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Miller’s East Coast Deli Says Goodbye to SF

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Meanwhile, a new taste of New Orleans greets SoMa

A sandwich at Miller’s Miller’s East Coast Delicatessen

Miller’s East Coast Delicatessen closes

No more pastrami and matzo ball soup on Polk Street: Miller’s East Coast Deli served its last meals on September 23. The Cinch bar, its sister establishment, will host a benefit for the deli’s former employees this Saturday, serving a plate lunch from Miller’s at the bar from 4 to 7 p.m.

A taste of Nola in SoMa

A new Louisiana-style restaurant, VooDoo Love, has opened at 1599 Howard Street, serving po’ boys, gouda mac and cheese, and more in the former Gaslamp Cafe space. The new business comes from chef Tirzah Love and managing partner Eva Morris. Right now, hours are just Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with more to come after a grand opening on October 5.

The Vault launches $25 “power lunch” prix fixe

The Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group, that’s newest restaurant is the Vault in the FiDi, loves a prix fixe (the $39 option at Trestle is particularly well known). Now it’s doing a $25 (and sub–45 minute) lunch prix fixe at the Vault, with options like Chef Robin Song’s tomato salad, a burger, and a chocolate chip cookie from pastry chef Tara Lewis. It’s available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cecilia Chiang in celebration mode

Legendary SF chef Cecilia Chiang spoke to the New York Times about turning 99 and celebrating her near century. “I love my life,” Chiang says. “You can probably tell that I’m a very happy person.” According to the Times, “though her favorite cleaver has become too heavy for her to maneuver,” Chiang still cooks — and also, she’s eating out at restaurants at a busy clip, greeted by well-wishers wherever she goes.