Falafel Jumanh from Thrift, Orson's Changes, Fina Estampana Readies to Open

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

It's official; Laura Beck shared the news that starting today, beer is flowing from the taps of Biergarten (424 Octavia at Fell).

Thrifty falafel: The Feast reveals the Outer Sunset's former Freddies Nifty Thrifties is slated to become Falafel Jumanh. The owners are just waiting on the reliably-long permit process wait.

After recent changes at Citizen Cake, (aka Elizabeth Falkner's Citizen Cake Ice Cream Parlor and Eats) Tablehopper regales the latest change from Elizabeth Faulkner will be Orson's transformation into an event space. The location will also play host to Faulkner's impending popups inspired by her appearances on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, with each week's meal corresponding to the recent episode. We're guessing she must have made it pretty far.

No, meet me at the other Tartine. At last, the confusion on where everyone is meeting may finally end. Grub Street says the small cafe in Hayes Valley, Tartine Cafe Francis, may be changing its name to Tartine Talbot (244 Gough at Fell). Okay, so there still may be some confusion.

After 13 years, Charanga is readying to close. Tablehopper notes the pan Latin restaurant will shutter in November, after the landlord failed to renew the lease.

A couple new restaurants on the scene: Tablehopper states that the Peruvian restaurant Fina Estampa is set to reopen as soon as this week (1407 Bush at Polk). Also, they note Soup Freaks has opened its Castro location (499 Castro at 18th St.).

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