Powder takes Mission Bay by shaved snow storm
A second location for delicate Taiwanese shaved “snow” in flavors like Vietnamese coffee and matcha green tea is expected to open at Spark Social SF, Mission Bay’s outdoor food hall, in early April. Owners David Chung and Mimi Hanley have grown Powder’s fanbase at their 2016-opened Divisadero location, where customers have cottoned to their frozen blocks of water and Straus dairy shaved into ribbons and topped with everything from fresh fruit to Fruity Pebbles cereal. When Powder opens its outpost at Spark Social (601 Mission Bay Boulevard North), hours will be those of the food hall: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., on weekdays, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Further allegations reported against Oakland’s Charlie Hallowell
Oakland chef and restaurateur Charlie Hallowell, who stepped away from the daily operations of his three businesses following allegations that he sexually harassed his employees, was aware of existing allegations against him for years and made no changes to his behavior according to additional reporting by the Chronicle. An ex-employee reportedly settled a sexual harassment claim with Hallowell in 2016 and signed a nondisclosure agreement, while at least one other allegedly received a cash settlement. As one woman told the Chronicle of Hallowell’s actions, “he feels like he can do anything”
Let The Wild Rumpus Room Start
A new SoMa bar has opened in a historic 6th Street space that’s been serving drinks since 1935. It’s called The Rumpus Room, and it replaces another saloon, Showdown, that closed last year. Well drinks from owner Roxzanna De Marco, a longtime bartender at Amnesia and Southern Pacific Brewing Company, are $5, and most draft beers are $6.
Empty fortune cookie wrapper is SOL
A local diner and Reddit contributor posted a photo of an oddity from a recent take out order: An empty fortune cookie wrapper, filled with air but no cookie (and no fortune). What does it all mean?
Rich Table Cubano arrives at Media Noche
Mission Cubano shop Media Noche is serving its next installment in a rotating chef’s cubano series, this one from RT Rotisserie’s Evan Rich. Per usual, that chef is giving vegetables their due, filling his sandwich with charred broccoli, chimichurri, toasted garlic aioli, fried onions, and melted Swiss cheese. It’s available until April 12 for $12.50, with 10% of proceeds donated to Doctors Without Borders.