Changes at Charanga

Eater had some interesting news about a chef changeover at Mission mainstay ~CHARANGA~: “David Leland, formerly of Sutro’s, will be taking over for Chef Gabriela Salas who was in the kitchen for 13 years; and Valerie Hemstreet, formerly of Oregon Thai restaurant, Pok Pok, will be taking over as Pastry Chef. Charanga is also expecting the arrival of its liquor license in June. If the ABC pulls through, Ty Sanders, veteran bartender at the Big Four in the Huntington Hotel, will be overseeing a new cocktail menu.” Yeah, Ty, one of my favorite old-school-and-cool bartenders. Woot. 2351 Mission St. at 20th St., 415-282-1813.