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Lion Pub Is Reportedly Closed, and More A.M. Intel

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Iconic Lion Pub has reportedly closed

After the owner of Lion Pub on Divisadero, the 48-year-old storied gay bar that in recent years took on a different crowd, passed away, it is reportedly closed. The New Fillmore first shared the news, but did not say if it was a permanent closure or not, and several other outlets have since picked up on the story. Yelpers, too, are reporting the bar closed when they tried to go, but an Eater tipster saw people coming out of the space this past weekend as normal. Stay tuned for more information.

Wine label design is pretty influential

Like to drink wine? Into design? Then this deep dive into the design of wine labels over on Eater National is the story for you.

Hakkasan launches new, SF-only menus

High-end Chinese chain Hakkasan is going the local route, launching menus at each store that are particular to that location. Here in SF, we’re getting dishes like Maine lobster soup, Sichuan-style cold pork belly roll, and sautéed seafood in XO sauce. It’s all in honor of the restaurant’s 15th anniversary. Check out the full menu here.

An avocado shortage may be coming

Don’t freak out, but there might be an avocado shortage in the works. The Chronicle reports that SF gets many of its avocadoes from Mexico, which is withholding supply to negotiate higher pay for its packers. That’s resulting in price increases here at home. Read all about it here.