The week in food headlines includes an awesome new partnership between Virginia Ramos, a.k.a. the Tamale Lady, and Uber; a new beer garden and restaurant project from Oakland chef-restaurateur James Syhabout; a new Union Square Thai spot from well known food writer and blogger Pim Techamuanvivit; and the quickly approaching new sandwich shop from one-time A16 chef Liza Shaw.
Ah, fall. It's around the corner, and it's traditionally a time of year when lots of restaurants try to rush to open before the holidays. This year there are a handful of higher-profile openings that you should keep an eye out for.
Things are picking up once again, news wise, as we move toward fall, and the big headline of the week is that chef and restaurateur Michael Mina has announced a big new restaurant project slated for next year that's a collaboration with Japanese chef Ken Tominaga, which will open at 101 California Street, right near Mina's flagship restaurant.
The unofficial end of summer for the rest of the country is upon us, but we all know that the best is yet to come, weather-wise, for San Francisco. Also, there's a lot to look forward to this fall, bar and restaurant-wise.
Famously greasy and cheap Vietnamese dive Tu Lan (8 Sixth Street) was forced to close last summer, quite abruptly, after repeated health violations that had caused temporary closures over the previous few years.
In this week's restaurant bulletin we have the impending closure of Luella on Russian Hill, tonight's closure of Canteen on Lower Nob Hill, and updates about two new spots coming to Cow Hollow.
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