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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fourth Wave Coffee and Another Tamale Lady

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM


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

Whether a coffee snob, or just looking for a cup of joe, there are some changes a brewing in the caffeine scene. Tablehopper shares Fourth Wave Coffee will open in the former Polk Street Station Diner in about two weeks (1356 Polk at Austin). The name comes from the step beyond what owner Brian Kramer sees as intricate addition to the Third Wave Coffee movement - speedy service; and well, he's a surfing fan.

Over in SOMA, there's one less place to find a pick-me-up cup. LiveSOMA reports Rancho Parnassasus tried to find a way to provide coffee service to the nearby Tutubi Plaza (in exchange for keeping it clean), but alas, they've shuttered. It appears this public space was an intricate part of their business plan.

It's on. There's a new tamale lady on the scene, who goes by Alicia Villanueva. 7x7 and Inside Scoop share today is the debut of her Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas cart in Justin Herman Plaza. The city loves tamales, and we're sure there are enough hungry people for both she and the Mission's beloved Tamale Lady.

And a new Mexican brick-and-mortar is slated to open in SOMA. Inside Scoop shares Azucar, from Jon Ojinaga, will feature small-plate and street-food inspired dishes along with Latin-focused cocktails. They're looking to open before the end of the month.

The space at 101 Sixth (and Mission) is set to transform into Monarch. Tablehopper shares the bar will feature a dance floor on the first level and a cocktail lounge on the second. Look for it's debut in mid November.

Also, there's a fundraiser tonight at the Peacock Lounge for the victims of the fire last week. Haighteration has all the deets.

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