Dunkin’ Donuts confirms a South SF location
While not yet in SF-proper, Dunkin’ Donuts is drawing ever closer to the big city, announcing a new location in South San Francisco at 180 South Airport Rd. There’s no timeline yet, but it is definitely coming.
Mayor Ed Lee visits Deli Board after owner Adam Mesnick’s Tweets
Deli Board owner Adam Mesnick (who is also a recent addition to the Essential 38) has been posting pictures of gritty street scenes from SoMa for quite some time, many of them tagging SF mayor Ed Lee. Mesnick has even started a group called “Better SoMa” to address the issues in his neighborhood. Now, Mayor Lee has responded, visiting the restaurant himself:
To be determined what will actually come from this visit, but it seems like a step in the right direction.
Inner Richmond’s Spices debuts a new menu along with a new look
Spices co-owner Kenny Zhang recently redid the decor in the Inner Richmond’s Spices (291 6th Ave.), and now a menu reboot is following. Next week, the restaurant will add Hunan dry pot options to its Sichuan offerings. There’s also the secret menu for some of the more unusual dishes, such as stinky tofu. The new menu debuts next week, Hoodline reports.
Yountville parking drama may block a brewery’s opening
In today’s small town news, the Napa Valley Register dedicated 860 words to the fight over parking space in Yountville. Specifically, Boisset Collection (Raymond Vineyards) wants to open a brewery called Yountville Brewing Co. on Washington Street in the 19th century train depot building, but town planners are blocking the approval because of not enough parking spaces. Boisset tried to offer solutions (valet parking, an electric lift to stack cars), but Yountville planning director Sandra Liston cautioned it would create “a sea-of-cars look.” Boisset is still trying to open the brewery, which would include a 24-seat restaurant, 12-seat bar, and 12-seat outdoor space, so stay tuned for updates.
New cocktail subscription service launches today
Welcome Hooch to San Francisco, a cocktail subscription service that offers one drink each at 30 (and growing) bars around the city for $9.99 a month. Bars at launch include Whitechapel, The Treasury, Bellota, and more.
Prepare for a fast food-less November 29
If you’re planning on eating fast food on November 29, think again. The Fight for $15 organization is planning “their most disruptive strike and protest yet” on that Tuesday, which will include a walk-off/protest of workers at 20 airports and 320 fast-food restaurants around the country. You can read all the details right this way.
Sabra recalls much of its products
In case you haven’t heard, popular hummus brand Sabra has recalled 57 of its products — everything except “Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole, and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips” — due to a listeria scare. If you’ve got some in your fridge, beware.