your weekly nosh of sf food news...so many closings
You know how it is, you are wandering around The Mission waiting for an event to begin and suddenly you realize how hungry you are and want to grab a quick bite. Then is when you figure any old taqueria will do because how hard can it be to make a semi-decent taco? So I walked into the first one I came across and probably should have taken it as a sign that no one else was in this tiny hole in the wall on a prime Saturday bar hopping night. Still, I soldiered on and ordered a carne asada, carnitas and lengua--that's beef tongue. At the time I thought why not, after taking my first bite, I was like what was I thinking! The meat on each was either overcooked or had some kind mealy texture or both. While there was a pre-ponderance of cilantro on them there wasn't near enough green tomatillo sauce to make me want to finish any of them. You are probably wondering which one it was but I'm not gonna say as it might have been a one off that night, but let's just say their inside decor was vaguely fast food like. I might be willing to give them another shot too. Though it will be awhile before that tongue taste washes off my own tongue. Till then, food news at its finest!!
- Sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the food closings so here is a running list.
- But as some close, others pop up in their place like Scotch Bonnet Jamaican.
- Or an upscale market in the Tenderloin?
- Or a social club on Fillmore. See, no restaurant spot seems to stay vacant for long.
- Though not everyone is closing, City Beer is just moving because you know, rent hike.
- Seems someone just published a book (of all things) about unique eateries in this town. Be interesting to see how many of them are still open by the time she got the book finished.
- Meadowood and French Laundry have reopened now that the fires have been contained. Since you've been clamoring to get in.
- Then again, you could just read my previous review of FL here and here and order in instead.
- Looking for a Halloween themed dinner spot? Then Canela has you covered.
- Hayes Valley is the new restaurant hotspot as Salt & Straw and Wise Sons add their names to the area.
- Books aren't out of vogue, State Bird Provisions finally releases their cookbook. Just in time for the holidays!
- San Franciso's restaurants and chefs continue to help out victims of the wine country fires.
- Is this the most highly anticipated rooftop bar in SF? You can check out their menu here.
- And finally, because you don't give enough of your life over to Facebook, now you can get food form 'em!
That's it for now. Be sure to check back soon as I wrap up my visit to La Cocina's Street Food Festival which returned after a one year hiatus.