Omakase Group releases Udon Time plans and more
Kash Feng, the unofficial restaurant mayor of the Design District (with businesses like Omakase, Okane, and Dumpling Time), is rolling out details on three new projects in the One Henry Adams building, first announced in March 2017. Get ready for an udon restaurant called Udon Time, a fast-casual noodle restaurant led by chef Edgar Agbayani, who designed the menu at Dumpling Time. That’s opening in the fall, followed by Niku Steak House, which will be on the fancier side and led by Steve Brown of the Wagyu-focused caterer Cosecha SD in San Diego. Brown will work with head butcher Guy Crims, who is going to run the Butcher Shop by Niku Steak House, a certified Wagyu butcher. That replaces what was once to be an outpost of Wagyumafia.
Barvale happy hour beckons with $6 tapas
Divisadero tapas hot spot Barvale has a new happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every night of the week in the bar and lounge area. Highlights include $6 tapas like patatas bravas, complimentary pintxos, and $6 drinks on tap like gin and tonic and sangria.
A new Philz teases ground floor space at 420 Taylor
Online troll farm Reddit has signed a lease on office space at the original NBC Radio City building at 420 Taylor (at the corner of O’Farrell). When its office workers move int to moderate terrifying content, they’ll be caffeinating with Philz downstairs, at least according to a recent rendering.
The Dark Horse Inn scores first Type 87 liquor license
New, SF-specific, neighborhood-tied liquor licenses have arrived: The Excelsior’s Dark Horse Inn (942 Geneva Avenue) is the first to get its hands on the Type 87 non-transferable license, which were announced last summer and intend to bring a bit more action to the city’s outer neighborhoods.