Myriad on Market Street will close after February 28
The assemblage of food stalls inside the first floor of a building at Market and 15th in the Castro will have to pack up and go: The Myriad Food Hall is closing at the end of February. It’s unclear what will replace it, and some food hall tenants, like raw cookie dough purveyor Doughp, have already moved on — Doughp can now be found at Pier 39.
Caffe Roma won’t change ownership
A North Beach family-run cafe isn’t changing hands after all, as its current ownership continues to negotiate a lease extension with its landlord. According to the realtor and a member of the Azzollini family, who runs the shop, a planned deal with a real estate developer Jason Talbot to take over the space never came to pass.
The Pain Shop closes suddenly after just two months
The Pain shop, a small baker known for its sour country loaves in the style of Tartine, has closed the Oakland location it opened two months ago in Temescal Alley. According to a note from the baker left at the shop, “We have decided to get our noses back to the grindstone to come up with something bigger and brighter for the future of Pain.” Pain Shop loaves are still available for retail at these locations.
Amy Poehler’s date to the Golden Globes: UC Berkeley’s Saru Jayaraman
At the Golden Globes on Sunday, Amy Poehler’s date was the director of UC Berkeley’s Food Labor Research Center, Saru Jayaraman. As Poehler and others in the film industry advocate for women’s rights, the actor also spotlighted Jayaraman’s research into wages and gender in the restaurant industry. “We’ve been working on these issues for two decades,” Jayaraman told Elle, “and with Hollywood lifting them up, we’re actually seeing momentum for change.”