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Hotei Closes Its Doors; King Kobbler Kickstarts

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INNER SUNSET—As previously anticipated, 9th Avenue sushi spot Hotei has shuttered. Owner Steve Fujii is downsizing as a first step towards an eventual retirement, though the Sunset and SFO locations of sister restaurant Ebisu remain open. [EaterWire]

WESTERN ADDITION—Royal street vendor King Kobbler has become a fixture at Divisadero and Hayes, but he's now seeking help from the citizens of Kobblertropolis. Faced with the breakdown of his beloved Cushman, the King is raising money for repairs to get himself and his freshly-baked cobblers back on the road. [Hoodline]

SAN FRANCISCO—The Ben & Jerry's "Core Tour," a mobile operation designed to showcase a newish lineup of core flavors, has hit San Francisco for the month of September. If you're into free ice cream, follow their Twitter feed as they rove around the city dispensing scoops. [EaterWire]

SAN CARLOS—Deep-dish darling Paxti's is continuing its expansion play with a planned 100-120 seat restaurant in San Carlos. Targeting early 2015, it will feature a full bar, 20 beer taps, and pizza delivery, plus a high-temperature Italian oven for more thin-crust varieties. [Inside Scoop]

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