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.
It wasn’t long ago that rosés were synonymous with tacky suburban pool parties, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anything besides sauvignon blanc to satisfy a craving for something crisp when the temperature crept up.
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