Second chance to get Hot Lucky
Hot Luck Road Trip, a pop-up version of the popular Austin barbecue festival hosted by Aaron Franklin’s legendary Franklin Barbecue, quickly sold out tickets to its upcoming event in Oakland, to be hosted by 4505 Burgers & BBQ on October 13. Fortunately for those who didn’t score the first time, Hot Luck Road Trip is adding a second, afternoon session, also featuring the whole group of invitees: Chris Kronner (Henry’s), Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club), Reem Assil (Reem’s California), Rodney Scott (Scott’s BBQ), and Ryan Farr (4505 Meats, 4505 Burgers & BBQ). Tickets to the new afternoon session, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., go on sale this Friday at noon.
Mama Lamees opens in the Emeryville Public Market
La Cocina food incubator grad Lamees Dahbour has taken over the former Minnie Bell’s kiosk at Emeryville’s Public Market at 5959 Shellmound Street (as Minnie Bell’s expands to a larger, more permanent space at the market). As Mama Lamees, Dahbour has been serving Middle Eastern cuisine at Off the Grid and other Bay Area markets: shawarma, falafel, kebabs, and specials like roast cauliflower in labneh sauce are some of her popular offerings.
Castagna says au revoir to the Marina
Marina District French bistro Castagna is saying goodbye, closing at the end of October after eight years in business. The city is getting more expensive and less safe, owner Stéphane Meloni tells the Chronicle, echoing concerns shared by many SF restaurateurs at a recent City Hall meeting. Meloni says he’s heading back to France, and the space at 2015 Chestnut Street will become some sort of fast-casual restaurant.
Palomino rides off into the sunset
26-year-old downtown happy hour destination Palomino has closed, Tablehopper learns. The business says a lease renewal situation forced their hand: Today is Palomino’s last regular day of business at its long-held perch on the edge of the Embarcadero.
Cafe La Vie has also closed