Boston bro burger enterprise opening at Pier 39
Wahlburgers, the popular burger chain from Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg and brothers Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, is opening a San Francisco location at Fisherman’s Wharf by winter 2018. The new restaurant is currently in the buildout phase at Pier 39, where it will be close enough to compete with the city’s only In-N-Out. The first Wahlburgers in the Bay Area opened in Palo Alto last November.
And a new Noe Valley burger joint
Speaking of the almighty hamburger, a newcomer called Hi-Way Burger and Fry is set to open sometime this month in the former Caskhouse space at 3853 24th Street. According to records, the business is owned by Randy Kaplan, who opened Pancho’s taquerias on Polk and on Geary.
Fire at Firebrand interrupts service
A fire at Firebrand Artisan Breads’ Oakland bakery broke out early yesterday morning, an event that will interrupt service to the bakery’s 170 wholesale accounts for almost a week. “It looks like it was caused by a steam hood on one of our ovens, but we’re still assessing the damage,” Matt Kreutz, Firebrand’s owner, tells Eater SF. No one was injured in the fire and it didn’t spread to other businesses. Stay tuned for word on Firebrand’s return.
Potential CA cancer warnings on coffee faces serious challenge
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has found that consuming acrylamide contained in coffee poses “no significant cancer risk” to consumers — a conclusion that would seem to question the results of a recent California court ruling. That ruling found labels for coffee were required under Prop 65, which requires businesses to provide such health disclosures, due to coffee’s inherent acrylamide content. Stay tuned as the fight plays out.
Take a Fisherman’s Wharf treasure hunt
Returning to Fisherman’s Wharf, businesses there hope San Francisco residents will do exactly that with a new “treasure hunt” program. 20 bars and attraction, like new brewery San Francisco Brewing Co. and classics like Fiddler’s Green, are participating. Go in with a map (distributed in the area) to get a stamp from 8 of the businesses — after 7 p.m. to beat the crowds — and get the treasure (a commemorative glass).