The fried chicken sandwich from Naked Lunch. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Over in North Beach, business partners Ryan Maxey and chef Ian Begg made the decision to close ~TXOKO~ on New Year’s Eve, but they are moving their neighboring Naked Lunch sandwich shop into the space. They are also adding a burger and fries, and some other straightforward dishes. There’s that handy full bar, plus some new pool tables and TVs. The new, extended hours will be Tue-Sun 11:30am-late, with the kitchen closed 2pm-5pm.
Over in Mint Plaza, Scoop announced the closure of ~CHEZ PAPA RESTO~.
A Twitter follower let me know that ~JOHNNY ROCKETS~ on Fillmore had closed, and according to ABC permit action, Glaze Teriyaki is moving in. Stand by for more. 1946 Fillmore St. at Pine.
Eater announced ~780 CAFE~ on Valencia has closed. 780 Valencia St. at 19th Street.
A couple of Upper Haight closures: Upper Casing mentioned the last hookah has been puffed at ~KAN ZAMAN~, which shuttered on January 5th. I read on Eater that ~GIOVANNI’S PIZZA~ will no longer be operating inside Club Deluxe. We’ll see if Giovanni will find another location soon.
Fellow caffeine hounds: ~THE MILL~ is going to be closed to finish up construction, and is reopening on Wednesday January 30th. (Maybe it’s good for me to have two weeks away from the damn toast.) 736 Divisadero St. at Fulton.