Exterior of St. Vincent. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
The former Herbivore location on Divisadero. Yelp photo by Kevin Y.
Some changes (again) over at ~ST. VINCENT~: owner David Lynch is going to be changing the format to more of a wine bar—with a focus on retail sales in the wine shop—and less of a restaurant. Although they will still serve food, it will enoteca-style fare, with tramezzini and more. Scoop reports it’s closed for now during the transition; we’ll have more details when it reopens around November 1st.
~PIZZA ORGASMICA~ has closed their Clement Street location, according to a tablehopper tipster—The Richmond Blog has more details. According to a sign on the door, they lost their lease but other locations remain open. No word on what’s moving into the large space now that it’s being vacated. 823 Clement St. at 9th Ave.
Speaking of Pizza Orgasmica, their downtown location in the Embarcadero Center is rebranding, according to Hoodline. It will now be called ~GOCHEES PIZZA~ after owner Gina Gochez, who was one of the original partners in the pizza mini-chain and is now the sole owner of this location. There will be other changes, too, including some reworking of the menu items and new training for staff. Embarcadero Center 2, Clay at Front, 415-834-9600.
The crew behind Burger, the social media-savvy Monday pop-up at ~CEASE & DESIST~ from the Causwells fellows, is getting ready to open their very own brick-and-mortar location in February. As previously reported, the new location is going to be at 6th and Market, but the exact address is still undisclosed.
To prepare for the new location, they are closing up shop at Cease & Desist after Monday October 19th, meaning you only have one more chance to catch them. Then they’ll focus on R & D and will ramp up some new menu items in preparation for the February opening. In the meantime, you can still get your burger fix at ~CAUSWELLS~ or just give your waistband a break for the holidays. Stay tuned for more information on Burger, including their new name and a scavenger hunt giveaway.