Joe's of Westlake, the old-school Daly City spot that's been serving up ravioli, garlic bread, steaks, and other classic Italian-American fare since 1956, is in for its first big change in over half a century: as Inside Scoop reports, it's being taken over by the Duggan family, who also own Original Joe's in North Beach. The restaurant plans to close at the end of January, after which it will receive a complete overhaul.
The history of the two Joe's restaurants is highly intertwined: Bruno Scatena, who founded it in the '50s, was also partners with Original Joe's founder Tony Rodin in Marina Joe's. Today, Joe's of Westlake is owned by Scatena's daughter Melinda, while Rodin's grandson John Duggan has shepherded Original Joe's through its fire in the Tenderloin and eventual successful reopening on the corner of Washington Square Park in North Beach. Though the Duggan family hasn't offered full details on what they plan to change about the spot, longtime fans can safely assume that the classic "Joe's" fare will remain much the same (as can be seen by comparing the menus at Original and Westlake). The made-over Joe's should reopen sometime in early 2015.
· Joe's of Westlake to Be Taken Over by Original Joe's Family [Inside Scoop]