Miller & Lux from Tyler Florence
Telegenic chef Tyler Florence of SF’s Wayfare Tavern is coming to Mission Bay, opening a new steakhouse along Terry Francois Boulevard. Specifically, it’s coming to “Thrive City,” a new development surrounding the soon-to-open Chase Center, which will also host a food hall from Michael Mina and more restaurants. The Chronicle jumped on the story, which Eater SF has confirmed with a spokesperson for Chase Center. But no comment from Ty-Flo yet, save this tweet indicating a name, Miller & Lux, and a date, next spring.
“Antique” 38 day dry aged bone-in ribeye from an 8 year old retired dairy cow. R&D day for our new Steak house Miller & Lux coming to SF next spring. pic.twitter.com/k9m2siNGUt— Tyler Florence (@TylerFlorence) August 2, 2019
Trailblazer Tavern launches luau brunch
Hawaiian-inspired restaurant Trailblazer Tavern (inside a Salesforce building downtown) is pulling out all the stops for a new Saturday brunch. The eight-month-old business from known brunch fan Michael Mina and James Beard nominees Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka is calling the affair “Luaupalooza,” and it starts this Saturday with P.O.G. mimosas, mochi pancakes, loco moco, and live entertainment. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Burning Man is over, again
SFist has flagged a ridiculous Popeyes promotion at this year’s “totally non-commercial” Burning Man festival. DJ/producer Diplo (of Major Lazer) arrived at the desert festival in a Popeye’s branded jet with bags of chicken for revelers. Talk about “radical self reliance.”
Huli Huli Hawaiian grill becoming Sunday Gather
The Chronicle has the weird but nice news that a cool trio of operators has taken over a popular Bayview Hawaiian plate lunch spot, Huli Huli, and are earnestly engaging with how to make it their own while retaining loyal customers. The group is Eater Young gun Deuki Hong (Sunday Bird, Sunday at the museum), Andrew Chau (a Boba Guys co-founder) and Joyce Tang (the baker at cool French-Asian patisserie La Chinoiserie). They’re keeping Huli Huli’s job training program as a condition of their takeover: Huli Huli was actually founded by a local ministry in 2015, but it was too popular and took up too much effort, so they handed it off to the new operators in July. The transition has been humbling, the new team says. Next, they’ll change the name, going by Sunday Gather starting with a neighborhood party on September 21.
Besharam’s Gujarati family meal
Besharam chef/owner Heena Patel, who took over full control of the Dogpatch restaurant from Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group this summer, is introducing a new prixe fixe family-style menu all her own. It’s $50 per person for 4 courses, and in the real Gujarati style, it’s completely vegetarian. Patel’s new menu option debuts Friday, September 6.