Posts tagged Dining
Exile in the Tenderloin: The quest for a future at San Francisco’s only Sudanese cafe [SF Chronicle]

Z Zoul, which opened in February, may be the Bay Area’s only Sudanese restaurant. While its owner is making repairs and meeting with agencies, it is still finding its way — a place to stop for spiced coffee or a dish called foul masalah. Yet it’s also a sign that the Tenderloin remains one of the few spots in San Francisco where a new immigrant, idealistic and impatient to work, can go into business for himself.

“It would take five or six days to tell my story,” Elgaali says.

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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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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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Proper Hotel’s Villon a culinary oasis for Mid-Market

Villon, at the juncture of Market, Seventh and McAllister streets, is an oasis. Diners enter a lobby of the recently opened hotel with its modern, eclectic design by Kelly Wearstler, known for her personal and sometimes quirky looks. The restaurant, with its lounge spilling out into the lobby, has a jubilant vibe.

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SF Eater Offers Intel On Forthcoming Proper Hotel Cafe, Restaurant, And Rooftop Bar

Run by executive chef Jason Franey and Trick Dog barmen Josh Harris and Morgan Schick, those are an all-day restaurant called Villon, a rooftop bar and lounge called Charmaine's, and a street-level cafe at the corner of the building called La Bande.

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