New Jersey ‘Real Houswife’ dines at Fang
One Mrs. Teresa Giudice is right here in San Francisco — unclear why — and she sat down for lunch on Thursday at SoMa Chinese restaurant Fang, drinking blossom flower tea and dining on short ribs with bok choy, honey apple prawns, and five spice whitefish.
Chris Cosentino eyes Portland
Cockscomb chef Chris Cosentino is a busy man. He’s got Cockscomb here in the city, is working on The Acacia House in Napa, and now he’s just announced a new restaurant in Portland. Head on over to Eater Portland for all the details.
Beach Chalet negatively affected by the Pokemon Go craze
While some restaurants reaped the benefits on being gym stops on Pokemon Go, Beach Chalet felt an opposite effect. “I can’t even begin to tell you" how much money Beach Chalet lost this summer, one employee told Hoodline, along with the fact that revenues in July and August were the restaurant's lowest in ten years due to all the crowds gathering outside, but not buying from the restaurant.
Coffee giant Philz eyes Boston
A $45 million dollar investment will fund San Francisco coffee chain Philz expansion into the Boston market. It recently entered Washington, D.C. and now has almost 40 stores and 1,000 employees, the SF Business Times reports.
The Telegraph’s take on SF restaurants
United Kingdom newspaper The Telegraph has a new piece on San Francisco restaurants out, in which writer Celia Walden shares her exploits during a weekend in town.
Watch iconic SF chef Jeremiah Tower’s documentary trailer
Legendary San Francisco chef Jeremiah Tower is now the subject of a documentary titled Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, Ruth Reichl, Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, and Jonathan Waxman all appear in the trailer, which was released Wednesday. Check it out here.