(We will dearly miss Scharffen Berger, due to depart the Bay Area soon)
Today, Eater SF summarizes a grim start to the year for the local food scene. "The Shutter" lists 25 different restaurants that closed in January alone in San Francisco, and one additional spot in the South Bay. Perhaps worst of all is the news that Scharffen Berger and Joseph Schmidt will be leaving the Bay Area sooner rather than later, as SFGate sadly reported last week. However, Eater also meticulously tracks the openings of bars, lounges, clubs, restaurants and other food-centric hotspots, and currently lists more than a dozen new businesses that were open as of the second half of January. With more on the way, a new dawn has already begun.