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la nebbia to close this weekend


owners lorella degan and m imiliano conti at la nebbia in 2014. p o: the chroniclela nebbia is closing urday, feb. 4, following a little more than three years in noe valley.lorella degan and m imiliano conti opened the casual restaurant and pizzeria in dec. 2013 as a follow-up to their beloved la ciccia, which is located down the block. la ciccia, still a local darling, will be unaffected by la nebbia’s closure.“it was time to do it,” says conti. “it’s been a good ride, but it was time for us to spend more time taking care of ourselves and stay a little more focused on la ciccia.”“we’ll enjoy life a little more, take a little time for ourselves instead of working so much.”diners enjoy dinner at la nebbia in san francisco, calif., on thursday, february 20th, 2014.according to conti, their d






china live set to open feb. 24


china live eight tables interior rendering via avrokochina live, the ambitious, sprawling culinary project on broadway, finally has an official opening date – feb. 24.the china live team told inside scoop the complex will only be open for dinner service that day starting at 5 p.m.the 30,000-square-foot china live space is going to have a casual chinese restaurant called market restaurant & bar, an asian tea concept called oolong cafe, and a fine-dining concept called eight tables with a seasonal tasting menu.there’s also going to be bar space, a retail area, and a lounge space.china live bar rendering via avrokochina live: the entrance. rendering by avrokothe date coincides with the annual chinasf fundraiser on feb. 23.china sf is an economic initiative from the city that focuses on jo






what’s - sfgate


these articles and p o collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1.robert reich: the life of the party — 7 truths for democrats2. sf sues over trump’s executive order targeting sanctuary cities3. ostler: did mark davis really blow this? you bet4. amid record snowfall, a tragedy for avalanche patrol5.otis r. taylor jr.: richmond rent control law has landlord seeing redsfgate.com1. uc berkeley cancels right-wing provocateur’s talk amid violent protest2. ex-giants star huff defends trump, argues with fans online3. furious customers deleting uber app after jfk airport protest flap4. berkeley senator demands release of melania trump’s immigration docs5. the state department’s entire senior mana ent team just






foreign cinema owners plan to open one of the largest wine bars in the bay area


foreign cinema is opening a wine bar this year, and they are calling it one of the largest wine bars in the bay area.and that bold claim is pretty much all we have to go on right now when it comes to describing the project.foreign cinema owners gayle pirie and john clark haven’t released many details about the bar, partly because they said it’s just too early in the process.the last major news from the pair e in december when they decided to shutter show dogs on the corner of market and golden gate, along with its adjacent coffee shop, machine coffee.for their next project, pirie and clark are sticking closer to the mothership.the wine bar is going to be located at 2540 mission st., on the opposite side of foreign cinema of sister bar laszlo. the address doesn’t have history in the local f






dunkin donuts set to open in south san francisco


dunkin’ donuts. (rachel murray/getty images)we’re less than 24 hours away from dunkin donuts officially opening in south san francisco, the chain’s closest outpost to san francisco proper yet.for now, fans are going to have to wait to get their crullers, jellys, boston kremes, and coffees.the new spot (180 south airpot blvd.) opens at 5 a.m. on wednesday, feb. 1 as it hopes to become the morning sugar depot for commuters along highway 101 and airport travelers.when the chain announced it was finally coming to the bay area last year, esther mobley waxed poetic in the chronicle about the franchise’s munchkins (doughnut holes), coffee, and undying desire to remain hip and relevant (they recently released an entire brownie-inspired menu for valentine’s day).according to sfist, the franchise ha






salt & straw’s hayes valley location revealed


kim and tyler malek of salt & straw. p o by brian dobenbeloved portland-based ice cream outfit salt & straw has an official address for what will be its second bay area location: 580 hayes st.when owners kim and tylermalek announced their plans for the san francisco expansion late last year, they weren’t ready to nail down specifics when it e to the hayes valley space. now with everything seeming to be moving forward, they’re committing to the logistics.the hayes and laguna address was the former site of mediterranean restaurant hayes & kebab which was demolished in 2015 and has since been replaced by a 5-story mixed-use building. the upper floors are market-rate condos and the bottom floor, where salt & straw is setting up, is a few thousand square feet of retail space.if






