Mission’s Calle 24 Latino Cultural District gains strength under new supervisor
Hillary Ronen, newly elected city supervisor, has introduced new legislation to provide protection to the Mission’s historic Latino district. It’s focused not only on the rising cost of housing in the traditionally Latino neighborhood, but the displacement of local businesses that make up the cultural hubs of the area. New guidelines for incoming businesses include “preserving neighborhood character, supporting Latino or local arts and crafts, preserving legacy businesses, offering goods and services accessible to diverse households, partnering with local vendors, and addressing local workforce needs.” Read the Chron’s full write-up on the legislature here.
Frances’ opening chef has quietly departed the kitchen
Michaela Rahorst, who’s been at Frances since it opened and in charge of the kitchen since 2015, has departed chef Melissa Perello’s Michelin-starred restaurant. The new chef de cuisine will be Connie Tsui, who is slated to fully take over in the spring. No word on Rahorst’s longterm plans, though Tablehopper reports she’s running marathons.
Two new brunches are on deck: Flores and Bar Agricole
Saturday brunch is now on the table at Bar Agricole from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. (available on Sunday as well). Enjoy oysters, salumi, sticky buns, and some of the bar’s very potent morning drinks. Alternately, head over to Flores, where weekend brunch will launch January 14. Spiced up coffee drinks like the Vida Fuerza, with cold brew, coconut milk, and cinnamon, are on the menu, alongside shareable large-format mimomas, and more. There’s also food, of course, with pancakes, eggs, and more.
Josey Baker’s bringing some bodacious sandwiches to The Mill
Starting tomorrow (January 12), Josey Baker will be serving up some supremely attractive sandwiches on Divisadero. They’ll be available Thursday through Sunday only, from 11 a.m. until they’re gone. This is in addition to Baker’s very popular pizza nights, which take place on Monday and Wednesday form 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Don’t sleep on these sandwiches (see above photo).