Supreme crunchwrap purveyor plans upgrades
A famously scenic Linda Mar, Pacifica location of Taco Bell — often celebrated as the world’s best location of the chain — is taking things to the next level. Franchisee Golden Gate Bell LLC tells the San Francisco Chronicle that interior remodeling will take place next year. Better still, the menu (of standard Taco Bell chalupas and gorditas) will add alcoholic beverages: Think draft beer and “Twisted Freezes ”— slushies with vodka, tequila, or rum already served at some less than stunning Taco Bells outposts.
Noe Valley’s Contigo closing Saturday
After nearly a decade on Castro Street, Contigo’s Brett and Elan Emerson are closing their popular tapas restaurant. Their last service is Saturday, November 17, after which they’re heading to Santa Cruz, where they’ll open a new establishment, Barceloneta. “Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the support our many friends, fans and regulars have shown us over the years,” they wrote in a farewell note on Facebook.
Seaside Café sinks
Pier 3 seafood restaurant Seaside Cafe has reportedly closed: The replacement for the Plant Cafe lasted just a year.
Speaking of scenic fast food chains...
The Presidio Burger King, once a setting for Whoppers with Golden Gate Bridge views, was demolished yesterday to make room for a new park project, the Tunnel Tops, which opens in 2021. The location has been closed since 1996, and has been used more recently as an event space by the Presidio Trust. Since it heralds the opening of the park, its destruction was a cause for celebration. Watch it smashed to pieces: