Closures and Changes and Coming Soon

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Bluestem dining room; photo by Angie Silvy.

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Owner Jeanine Egan of The Cheese School of San Francisco (now at Daily Driver in Dogpatch). Photo: Pamela Gentile.

I only posted about this on Instagram, but wanted to be sure you knew Stacy and Adam Jed sadly closed ~BLUESTEM RESTAURANT AND MARKET~ on December 24th, after 11 years of business. You can read their farewell note here. Best wishes and thanks to them for all the tasty meals and cocktails and hospitality over the years.

After four years at Ghirardelli Square, ~THE CHEESE SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO~ has moved to ~DAILY DRIVER~’s spacious (7,000 square feet!) flagship location in Dogpatch, where they will share their spacious facilities to host classes, events, and lead farm tours, while also focusing on catering and a virtual tastings program. Jeanine Egan, owner of The Cheese School, is excited about access to Daily Driver’s built-in creamery (the only commercial cheesemaking facility in San Francisco), and the wood-fired ovens, plus all the great space for classes and events, like cheesemaking and pizza classes! It’s pure kismet because they even have opposite schedules: Daily Driver makes bagels and serves breakfast and lunch from 8am-2pm, while The Cheese School’s events are in the afternoons and evenings. Talk about a win-win!

The Cheese School’s upcoming classes (through June) just went live. They can also host parties, meetings, and team-building events and classes. Love seeing this kind of collaborative solution during these challenging times for business. 2535 3rd St. at 22nd St.

I’ve been looking at an ABC license transfer in the window of the now-closed ~ ZAYTOON~ on my neighborhood walks, listing a new business called La Sarrasine. SF Business Times tracked down incoming owner Kamel Bouzidi, who will be moving his downtown business (previously Cafe Med, and recently the Tunisian Dar Fatma, which I wrote about when it opened at 215 Pine Street) to Zaytoon’s space, reportedly offering Northern French buckwheat crêpes, plus kebabs, and other Mediterranean dishes. Here’s hoping the shakshuka and merguez sausage with tastira (peppers and eggs) and fries come over! Stand by for updates. [Thanks to Hoodline for the deets since I can’t afford a Biz Times subscription, LOL.] 607 Divisadero St. at Hayes.

A quick note that Lindsay and Michael Tusk of ~QUINCE~ have temporarily closed the restaurant until summer to do some renovations and redesign the dining room and bar, all in Quince’s 20th anniversary year. The post further says: “During the renovation, we will continue to host your private dining and events at Cotogna and Verjus and are available for catered events at locations of your choosing.” You can read a few more details in this Eater update.