Hog and Rocks Opens, Cafe Prague Closes Its Doors
Monitoring the past 96 hours of gossip and cold, hard facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.
SFoodie doesn't know what you all did over your three-day weekend, but we spent most of it on the couch, catching up on True Blood episodes and ruing the millions of dollars the city spent on making the fog light up in pretty colors.
Two men who weren't quite so lazy: Maverick's Scott Youkilis and Tres Agaves's Eric Rubin opened Hog and Rocks (3431 19th Street, 550-8627, hogandrocks.com) this weekend. The pitch: oysters, artisanal ham plates, and cocktails. SFoodie interviewed Youkilis about the ham thing a few months ago.
Also busy: Anthony Myint and Danny Bowien, who rolled out Mission Chinese Food last night. Check out Tamara Palmer's pop review.
Camper E. at Alcademics reports on yet another great bartender who's abandoning his customers to become a "brand ambassador" for booze labels. This time it's Erick Castro from Rickhouse, who's going to sign treaties and negotiate arms deals for Plymouth and Beefeater gins. SFoodie doesn't want to be anyone's brand ambassador, but we would like diplomatic immunity for a few of the things we've done under the influence (of Beefeater, in particular).
And another two pieces of intel we regret to pass on: Jay B. at Grub Street hears that City Kebab (1338 Polk) has closed. A commenter on Mission Mission confirms that Cafe Prague (2140 Mission) has followed its North Beach predecessor into the beyond.