Category: restaurants

“Francisca’s” restaurant opening in former Palace space

More than a year after a fire shuttered the restaurant and damaged apartments above it, the owners of The Palace are opening a new restaurant in the space. Francisca’s, named after owner/chef Manny Torres Gimenez’s grandma, is expected to officially open around July 15, although a soft opening is going on right now. The restaurant […]

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Look who’s back. Sunflower’s Valencia side reopened

Closed for more than three years, Sunflower’s Valencia Street space is finally back. A walk by the restaurant Friday night found 506 Valencia’s Street’s neon sign lit once again and the Vietnamese restaurant full of customers. One of the servers told me the restaurant reopened more than a week ago. Sunflower shut its doors in September 2014 […]

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Restaurant beat: Cha Cha Cha wants live music

Under new ownership since late fall, Cha Cha Cha is trying something new: live music. The tapas restaurant, at 2327 Mission St., has applied for a permit that would allow Cuban bands to play there several times a month. Irfan Yalcin, who bought the restaurant last year and also owns nearby L’Emigrante and Urban Fish, […]

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“Brown Sugar Factory” debuting on Valencia

Valencia Street’s newest restaurant Brown Sugar Factory is scheduled to open today and Capp Street Crap got a look recently at a draft menu. An employee at the new restaurant, described as Asian fusion, told me yesterday that Brown Sugar Factory should be open for business this afternoon. At 525 Valencia St., the spot was […]

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Starboard gone, now home to Asian popup

Open less than a year, Mission hofbrau Starboard is apparently no more. The restaurant’s old space on 16th Street is now home to a popup serving Asian fusion cuisine. It is unclear what happened with Starboard. Emails sent through the restaurant’s website and to its sister business Slate, next door, were not returned. Adrian Pham, one of the partners […]

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True grits: Cajun restaurant about to debut in the Mission

Alba Ray’s, a new Cajun restaurant that’s moved into the former Hapa Ramen space near 19th and Mission streets, is scheduled to open Monday. Workers on suspended scaffolding were busy repairing and painting the exterior of the 2993 Mission St. space over the holiday weekend, while a crew focused on the finishing touches inside. Taking a […]

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El Valenciano for sale, new restaurant opening on Valencia

One old restaurant is on the block, while a new one is preparing to open on Valencia Street. Spanish restaurant and dance club El Valenciano is listed for sale in a Craigslist ad that describes a “fantastic opportunity to purchase a well-established part bar, part Spanish restaurant & part dance club with weekly salsa nights […]

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Pizza our hearts: Pauline’s is for sale

‘ UPDATE 12/8/16: Friend of Capp Street Crap and volunteer editor Jeff spoke with Pauline’s owner this week who told him that it’s been tough to find affordable employees who care about the craft. She also noted that she is 70 years old and is done after running Pauline’s for 34 years. The good news? She […]

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Naan-plussed: Indian chain moving into old Minako sushi space

Once on track to reopen as a soup-centric restaurant, the tiny Mission Street space that was once Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant is becoming a Naan ‘N’ Curry. Signs have already gone up for the Indian and Pakistani chain restaurant at 2154 Mission St., and it looks to be opening soon. A visit early this week found […]

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Bottomless mimosas hit bottom: Radish and Grub have closed

Your brunch options in the Mission just got significantly slimmer. Two local spots, Radish and Grub, have recently shut their doors. It’s unclear when either of the restaurants closed exactly. A walk by both locations over the weekend found the doors of both spaces locked but no signs posted announcing their closure. Capp Street Crap […]

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