Che Fico gets the Goop nod
Academy Award-winning actress and health and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow must be following Anderson Cooper on Instagram, who raved about his meal at Che Fico earlier this month. Paltrow was in town this past week, seen at the local premiere of Head over Heels, the Broadway-bound musical of which she’s a lead producer, and later feasting on Italian food at the new Divisadero restaurant, which opened at the end of March. As Cooper mentioned, one Che Fico investor is his friend, actor Jonathan Tucker, who has a part in this season of Westworld, which premiered in SF this past weekend. Perhaps it was Tucker who put a bug in Gwyneth’s ear about Che Fico — or maybe she just used the Eater SF Heatmap.
Return of the Mac’d
Marina mac and cheese business Mac’d is gearing up for expansion, opening a second location in Russian Hill. The exact address hasn’t been given.
Elmwood Cafe owner breaks silence on sudden closure
The owner of Elmwood Cafe, which suddenly closed late last week, sent out a press release over the weekend revealing a bit more about his decision to shutter the business. “[Owner] Michael Pearce and the City of Berkeley are working to find a suitable entity to donate the cafe to or to work out a way to give the cafe to the employees and turn it into a worker owned cooperative,” the release stated. In it, Pearce also apologized for failing to address a prominent 2015 incident of racism that took place at the cafe, which had resurfaced in recent days before the closure.
Here’s the menu for Doors Open, opening Wednesday
Doors Open, a pop-up which will benefit employees at businesses displaced by the St. Patrick’s Day North Beach Fire for the next several months, is gearing up to open its doors on Wednesday, April 25. The menu, from Salzburg chef Ramon Siewert, includes dishes from the businesses closed by the fire, like a Salzburg schnitzel sandwich, Rogue’s burger, an a tea leaf salad from Tuk Tuk.