Canteen’s interior. Photo courtesy Charles de Lisle Workshop.
The exterior of Tokyo Go Go (photo courtesy of Tokyo Go Go’s Facebook page).
Was sorry to hear the news that Dennis Leary is going to be closing ~CANTEEN~ at some point in late August or early September. Inside Scoop shares that with Leary’s upcoming projects (Cafe Terminus at 10 California Street and the Trocadero Club in the former RJ’s on Geary), it seems something had to give. So make your reservation for a farewell meal. I am going to miss those Parker House rolls, damn it. (But since Leary has one year left on his lease, some one-off dinners are still possible in the space after it closes.) Stand by for confirmed details on Canteen’s closure, and more on the new projects (which Leary is doing with business partner Eric Passetti) in coming weeks.
While I was away in Brazil, a reader asked me what was going on with Mission stalwart ~TOKYO GO GO~, which appeared to be closed. Looks like Eater investigated the same thing—with the disconnected number and website down, it all points to dunzo. And so ends another little piece of my early SF memories—I totally remember when that space was hot (back when tartares were cool, heh). Awww. 3174 16th St. at Albion.
Also noted in Eater: ~SELLERS MARKETS~ in FiDi has closed. 595 Market St. at 2nd Ave.
The New Fillmore reports coffee stalwart ~ROYAL GROUND COFFEE~ has closed after 25 years on Fillmore; a steep rent increase is what spelled the funky little café’s demise. 2060 Fillmore St. at California.