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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Open & Shut Report October 2011 - The Month of Burgers

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM

October was one for the burger lovers. Umami Burger expanded with its first outpost north of the I-405, and brought with it a new S.F.-specific menu addition: the bacon-wrapped scallop burger. A few blocks away, Super Duper opened it's latest outpost on Chestnut after few false starts, and Pearl's Deluxe Burgers began flipping patties on mid-Market just before the end of the month.


Umami Burger arrived in Northern California, and lucky for us it's in the City (2184 Union at Fillmore).

• Just in time for S.F.'s true Summer, the taps started flowing at the outdoor Biergarten (424 Octavia at Fell).

• A Chinese street-food inspired menu in a sleek setting: Wo Hing General Store (584 Valencia at 17th St.).

Pearl's Deluxe Burgers (1001 Market at Sixth St.) opened its second City location across the street from sausage restaurant Show Dogs.

• A book club with drinks? Yes, please: Two Sisters Bar & Books (579 Hayes at Laguna).

• The third Super Duper opened in the Marina, with the classic burgers, fries, and shakes (2201 Chestnut at Pierce).

Additional openings and closures after the jump.

Additional Openings

Caffe Moda reopened (160 Seventh St. at Natoma)

Cedar Hill (3242 Scott at Chestnut)

Chateau Montelena tasting room at the Westin St. Francis

Coffee Bar (101 Montgomery at Bush)

Hisago (3226 Geary at Spruce)

Kare-Ken (552 Jones at Geary)

Krua Thai (3214 16th St. at Guerrero)

Lotus Garden reopened (3216 Mission at Fair)

Mark's Bar (1092 Post at Polk)

Patxi's Chicago Pizza (822 Irving at Ninth Ave.)

Prime Rib Shabu reopened (308 Fifth Ave. at Clement)

Soup Freaks (499 Castro at 18th St.)

Stow Lake's Boathouse and Café (Golden Gate Park)

Tea Lover (544 Clement at Seventh Ave.)

TeaWay (2250 Irving at 24th Ave.)

The Hidden Vine reopened (408 Merchant at Battery)


• The closure, of Wicked Grounds leaves a hole in the kink community.

• Taco's Sandwiches was rumored to be kicked out by Louisana Friend chicken, but has been replaced by old fashioned, glazed.

• The two-year-old North Beach pizzeria Pulcinella closed up shop, and sold off everything it had. Down to the forks and knives.

• That was quick. The five-month-old Gingerfruit has already shuttered. We thought with a name better than Pudpong, that it would stick around a bit longer.

• Spot Bagels is no longer, and therefore the bulk bagel bin at bi-rite will no longer carry orange-poppy seed.

• And the cafe Little Bird flew away at the end of the month.

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