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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's an Open and Shut Case

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 4:40 PM


The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

Seat's taken. Eater SF shares via SF Citizen, Caffe Roma (526 Columbus at Union) is calling dibs on the public parklet outside its front door. The cafe is shooing people out of the space if they're eating food purchased elsewhere. The thing is, Caffe Roma doesn't own the parklet; the Pavement to Parks website states parklets are open to all.

Tablehopper knows when the doors are opening: The Financial District's La Fusion (475 Pine at Kearny) opened today, Dumpling and Buns (2411 California at Fillmore) will open on the outskirts of Japantown on Monday, and via the Ocean Beach Bulletin, the Outer Sunset's Beachside (4300 Judah at 48th Ave.) is set to open tomorrow. Pending openers include Thai Bistro and Lounge (524 Van Ness Ave. at McAllister) and Tyler Florence's new project at the Hotel Rex.

And a couple places to cater to a sweet tooth: Tablehopper shares Five Star Truffle has reopened in the Castro (4251-A 18th St. at Diamond) and the return of Charles Chocolates is imminent. Owner Chuck Siegel bought the chocolate business back from an investor when it went into bankruptcy, but after losing the lease on his kitchen, he's looking for a space. Here's hoping he finds one soon!

Food truck news: There's a new truck slated to hit the streets. Tablehopper shares Dosa Truck, from the Curry Up Now team, will roll out the second week of September.

Closures: Richmond SF notes The Sweet Days Cafe has closed, and gives word that it appears the eight-month old LOL Cafe may also be closed. Tablehopper shares Hayes Valley's Café Cobras has shuttered. In the Marina, Grub Street shares Enoshima is changing owners and will now be known as Sushi In (2280 Chestnut at Scott).

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