Why Incanto's Closing is a Bigger Deal Than Most Restaurant Shuffles

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The news that Incanto is closing in a few weeks rippled through the food community when it was announced on Wednesday evening. Chris Cosentino's offal-friendly restaurant was nationally known thanks to its daring cuisine and the chef's multiple appearances on Top Chef, and its closing on March 24 marks the end of an era in San Francisco. (At least to those of us who follow restaurants the way others follow sports teams. I mentioned the restaurant's closing to a friend who wasn't in the food world; he'd never heard of it.)


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Hayes Valley Farm to Close by June 1

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If you, like me, have been meaning to go check out the scene at Hayes Valley Farm but haven't gotten the chance yet, now's the time to make it a priority. The farm's organizers announced on their blog over the weekend that the city of San Francisco is finally going to make use of the land, meaning that the farm has to pull up its roots and find other digs.

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Hayes Valley Farm Begins Beekeeping Classes One Year After the Insecticide
Hayes Valley Farm Beekeeper Mourns Slaughtered Colonies, Plots Next Steps

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Jake's on Market Goes Out in a Passive-Aggressive Blaze of Glory

Categories: Closings

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A portion of the note Jake's on Market left behind when it closed.
Jake's on Market, the New American joint in the Castro, closed over the weekend -- leaving a deliciously passive-aggressive note pinned to the door. Inside Scoop took a snapshot of the offending document, the text of which is also printed on the restaurant's website. The note from owners Brad and Tim starts out nicely, thanking their regular customers and saying "we'll always remember your kindness." But it starts getting weird in the second paragraph.

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Better Start Stockpiling Those Twinkies: Hostess Announces Plans to Shut Down

Categories: Closings

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Twinkies were supposed to be indestructible. But today Hostess, the company responsible for beloved brands like Twinkies, Cupcakes, and Wonder Bread, declared that the nationwide worker strike earlier this week has put the company out of business. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in a statement on the Hostess corporate website. Hostess will move immediately to close its doors at bakeries and distribution centers across the U.S. and begin laying off its 18,500 workers, including several close to home at the Oakland bakery. And America wept.

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- A World Without Twinkies: Hostess Worker Strike Could Lead to Company Liquidation
- Taste-Testing Campbell's New Hipster Soups

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Chris Daly's Buck Tavern to Close at End of Month

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Staff writer Joe Eskenazi over on The Snitch has the details on the closing of the Buck Tavern, the mid-Market watering hole run by former city supervisor Chris Daly. The bar will shut down for good on October 31, but not before throwing a "nautical-themed" bon voyage party. (Daly is quoted as saying, "the party's gonna suck if you show up in regular clothes.")

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- Buck Tavern: Bar Loses Lease and Chris Daly Says "We've Reached the End of Our Journey"


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