iza ramen’s new soma outpost opens friday


the dining room at iza ramen on folsom street. p o: sarah fritsche/the chroniclelower haight noodle joint iza ramen will open the doors of its south of market sequel on friday, february 10.the new ramen shop, which takes over the former triptych space, will be a welcome addition to the patchwork collection of food offerings along this stretch of folsom street. in addition to the closure of triptych, last year, the neighborhood saw three spots shutter — citizen’s band, pinkie’s bakery and pampalasa.iza, which is operated by blowfish sushi executive chef/partner ritsuo tsuchida, originally began as a weekend only pop-up at the bryant street sushi restaurant. their first brick-and-mortar opened on fillmore street in 2015.as with their shop in the lower haight, the specialty here will be tsuke






ichi sushi now offering counter-service lunches


ichi sushi in san francisco, calif., is seen on monday, april 14th, 2014.ichi sushi might be bernal heights’ new go-to for a quick midday meal.the beloved sushi bar just started offering counter-service lunches. sushi rolls and japanese dogs (the kimchi dog, curry dog, mapo tofu dog) headline the new menu, along with a selection of rotating, seasonal side dishes.ichi sushi started the year by moving back into its original 3369 mission st. space. they reopened about two weeks ago, which means this lunch announcement marks their first concept change since settling back into the 21-seat space.and while some people might find the dog offerings surprising, co-owner erin archuleta said they were mulling this over even when they were at the bigger 3282 mission st. space. in a way, it was kind of






carlos altamirano moves forward with paradita at emeryville public market


carlos altamirano. photo credit: aubrie pickcarlos altamirano is opening paradita in april, a fast-casual, peruvian street food concept slated for the emeryville public market. it’s the final chapter of a project that’s been in the works, one way or another, for a few years now.we first heard about it in 2013, when it was just a little kiosk called chicharon. then it turned into granja eatery. and now it’s paradita, a smaller sister restaurant to altamirano’s parada in walnut creek. he said this final, fast-casual version resonated with him the most, mainly because of the success of parada.it’ll fit into an evolving emeryville public market food hall that’s already home to shiba ramen, nyum bai, and koja kitchen.peruvian sandwiches, grilled meat skewers (anticuchos), traditional peruvian r






my verdict on the taco bell naked chicken chalupa: it’s a winner


my colleagues at the gate thought it would be fun for me to climb off the pedestal of high-end dining to review taco bell’s naked chicken chalupa, introduced nationwide today.what they didn’t know is that my pedestal isn’t all that high. i’ve mentioned previously that i loved popeye’s fried chicken, and i also have an occasional hankering for taco bell tacos. say what you will but you can’t beat the crunch of the shell, the coolness of the lettuce and the warmth and spice of the meat.so i was actually looking forward to january 26 and showed up early at the taco bell cantina at 3rd and townsend to try this seemingly over-the-top invention, where a patty of marinated, hormone free (according to the company) white meat is breaded, shaped into a taco and fried. it’s then filled with avocado r






equator coffee headed to fort mason


equator coffee is headed to fort mason.equator coffees & teas has plans to open its third san francisco outpost sometime this summer at the fort mason center for arts & culture.nick kinsey, director of external affairs at fmcac, said the pus gatehouse will be converted into a home for the cafe. it’s all part of a m ive redesign of the fmcac entrance which includes the construction of a new pedestrian plaza.“we’re finishing up plans for all of this now,” kinsey said.the whole set-up is taking shape near the bay trail, and kinsey said the hope is that it becomes a hub for the thousands of cyclists, runners and pedestrians that p by each day.the venture also highlights just how much of a spot for food and drink fort mason has become over the last few years. equator, once it’s up and r






healdsburg’s single thread property embroiled in contractor dispute


inside single thread. p o credit: jason jaacksthe building that houses two-month-old single thread, one of the most highly anticipated openings of 2016, is facing some legal woes.according to the press democrat, contractors who worked on the project filed papers earlier this week at the sonoma county recorder’s office to put liens on the property, which is located in healdsburg.in the paperwork, general contractor mike behler, of santa rosa-based behler construction co., claims that new york real estate developer, tony greenberg, who handled the development for the property, along with healdsburg winemaker pete seghesio, who runs the company that owns the building, failed to pay behler and 13 subcontractors a total of nearly $400,000 in back payment for final construction costs.the restaur






team usa’s bocuse d’or win as seen on social media


mathew peters of usa (center), celebrates on the podium with teammates after winning the bocuse d’or (golden bocuse) trophy, in lyon, france, on wednesday, jan. 25, 2017. the contest, a sort of world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by lyon chef paul bocuse to reward young international culinary talents. (ap p o/laurent cipriani)team usa winning  the bocuse d’or is a big deal.for the first time in three decades, the americans are leaving lyon, france, with gold. the competition for years was dominated by teams from europe, but the americans broke through in 2015, led by the french laundry duo of philip tessier and his commis, skylar stover. before that, the u.s. had never placed above 2009’s sixth-place finish.norway, last year’s winner, finished in second place and iceland in third.the






