Fune Ya Japanese Restaurant is in hot water in with the IRS -- marking the third Richmond District restaurant in recent months to head to court. SFGate reports cash receipts in boxes marked "seasoned octopus" were never reported to the IRS. This bust is on the heels of Pho Clement's court order to pay overtime pay to former employees, and John Campbell's Irish Bakery's pending lawsuit also involving employee pay. Oh, and if those three weren't bad enough, there was also that Chris Hansen bust of Lincoln Park Market, where the employee pocketed a winning lotto ticket. All other restaurants should take this as a warning to stay on the straight-and-narrow.
Speaking of the law, Grub Street learns the reason behind Criolla Kitchen's sudden shutter was due to one -- or more -- lawsuits filed by their produce supplier. Rumor has it the lawsuit(s) was due to a contract dispute between the parties.
And the Pizzeria Delfina team let us know the parklet parked outside their restaurant will open this Friday -- marking the first of its kind to plunk down in Pacific Heights.