Restaurant closing

14 Dec 2020

The Cliff House is Closing Permanently…and it’s The National Park Service’s Fault

Yet another true San Francisco legend is closing down permanently. As we reported back in July, The Cliff House shut down temporarily because continuing to do businesses during COVID wasn’t economically feasible. But now it seems they are permanently closing because their landlord, the Federal Government, is shaking them down. A

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27 Oct 2020

Town’s End Restaurant and Bakery is Closing after 30 Years in South Beach

Guest post by Galen Abbott Another piece of the San Francisco restaurant fabric has been torn away by the global pandemic that continues to weigh down local businesses. This one stings just a bit more, as food service wasn’t the only focus. A community was formed around the couple that

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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20 Jul 2020

The Legendary Cliff House Restaurant is Closing…Temporarily

Over the last 157 years the Cliff House has survived a lot. First constructed in 1858, it’s been rebuilt five times due to various calamities like fires and dynamite exploding shipwrecks. Unfortunately, it may not survive COVID-19. Earlier today KRON 4 reported, via local wire service Bay City News, that the

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30 Sep 2019

Dosa on Valencia Street is Closing

Dosa’s shuttering is just the latest big restaurant closing announcement in the past few weeks, including Palomino and Miller’s East Coast Deli.

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29 Jul 2019

100 Year Old Tosca Cafe is Closing Down

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Back in the day Tosca was part of what I called “The Holy Trinity of San Francisco Bars”. Along with Specs‘ and Vesuvio, Tosca represented the funky old North Beach bohemian scene that was part of

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27 Nov 2018

Farmerbrown in the Tenderloin Shut Their Doors

How is that an establishment like farmerbrown could fall from grace in an age of culinary renaissance inside a city brimming with obsessive foodies? The Tenderloin soul food restaurant mixed up the right ingredients for success when they opened their doors in 2006, but a lot has changed in the

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29 Dec 2017

Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers is Closing

I popped into Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers yesterday to grab some lunch and found out the sad new. BCTBB will be permanently closing on December 31st. When I asked if it was because of lack of business or if the landlord had raised the price, the guy behind the

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22 Dec 2017

The Butler & the Chef Is Closing

The Butler & the Chef, a French bistro and long-time fixture of SOMA’s South Park, will be shutting its doors in the new year. The restaurant, which offers breakfast and lunch, will be open until December 31st, 2017, but will not reopen in 2018. Owner and chef Joel Martin made

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