Food

Aziza Restaurant Showcased By Michelin

SAN FRANCISCO—Aziza restaurant on Geary Boulevard was showcased during the Michelin Guide’s virtual Family Meal charity event on Tuesday, October 27. The event was streamed free for the public and in its final portion introduced 25 California restaurants recently discovered by Michelin Inspectors as upcoming stars. Aziza chef and owner Mourad Lahlou appeared in the video to speak about his...

Chinese Food Pioneer Cecilia Chiang Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay area and Chinese culinary figure Cecilia Chiang passed away on Wednesday, October 28 inside her San Francisco home. She died of natural causes according to a statement made by her granddaughter Siena Chiang. She was 100 years old.  Chiang rose to fame in 1963 with the growing popularity of her first restaurant in San Francisco, The Mandarin. Originally...

SF Restaurant Town Hall Reopens Outdoor Dining

SAN FRANCISCO—Town Hall, a restaurant located at 342 Howard street in San Francisco,  is reopening for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining starting on Wednesday, September 9. The restaurant which is famous for its Southern-inspired American Regional dish announced its reopening after almost six month-close due to the restriction under the COVID-19 pandemic. Town Hall commented on their website, "We are so...

San Francisco Indian Restaurant Besharam To Temporarily Close

SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, August 30, Gujarati restaurant Besharam, located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, became the latest local restaurant to announce its indefinite closure due to the economic pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. La Cocina star Heena Patel and celebrity chef Daniel Patterson collaborated to open the restaurant in May 2018. Less than a year later, Patel broke ties with...

SF’s Moroccan Restaurant Opens Outdoor Dining

SAN FRANCISCO— Moroccan restaurant Aziza has started outdoor dining near Geary Boulevard in San Francisco’s Richmond District, after its closure of indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An owner and Michelin-starred chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza announced it opens outdoor dining on their website. "~BIG NEWS~ aziza's parklet is NOW open for DINNER Wednesday through Sunday BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday!!!" Dinner is...

The Diet Evolution

UNITED STATES—I probably should NOT be using the word diet, but for this column so be it. It actually has become a lifestyle change for me. Since March I took drastic changes to eliminate unhealthy items from my eating habits. The thing about giving up something that you crave is that it is quite difficult for the first week...

Mission Restaurant, “CatHead’s BBQ,” Closes Permanently

SAN FRANCISCO—Takeout and delivery orders were not enough to prevent CatHead’s BBQ restaurant located on 1665 Folsom Street in the northern Mission District, from losing the bulk of its business and ultimately closing permanently. CatHead’s BBQ was featured on the Food Network, and has 1,875 followers on Instagram.  Owners Richard Park, and his wife, Pam, were inspired by their memories...

San Francisco Dim-Sum Restaurant Ton Kiang To Close

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, August 17, owner Richard Wong announced that Ton Kiang, his family's dim-sum restaurant and Hakka-style banquet hall, will permanently close at the end of the month, The restaurant is located on Geary Street in San Francisco's Richmond District, where the Wong family has been serving dim-sum to San Franciscans for 40 years. Wong's father Ching Boon Wong...

Jails And Hospitals Must Reduce Meat Consumption

SAN FRANCISCO—The City Board of Supervisors passed a vote on August 11 to reduce the consumption of animal products significantly in jails and public hospitals in the city of San Francisco. The passed vote's content should be as follows; jails must reduce consumption of animal products including meat, eggs, and dairy by 50 percent by 2024, and public hospitals, including...

Armstrong Brewing Closes Permanently

SAN FRANCISCO—Armstrong Brewing, a brewery in South San Francisco announced on Tuesday, August 11 they are closing permanently due to its financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as announced on their website. "To our loyal patrons and guests we are sad to announce that we will not be reopening for business and have made the difficult decision...
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