Cafe Du Nord will be a music venue again
According to Hoodline, the basement cocktail bar and lounge at Cafe Du Nord has parted ways with bar stars The Bon Vivants. Although they’ll still be handling the drinks at Aatxe and the Swedish American Music Hall upstairs, Cafe Du Nord owner Dylan MacGiven (Woodhouse Fish Co.) says the downstairs room will return to its old status as a “full-fledged” subterranean music venue. Stay tuned for more details in a few weeks.
It’s Super Duper Day
There are plenty of made-up food “holidays,” sure, but how many of them are officially recognized by the City of San Francisco? On the last Monday of every April, our eco-conscious local burger chain Super Duper gives away 100 free burgers to the first 100 customers in line at all ten of its locations around the bay, starting at 3 p.m. This year, the burger chain is also going a little bit further and bringing burgers to staff at local charity organizations like Larkin Street Youth, La Casa de Las Madres, SF AIDS Foundation, Glide and more.
Was it operating costs or bad Yelp reviews that killed your favorite restaurant?
A new study from Harvard Business School suggests Bay Area restaurant closures can be tied to the rising minimum wage, but restaurants with lower Yelp ratings were more likely to close. Over at the Chronicle, Jonathan Kauffman dug into the study and its human impact on local restaurateurs.