S.F Cop Beaten by Teen Riding Muni

    Rage face​A kid in the Richmond District with a big temper and a lot of testosterone took his rage out on a local cop last week, knocking him to the ground. At about 4 p.m., on Thursday cops were alerted to several juveniles who had just gotten into a fist fight at the corner of 17th and Geary Bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Drunk Man Passes Out at Restaurant and Refuses to Leave

    Another drunk idiot​This is exactly why bartenders should cut some patrons off. A drunk man passed out at a restaurant in the Richmond District last week after boozing for too long -- and wouldn't get up.At about 11:35 p.m., when the restaurant was already closed, an employee saw a man sleeping at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    PETCO Not Welcome in San Francisco Richmond District, Neighbors Vow to Fight

    NIMBY Victims​Pet owners are starting to feel increasingly unwelcome in San Francisco. Just last week, the federal government rolled out plans to seriously restrict dogs from running off-leash in open space around the city.Now Richmond District neighbors are trying to block PETCO from opening an u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Travis Del Rio Shot to Death in San Francisco's Richmond District

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office moments ago identified Wednesday's Richmond District murder victim as 37-year-old Travis Del Rio. Del Rio was shot to death in a multi-unit dwelling on the 400 block of 23rd Avenue; police were alerted to gunshots at around 9 p.m. A black Mercedes was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    What's Up Daddy-O?, Video Cafe Dies, Circa Recruits New Chef

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Live SoMa updates the public on the status of Daddy O's Cafe (294 Ninth St., at Folsom, 558-9988). The pitch: homey Southern food. The place opened in early November for about 10 days, then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Man Shot Dead In Richmond District

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office has not yet identified a man shot to death Wednesday night in the Richmond District. Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots emanating from the 400 block of 23rd Avenue at approximately 9 p.m. The man was discovered dead within a room in an apa ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 21, 2009
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