north beach’s rose pistola closes after nearly 21 years


after a little more than two decades as a staple in the north beach dining scene, rose pistola has closed.owner laurie thomas said the last dinner service happened before the super bowl.“we felt like it was just the right time,” she said.the italian cuisine trailblazer would have been open for 21 years come march. upon its opening, rose pistola won the james beard award for the nation’s best new restaurant in 1997; at the time, then-chef reed hearon made it into one of the city’s test spot, as a follow-up to his acclaimed lulu. (lulu closed last month.) like a number of other bay area restaurants, cited factors for the closure include increased operating costs, labor shortages and real estate prices.“the fact that we’re an older, sit-down restaurant without those smaller plates, our prices






north beach’s rosa pistola closes after nearly 21 years


after a little more than two decades as a staple in the north beach dining scene, rose pistola has closed.owner laurie thomas said the last dinner service happened before the super bowl.“we felt like it was just the right time,” she said.the italian cuisine trailblazer would have been open for 21 years come march. upon its opening, rose pistola won the james beard award for the nation’s best new restaurant in 1997; at the time, then-chef reed hearon made it into one of the city’s test spot, as a follow-up to his acclaimed lulu. (lulu closed last month.) like a number of other bay area restaurants, cited factors for the closure include increased operating costs, labor shortages and real estate prices.“the fact that we’re an older, sit-down restaurant without those smaller plates, our prices






bodian street-food restaurant nyum bai opens in emeryville


nite yun, owner of nyum bai, at her 2015 pop-up. she is now opening a stand in the emeryville public market (p o: jen fedrizzi, special to the chronicle)for two years now, nite yun has been cooking nyum bai pop-up dinners around san francisco and oakland. she has traveled to bodia to do research and enrolled in la cocina’s incubator program. now she is embarking on her most ambitious pop-up yet: a stand in the emeryville public market.there, nyum bai will focus on the three noodle soups she has been honing in dinner after dinner: kuay teav phnom penh, a pork-and-shrimp broth with rice noodles, crispy garlic and herbs; kuay teav koh ko, with a thicker, more redolent beef broth, braised brisket and skinny egg noodes; and a vegetarian rice-noodle soup with roasted mushrooms and leeks.“these a






chef teague moriarty takes over as sole owner of sons & daughters


the square, san franciscomatt mcnamara (front) & teague moriarty (back). p o by eric millettematt mcnamara, one half of the prolific chef duo behind sons & daughters, is stepping down as co-owner of the michelin-starred restaurant to become the sole owner of sister restaurant the square in north beach, the bar and grill he opened with teague moriarty in 2014.the split was amicable regarding both projects, they said. in fact, sons & daughters is going to continue using produce from mcnamara’s 83-acre dark hill farm in santa cruz.“i think it was just time for me. time to grow in another direction,” mcnamara said.still, he said he’s definitely going to miss certain aspects of the sons & daughters’ atmosphere. he described their crew as a tight-knit family where they respected






wise sons to open at marin country mart in larkspur


wise sons is expanding to larkspur’s marin country market with their first brick and mortar location outside of san francisco.the beloved jewish deli’s new address – 2227 larkspur landing circle – previously belonged to miette, the quaint little pastry outfit people might recognize from the ferry building.“we’re still hashing out a lot of the details,” co-owner evan bloom said. “we think that area has a lot of potential for us. and a lot of our client base lives out there.”with final checks and inspections still on the to-do list, bloom said they haven’t set an official opening date. but he did say he’d be disappointed if the space wasn’t up and running by p over in mid-april.in terms of food, bloom said they’re keeping it simple — bagels, coffees, schmears, deli items to go, similar to th






correction, jan. 24 - sfgate


an american moment, editorial, jan. 20, a13the editorial incorrectly named the candidate who finished in an electoral tie with thomas jefferson. it was aaron burr.






