The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Pesky pigeons manage to end up everywhere, and the rafters of a restaurant are no exception. SF Appeal reports Taqueria Vallarta (3033 24th St. at Balmy) closed on Sept. 8 until further notice because there was a DPH complaint stating the rats with wings were nesting in the rafters, and flying to and fro from a hole in the ceiling. There was also a trash and roach problem. The restaurant is on it, and plans to get rid of the bugs and complete the anti-pigeon renovations shortly.
The cabaret-infused circus performance with a five-course dinner that is Teatro ZinZanni has found a new home; they're just not saying where. SFGate reports that while they won't reveal the exact site of their new home, it is along the waterfront. They'll do their final curtain bow at the current spot at Pier 29 (at Embarcadero) on New Year's Eve.
Earlier this year there was some opposition and a puke-in planned (turned out to be fake) to protest commercialized food and drink inside Dolores Park. One of these protested was the Blue Bottle Coffee trailer, and now Inside Scoop shares the cart's finally found a place to park. Coffee lovers can find the cart, starting next week, Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-noon on Division (at Brannan). In October they'll extend to Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.