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POLK GULCH—"McTeague took his dinner at two in the afternoon at the car conductors' coffee-joint on Polk Street. He had a thick gray soup; heavy, underdone meat, very hot, on a cold plate ... he stopped at Joe Frenna's saloon and bought a pitcher of steam beer. It was his habit to leave the pitcher there on his way to dinner." That there's the opening from Frank Norris' novel McTeague, which is your hint that McTeague's Saloon opened today at 1237 Polk, right next door to sister joint O'Reilly's Holy Grail. Background reading on McTeague's here and over at Thrillist. [EaterWire]
SOMA—We did hear that gourmet beer in gourmet cans was the new hottness, and 21st Amendment seems to agree: "With hopes of being known as the can craft brewery, [21st Amendment] released their creations earlier this week, and they're being sold at stores around the Bay Area. Finally, regulars no longer have to head to the South of Market brewpub to enjoy their favorites." [Chron]
UNION SQUARE—In the wake of a sales slump, the Cheesecake Factory will start doing delivery, though it's unclear exactly which restaurants will do. Also on the way: menu price increases and management changes. [NRN via Eater LA]