little skillet’s deanna sison foster opening mestiza taqueria in soma


the corner of bryant and fourth, which will soon be home to mestiza. p o via google maps.deanna sison foster (little skillet, farmerbrown, victory hall & parlor) quietly spent the last few months working on a new project in soma.and without much fanfare or publicity, she’s about to open it: mestiza taqueria (595 bryant street), a street-eats brick and mortar. foster told inside scoop the restaurant will officially open later this month in the corner space that most recently housed chavo’s.we’re all used to ociating foster with the little skillet’s crispy fried chicken or farmerbrown’s home grown southern dishes. this new concept focuses on comfort food too. but the difference now is the dishes are based on flavors from bodia, thailand, indonesia, and vietnam.sophina uong (revival, pica






sommselect just hired an editorial director, and it’s david lynch


david lynch pouring wine at his st. vincent in 2012. p o: john storey/special to the chronicleever since david lynch closed his beloved restaurant st. vincent, about a year ago, we’ve all been wondering what he would do next.lynch is a longtime fixture of the american wine scene: he was wine director of san francisco’s quince and cotogna, as well as babbo in new york. he’s also a james beard award-winning wine writer and the author of “vino italiano: the regional wines of italy” with joe bastianich and “the wine snob’s dictionary” with david kamp.now, he’s pivoting away from restaurants. he told inside scoop that he’s joined sommselect, the sonoma company co-founded by brandon carneiro and ian cauble, a master sommelier who starred in the 2013 documentary “somm.”lynch’s title? editorial di






corrections, feb. 13 - sfgate


victory sweet for durant, feb. 12, sports, b1the secondary headline misstated the number of points the warriors’ kevin durant scored saturday night in oklahoma city. he had 34.






ship traffic, february 9 - sfgate


san francisco marine exchange published 12:26 pm, wednesday, february 8, 2017






wise sons to open at marin country mart in larkspur


wise sons: smoked salmon. p o: molly decoudreauxwise sons is expanding to larkspur’s marin country market with their first brick and mortar location outside of san francisco.the beloved jewish deli’s new address – 2227 larkspur landing circle – previously belonged to miette, the quaint little pastry outfit people might recognize from the ferry building.“we’re still hashing out a lot of the details,” co-owner evan bloom said. “we think that area has a lot of potential for us. and a lot of our client base lives out there.”with final checks and inspections still on the to-do list, bloom said they haven’t set an official opening date. but he did say he’d be disappointed if the space wasn’t up and running by p over in mid-april.in terms of food, bloom said they’re keeping it simple — bagels, co






what’s - sfgate


p o: michael short, special to the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1plans for the bart system caught readers’ attention.plans for the bart system caught readers’ attention. p o: michael short, special to the chronicle what’s 1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and p o collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. trump vs. california: how the battle will be waged2. bart has been promising an extension. where is it?3. 10 years after iphone launch, innovation flagging at apple4. sf housing shortage leaves little room for families5. landmark study: marijuana effective medicine, but has drawbackssfgate.com1. before-and-after p os show california storm's impact on water levels2. historic sf site s






ship traffic, february 13 - sfgate


san francisco marine exchange published 1:28 pm, friday, february 10, 2017






ship traffic, february 14 - sfgate


san francisco marine exchange published 10:55 am, monday, february 13, 2017






what’s - sfgate


p o: gabrielle lurie, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy p o49ers ceo jed york is looking for both a head coach and general manager after recent firings.49ers ceo jed york is looking for both a head coach and general manager after recent firings. p o: gabrielle lurie, the chronicle buy this p owhat’s 1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and p o collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. looking at the candidates to be the next 49ers head coach2. ‘this is a big deal’: storms could spell end to historic drought3. 13 is unlucky number for 1st-graders losing another teacher4. here’s the real reason cal fired sonny dykes5. writers resist: hundreds to attend pre-inauguration protestssfgate.






what’s - sfgate


p o: randy pench, ociated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a huge hole has opened in the oroville dam spillway, but officials say the dam is in good condition.a huge hole has opened in the oroville dam spillway, but officials say the dam is in good condition. p o: randy pench, ociated press what’s 1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and p o collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. matier & ross: anti-milo organizer says cal protest ‘stunningly successful’2. spillway crumbles as california reservoirs max out capacity3. with trump in charge, republicans target caltrain4. wild parties, an alleged , and a high school’s troubling response5. old divisadero street now magnet for the youngsfgate






q&a: chef philip tessier reflects on team usa’s bocuse d’or win


mathew peters of usa, center, celebrates on the podium with his teammates after winning the “bocuse d’or” (golden bocuse) trophy, with christopher william davidsen of norway, far left, who finished second, and third placed viktor andresson of iceland, far right, in lyon, central france, wednesday, jan. 25, 2017. the contest, a sort of world cup of the cuisine, was started in 1987 by lyon chef paul bocuse to reward young international culinary talents. (ap p o/laurent cipriani)team usa is still basking in the glory of their bocuse d’or victory and rightfully so. but with the americans having come so far in the competition over the years, it’s only right we look back at the journey and the people who helped get the program to this point.2017 marked the 30th anniversary for bocuse d’or, widel






halal guys draws long lines at new o’farrell street location


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week one of go to hell, america


