How the owner of Tommy’s Joynt nabbed another SF icon
Last year, Tommy’s Joynt owner Chris Henry bought Fishermen’s Grotto, the oldest family-run restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf, and the president of the business selling website that did the sale talked to Henry about the purchase. “People have been coming [to Fishermen’s Grotto] for many, many years and they expect a certain experience,” says Henry. “It’s my job as an operator to meet those expectations… [while] working within the realm of the historical preservation department.” Henry took over Tommy’s Joynt in 2015, where he’s also described his role as a sort of steward.
Good Eggs gets in the the beer delivery biz
Grocery delivery service Good Eggs wants to save customers a beer run with the addition of beer from 25 California breweries to their online bottle shop. Good Eggs has six packs and large bottles in a variety of styles from IPAs to sours to go with their produce and meal kits (and existing selection of wine and sake).
L’Acajou Bakery expanding to Oakland
SoMa bakery L’Acajou is expanding to the Oakland Hills neighborhood of Woodminster, taking over the space previously occupied by Woodside Cafe on October 1 and opening about a month later. Customers can expect more breakfast sandwiches and an expanded menu from the original location of daily breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch.
Andrew Zimmern kept popping up at the Ferry Building
TV food personality Andrew Zimmern was spotted at the Ferry Building late last week picking mushrooms at Far West Fungi, filming for his new travel show The Zimmern List. But that wasn’t all according to a CUESA spokesperson, who says he returned to vendors like RoliRoti, Dirty Girl Produce, Kashiwase Farms, Lonely Mountain Farm, Happy Quail Farms, and Root Down Farm. Zimmern also roped in fellow adventurous eater and SF chef Chris Cosentino for the shoot, and even posed with a woman who brought her anti-racist sign to the Farmers Market.