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.
Thanks to all the community members who came out and joined us in conversation for the Tenderloin Talk LIVE #4. Catch up on all the exciting news, and stay tuned for the next installment in July, when we focus on the theme of Renewal.
After careful consideration, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District board of directors has made the decision to move ahead with the assessment district renewal process one year early. Don’t miss the first meeting, join the steering committee today. Interested? Contact Steve@tlcbd.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join with neighbors for the next installment of car-free streets in the Tenderloin. Happening Sunday, May 6th, one mile of road in and around the Tenderloin becomes car free making way for community fun. Come on by our office at 512 Ellis Street and connect with us. Click here for more info about the event.
Hoodline has shared the City's top-ranked African restaurants, combining Yelp reviews with their own data-crunching 'special sauce' to find what many of us know, that Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen is #1! Located at 484 Ellis Street (they also have a Mission Bay location), the family-run favorite is always worth a visit. Check out the Hoodline article for more.