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this way to the resistance: your guide to defying the trumpocalypse


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at&t pebble beach pro-am tee times


updated 10:28 pm, thursday, february 9, 2017 at&t pebble beach pro-am pairings and tee timespb: pebble beach; sh: spygl hill; mp: monterey peninsula (* starting on 10th tee)latest from the sfgate homepage:click below for the top news from around the bay area and beyond. sign up for our newsletters to be the first to learn about breaking news and more. go to 'sign in' and 'manage profile' at the top of the page.






at&t pebble beach pro-am tee times


published 3:36 pm, wednesday, february 8, 2017 at&t pebble beach pro-am pairings and tee timespb: pebble beach; sh: spygl hill; mp: monterey peninsula (* starting on 10th tee)latest from the sfgate homepage:click below for the top news from around the bay area and beyond. sign up for our newsletters to be the first to learn about breaking news and more. go to 'sign in' and 'manage profile' at the top of the page.






at&t pebble beach pro-am tee times


updated 4:39 pm, thursday, february 9, 2017 at&t pebble beach pro-am pairings and tee timespb: pebble beach; sh: spygl hill; mp: monterey peninsula (* starting on 10th tee)latest from the sfgate homepage:click below for the top news from around the bay area and beyond. sign up for our newsletters to be the first to learn about breaking news and more. go to 'sign in' and 'manage profile' at the top of the page.






icymi: #presson, ‘conan exiles,’ deadly vending machines


if you missed it ...in a great week for delusional people who want to buy guns or run the country, we also saw: •“president trump has chosen neil gorsuch as his nominee for the supreme court,” funny or die tweeted. “though many argue that trump shouldn’t be allowed to appoint a supreme court justice during his last year in office.”•celebrities like ben stiller, alyssa milano, mariska hargitay and warriors coach steve kerr tweeted with the hashtag #presson, supporting newspapers and magazines because, well, facts matter. unless, of course, you’re delusional.•and this is a fact, too: entertainment weeklyreported that the video game “conan exiles” will allow players to customize characters, including whether they are naked — and how big various items of their anatomy should be. no word on whe






icymi: #presson, ‘conan exiles,’ deadly vending machines


if you missed it ...in a great week for delusional people who want to buy guns or run the country, we also saw: •“president trump has chosen neil gorsuch as his nominee for the supreme court,” funny or die tweeted. “though many argue that trump shouldn’t be allowed to appoint a supreme court justice during his last year in office.”•celebrities ben stiller, alyssa milano, mariska hargitay and warriors coach steve kerr tweeted with the hashtag #presson, supporting newspapers and magazines because, well, facts matter. unless, of course, you’re delusional.•and this is a fact, too: entertainment weeklyreported that the video game “conan exiles” will allow players to customize characters, including whether they are naked — and how big various items of their anatomy should be. no word on whether






amazon's alexa celebrates black history month


to celebrate black history month, amazon launched a new skill for its hands-free voice-enable speaker, the echo. to try it yourself, say, "alexa, tell black history facts." media: tori sepand amazon is celebrating black history month in a new way this february. if you want to know how, just ask alexa.the amazon echo is now equipped with the ability to educate users on the accomplishments of black men and women in america. to try it yourself, just tell the voice-enabled speaker, "alexa, tell black history facts." the device will respond with one of 100 or so facts about influential people like condoleezza rice or a. philip randolph. users can also ask questions about specific time periods, like, "alexa, tell black history facts from the 21st century," or "tell black history facts that happe






amazon's alexa celebrates black history month


to celebrate black history month, amazon launched a new skill for its hands-free voice-enable speaker, the echo. to try it yourself, say, "alexa, tell black history facts." media: tori sepand amazon is celebrating black history month in a new way this february. if you want to know how, just ask alexa.the amazon echo is now equipped with the ability to educate users on the accomplishments of black men and women in america. to try it yourself, just tell the voice-enabled speaker, "alexa, tell black history facts." the device will respond with one of 100 or so facts about influential people like condoleezza rice or a. philip randolph. users can also ask questions about specific time periods, like, "alexa, tell black history facts from the 21st century," or "tell black history facts that happe