Brenda's Widens, Lil' Chihuahua Spawns, Slow Plots
A summary of the past 24 hours of rumor, innuendo, and straight-up facts about San Francisco restaurant openings and closings.
Marcia G. of Tablehopper has a couple of bits of good news. Number one: Brenda's French Soul Food is preparing to expand by renovating the laundromat next door ― which is four times bigger than her present space ― without losing a day of business. Ms. G. also pounced on an announcement that Kyle Anderson is opening a bistro in Berkeley named Slow (1966 University Ave., Berkeley, 510-647-3663) in July. The pitch: Chef who trained under Daniel Bolud & Charlie Trotter opening 30-seat resto with big back patio, $12 dinner entrees. If you can't guess what the chef's philosophy behind the food is, well, there's just no hope for you.
Haighteration reported yesterday that Little Chihuahua had opened location number two (4123 24th St., at Castro; thelittlechihuahua.com). The pitch: Same as the original ― warm chips, sustainably raised/caught meats, SF Weekly's favorite vegetarian burrito. Last we checked, no one had filed a Yelp review. RUN, early adapters. It's your chance to make history.
Other news: Yesterday, SFoodie reported on the new iteration of Saison and the new SusieCakes. And Prospect held its press dinner last night, so prepare for a media buzzstorm today.