The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the
San Francisco restaurant scene.
Paolo L. of Inside Scoop
reports that Charles Chocolates
just signed a deal with the Westfield shopping center to open a 5,000-square-foot production facility and retail store on its fourth floor. The pitch: Public chocolate-making as well as chocolates, baked goods, and ice cream for sale. Owner Chuck Siegel will open some part of the new store in November, but is keeping the third-floor retail shop until after Christmas, then moving everything upstairs.
Also via the Scoop
: The lower Haight branch of Burger Joint
just finished out its 10-year lease and closed. Owner Nidal Nazzal is keeping the Mission, SOMA, Burlinggame, and SFO branches open, and still plans to open a second SFO location in Terminal 2 next spring.
Tasting Table called it first
's new chef, Adam Keough, started yesterday. The Beard Award-nominated Keough comes to San Francisco from Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern in Orange County. Eater SF
has posted his first menu.