The opening of a new ramen shop in the Financial District is on hold after vandals burst into space over the weekend and staged a multi-hour underground party, Ramen owner Hiroshi told KTVU. Co-owner Daniel Bomya claims the thieves took away the restaurant’s surveillance cameras but left plenty of evidence, including “garbage bags full of empty bottles, cans, cigarette butts and a lingering smell of marijuana,” KTVU reports. Co-owner Aung Khaing told KTVU that revelers also left vomit on the second floor of the restaurant, which the owners had to clean up. And although there probably was no Succession– compliment-style tunnel or uber-exclusive treehouse at the illicit event, the hosts appear to have been relatively organized; there were large banners advising participants where to find the toilet and ‘they can even charge[d] people to enter, ”Bomya speculated.
As the vandals stole furniture and equipment and left the restaurant’s wine storage units empty, the owners say they will have a hand at the grand opening, which was due to take place on the 10th. December. Ramen Hiroshi currently has three Bay Area locations, including the original in Walnut Creek, which made waves with its debut as the city’s first and only ramen shop at the time. The restaurant at 322 Kearny Street will mark the restaurant’s first location to open in San Francisco, bringing its creamy Hakata-style tonkotsu to the city. [KTVU]
Cal-Italian pioneer Delfina closes its doors for a major overhaul
According to a post on the restaurant’s Instagram, Delfina and the Delfina Pizzeria on 18th Street are only offering take-out and deliveries for the next few months, while the space is undergoing a major renovation. The plan is to combine the original Delfina restaurant and the more casual neighboring Delfina pizzeria into one space, where you can get Delfina’s legendary roast chicken and spaghetti, and the popular Neapolitan-style pizza from Pizzeria D, as well as cocktails. , since it is also planned to build a bar. Award-winning design group Roy (Tailor’s Son, Wildseed, the Riddler) takes care of the interiors, so expect a refresh. Delfina recently celebrated its 23rd birthday, and regulars will be delighted to see it finally reopen after a long pandemic shutdown, and perhaps eager to see if it returns to its full glory. Locanda, the group’s Roman pasta restaurant closed when the pandemic began, and pizzerias (there are four locations, including the Mission outlet) have received increased attention in recent years. .
Get Ready: SF Restaurants Say They May Raise Their Prices Soon
The SF Chronicle spoke to a handful of Bay Area restaurateurs who all say the rising cost of ingredients and on-the-go containers could mean they have no choice but to increase menu prices in local restaurants. weeks and months to come. [SF Chronicle]
La Cocina is organizing a holiday market on December 11
The La Cocina Holiday Market takes place this year, so mark your calendars for Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. art and gifts – plus food and drink from the chefs at La Cocina. The event is free, but you will need food and drink tickets, and you can purchase them in advance from the La Cocina website.
Friday, the Izakaya party takes over the Family Cafe
Head to North Beach this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. for “pieces of chicken, delicious izakaya otsumami, fountains of cold beer, sake and wine, and of course lots of good vibes” at Family Cafe, via Instagram .