For the owner and employees of Underdogs Too restaurant on Taraval near Ocean Beach, 2020 kept getting worse. On the morning of Dec. 15 at around 7:15 a.m., Doug Marschke, the owner of the bar and Mexican food restaurant at 3600 Taraval St., woke up to find neighbors texting him that his business was on fire.
The Cliff House, one of San Francisco’s iconic and enduring landmarks and eateries, closed on Dec. 31.
A series of restaurant closures in the Outer Richmond District has left the northwestern edge of San Francisco without several of its beloved dining spots.
Chalos on Taraval Street, in the Parkside neighborhood at the heart of the Sunset District, is a gem of an eatery, bringing gourmet coffee and Argentine-inspired snacks to the neighborhood.
The casual diner, perched on the cliff above the old Sutro Baths site, has been passed down through three generations of the same family. It is currently owned by brothers Tom and Bill Hontalas, grandsons of the founder, Louis Hontalas.
Orson’s Belly, a cinema-themed café and vermouth bar in the Richmond District, has built a large and devoted following since it opened four years ago on Balboa Street between 18th and 19th avenues.
After months of speculation about the renovations taking place at the fire-damaged Golden Star Laundry and Cleaner at the corner of 23rd Avenue and California Street, neighbors were excited to see the restaurant Pearl 6101 open in May, 2018.
The Richmond District’s Kabuto Restaurant has been serving Japanese food to Bay Area residents since 1982. Current owner Eric Cho, who came to the United States from Korea in 1987 to study, purchased the restaurant in 2005 when the original owners retired.
Although it has changed hands a number of times over the years, Eats restaurant has served breakfast, lunch and brunch at the corner of Clement Street and Second Avenue for almost 45 years.
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Kabayel and his girlfriend, Demirtas, noticed that there were no Mediterranean restaurants in their Central Richmond neighborhood and they began to dream of opening one of their own.
“Keep Cassava open on Balboa Street” was the name of the GoFundMe campaign started by Yuka Ioroi, the general manager of the Outer Richmond restaurant, Cassava.
Lai says that “99 percent” of his long-time clients, many of whom were initially hesitant to see their friendly local hangout change, are very supportive of the restaurant’s update.
When Mandalay restaurant opened in the Inner Richmond in 1984, it was the first and only Burmese restaurant in the Bay Area. People were very unfamiliar with the unique flavors of this Southeast Asian cuisine and some evenings there were fewer than 10 patrons.
The menu draws inspiration from Melvin’s family roots in New Orleans. One of the first challenges they faced though was how to capture all of the family dishes that had been passed down verbally and “made from the heart and soul.”