BarnZu expands with new Korean tapas location in Tenderloin [Hoodline]

Less than a year after opening their contemporary restaurant, the partners behind BarnZu aim to open a second location in the Tenderloin.

The new location will take over the former Lafayette Coffee Shop at 250 Hyde St. The landlord is doing much of the renovation work to make the space amenable for the new restaurant, partner Min Choe told us.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for April 2018

In April of 2018, the TLCBD Clean Team removed 28,490 pounds of trash from the District. In addition, our team members properly sanitized for 119 instances of human/animal waste and properly disposed of 1654 syringes. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 or send us a clean request online.

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Tenderloin destination Hai Ky Mi Gia captures multiple immigrant identities [SF Chronicle]

But that is what makes Hai Ky Mi Gia so unique among the countless pho places in both the immediate neighborhood and the greater Bay Area: It offers a cuisine that encapsulates two immigrant identities and thus, a refuge for many.

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$4M Tenderloin Food Hall Suffers Financial Setback [SF Weekly]

On Monday [May 7th], neighborhood advocates gathered together to ask City Hall to help them secure the funding. Caleb Zigas, La Cocina’s executive director, says the plan is to have seven businesses open in the place, all run by women and people of color. Read the full story on SF Weekly.

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Tenderloin’s Black Cat evolves into a romantic supper club [SF Chronicle]

From SF Chronicle food critic Michael Beaur's recent re-visit to the Black Cat:  Black Cat, which opened two years ago, is not only a place for music fans. It might top the list of most romantic spots in San Francisco . . . The interior is a blend of sophistication and shabby chic, with a few nooks and crannies and loads of banquette space where couples can cuddle side by side.

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Why Hasn't the Tenderloin Gentrified Like the Rest of San Francisco? [KQED]

KQED's Bay Curious, a podcast which investigates listener submitted questions, spent some time looking into the question:  "Why hasn't the Tenderloin gentrified like the rest of San Francisco?" As part of their investigation, KQED's team took a walking tour with longtime resident, tour guide, and performer, Pam Coates. Check out the show here.

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