Iza Ramen’s SoMa location sets opening date
Circle Friday, February 10 on your calendars, ramen lovers, as that’s when Iza Ramen’s second location opens in SoMa. From 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at 1155 Folsom St., Iza will serve the Japanese noodle soup, plus a larger izakaya-style tapas menu. Lunch will come later, but for now there’s ramen.
The Hall’s fate grows ever closer
Built as a temporary option until plans got approved for an apartment building, The Hall has been serving quick service fare to the Tenderloin for nearly two-and-a-half years. But, its ultimate fate draws near, as plans have now been approved for construction to start. Owners plan to keep the food market open as long as possible, which could be many months — construction isn’t scheduled to begin until the end of the year. In the meantime, new restaurants continue to open, with Oakland’s Core Kitchen launching an SF outpost there just last week. Additionally, the new building may include a similar food hall concept upon completion.
Chinatown has a new bubble tea bar
Steap Tea Bar is now open in Chinatown, selling Taiwan-style bubble tea with housemade toppings. Matcha lattes, chai lattes, hot milk teas, juice, and more are all on the menu, which you can see in full below. It’s all from an ex-tech worker who got sick of that scene and wanted to try something new. Head to 827 Sacramento St. to check out Steap .
There’s a little bit of SF in NYC
Did you know there’s a San Francisco street food-inspired restaurant in New York City? And did you know that it’s called Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash? Can’t make that up. The New Yorker has a review of the casual Mexican spot, right this way.
Scott’s Seafood Restaurant facing $841,000 fine
In response to added retractable metal walls, a metal door, a storage unit, and an extended roof, the city of Oakland has fined Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Jack London Square a whopping $841,000. That’s because all those changes were made without a permit, the East Bay Times reports. A commission committee will consider the penalty on February 16; stay tuned for more.