No tech cafeteria ban, but perhaps a union
Right before a vote on it before the SF Board of Supervisors, supervisor Ahsha Safaí canned his own legislation which would have made it tough to open a new tech office cafeteria in San Francisco. After a year of negotiations over proposed legislation to limit tech cafeterias, encouraging tech workers to go outside and spend money at SF restaurants, Safaí says he’s deferring to a labor union that’s negotiating with cafeteria workers at tech companies, seeking to unionize according to the Chronicle. Those union negotiations are ongoing — stay tuned.
School Night is partying on Fridays
Chef Traci Des Jardins’ Dogpatch bar and kitchen, School Night — a neighborhood spot previously open on school nights only — is cutting loose and staying open on Fridays. They’ll also give customers headed to Chase Center after their visit a free shot with their meal if they show a ticket. Tomorrow the shot is Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey, appropriate given the Metallica concert to inaugurate Chase Center, and then it’s tequila when they run out.
Pizza al taglio in Berkeley
Roman-style square pizza cut to order is the star of a new restaurant on Fourth Street in Berkeley. Pollara Pizzeria comes from Jon and Kayta Smulewitz, Berkelyside reports: It’s a quick, casual sister spot to their full-service Italian restaurant, Dopo, on Piedmont Avenue. Customers pay by weight for options like margherita or diavola, with spicy salame and fresh mozzarella.
Exciting new bakery opens in Pacifica
Rosalind Bakery, known to fans of naturally leavened bread at Coastside Farmers Markets in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, are soft-opening their brick-and-mortar location in Pacifica after a year of construction. The location is 450 Manor Plaza, and they’ll have a short menu of country bread, croissants, baguettes, cookies, and coffee starting today, Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out.
Beyond Burma goes beyond pop-up
Burmese pop-up restaurant Beyond Burma has located a brick and mortar location to go permanent, the Chronicle reports. It’s the Borobudur Restaurant spot in Lower Nob Hill (that Indonesian restaurant is closing soon). There, Beyond Burma will continue to serve hard-to-find Burmese food like preserved egg salad, white fungus flower salad, and add Burmese breakfasts, too.