Glena’s Tacos and Margaritas is switching to table service
Stephanie and Michael Gaines, the former Kin Khao chef, opened their Dogpatch taco shop in February with a casual counter-service format, but starting Tuesday, August 8th, they’ll pivot to sit-down service. Yes, that means Glena’s is now open on Tuesdays, but they’ll still be closed Mondays. The move to full service from counter service bucks the pervasive narrative that fast-casual restaurants will replace waiters everywhere, and comes after a glowing review from Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer.
Yum Yum Sushi House has returned, kinda
After 35 years at 2181 Irving Street (at 23rd Avenue), Yum Yum Sushi House closed in 2015, and was later replaced by another sushi restaurant, Lazy Fish and Sushi. Now it’s back under its old moniker with a former Yum Yum Sushi chef as co-owner. The hybrid fish market and restaurant is open for sushi, sashimi, poke, and teriyaki.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill has closed on Telegraph
Beer and sausage restaurant Rosamunde quietly shuttered its Temescal location at 4659 Telegraph Avenue (between 46th and 47th Streets) at the end of July. A sign held the announcement without specifying a reason for the closure. There are still plenty of links left in the Rosamunde chain, with another location in Oakland at Swan's Marketplace, two in San Francisco (one on Haight Street and another on Mission Street), and even an outpost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Inside Hayward’s Annabelle Candy Company
Berkeleyside’s Nosh has a peek inside Annabelle Candy Company, the Hayward-based manufacturer of candy bars like Rocky Road, their flagship, Abba-Zaba, Look, and U-No. Annabelle is owned by Gary Gogol, whose grandfather, Sam Altshuler, founded the company. Last year, the business sold 32 million regular-size bars and 22 million miniature, and this year, sales are reportedly up.
Mogador Moroccan Bistro opening in Wine Not Space on Valencia
Empty since its days as the well-named wine bar Wine Not , 105 Valencia (at McCoppin) has a new tenant in Mogador Moroccan Bistro. The incoming business has painted their name on the windows and door, where a sign says they’ll open soon. Hours will be Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. (closed Sundays).
Eviction notice on Fattoush
The Fattoush space in Noe Valley at 1361 Church Street now has an eviction notice on its window. The restaurant was closed by a fire for a year, but a note announced a new restaurant, Sasa’s Pizza, in January. The drawn-out saga continues.
@NoeValleySF Eviction notice on the old Fattoush space. I guess we won't get that pizza place anytime soon...— ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ (@ingerhogstrom) July 31, 2017
Aina will serve a tasting menu later this summer
A Hawaiian restaurant in the Dogpatch is popular and the New York Times is on it. The only new detail from the piece regarding Aina, which makes hay out of the fact that the restaurant doesn’t serve pineapple, is that chef Jordan Keao will start serving a tasting menu sometime “later this summer.”