Silverlake comes to Santa Clara
Another ramen win for the South Bay: Growing LA ramen restaurant group Silverlake Ramen, known to generate lines at its now numerous SoCal locations, is coming to Santa Clara Square Marketplace. The latest will be the 13th link in the chain, which has begun to franchise, and the second in the Bay Area, where it’s already up and running in Concord. No opening date as of yet — stay tuned.
Cool wine pros opening Outer Sunset shop and bar
Partners Monica Wong (A16, Bar Agricole, High Treason) and Dennis Cantwell (Nopa, Zuni) are bringing a new bar and bottle shop to the neighborhood Wong’s family has called home for three generations. The space is 4055 Irving Street at 42nd Avenue, and they’ll serve beer, wine, and food by the end of the year according to Tablehopper, who had the news. The name: Palm City Wines, a reference to the name given to the area during the California Midwinter Exposition of 1894, when ite had yet to be fully developed.
District Tea in the Mission District
A new, family-run tea place is now open at 2154 Mission (between 18th and Sycamore): It’s called District Tea, and the specialty is boba, according to Mission Local.
La Cocina Street Food Fest
Tickets are now on sale for La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival, returning on Saturday, October 12. The yearly event celebrates La Cocina and the businesses it helps to promote: 50 graduates, mostly immigrant women of color, who have gone on to open 32 brick-and-mortar restaurants. It’s held in the Dogpatch, and will feature whole hog BBQ, a fried chicken bucket bar featuring chicken from Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement and Charles Phan of the Slanted Door, and a “tostada mercado” with Gabriela Guerrero of Delicioso Creperie, Heena Patel of Besharam, Veronica Salazar of El Huarache Loco, and Isabel Caudillo of El Buen Comer. Pre-sale tickets for the event are $5.