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La Urbana
La Urbana
Patricia Chang

Uber launches a data-based restaurant guide

Uber has been collecting data from us — obviously — but they’re using it for good, not evil. The car service just released a restaurant guide based on the most popular destinations for riders in SF. Categories include most popular, local favorites, on-the-rise, brunch spots, and more. Check it on out here.

La Urbana abruptly shutters

With no explanation, Mexican restaurant La Urbana has closed, Inside Scoop reports. Stay tuned as we try to find out what exactly happened.

Troya goes fast casual

Turkish spot Troya on Fillmore is changing things up. Starting Monday, November 21, it will switch the service model to counter service, after 11 years as a full service spot. Food will be Turkish flavors integrated into bowls, salads, and kebabs. Drinks will stay on with Mediterranean wines and an expanded beer program. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

Winter Walk is coming back to Union Square

Come December 1, the Winter Walk pop-up will return to the Union Square plaza with three to six food trucks that will rotate daily. See the full schedule here for the market that will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from December 1 to 31, minus Christmas Day.

Sriracha and Lexus lovers have a new dream come true

File this under things you never knew you even wanted: a Sriracha-inspired Lexus. That’s right, the luxury car company has partnered with the spicy Thai sauce company to create a 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS. It’s not for sale, but you can view it down in Los Angeles if you’re so inclined. Eater has all the info here.