Le Charm in SoMa. Yelp photo by Espana S.
French bistro ~LE CHARM~ in SoMa is closing on July 31st after 20 years in business, but it’s not going away completely. As Hoodline reports, owner Lina Yew has brought on one of her front-of-house staff members, Mathilde Gravel, as partner. They are renaming the restaurant in her honor, calling it ~MATHILDE~, and making some changes to the space. The space will become more airy and casual, and they’ll be serving lunch, brunch, and dinner. Le Charm’s last day is July 31st, and Mathilde should be opening its refreshed doors in mid-August. 315 5th St. at Folsom, 415-546-6128.
Mission Local reports that the brick-and-mortar location of the ~CRÈME BRÛLÉE CART~ is closed indefinitely. Founder Curtis Kimball says that they are trying to decide what to do with the location moving forward, but there’s no word, exactly, on what’s gone wrong. In the meantime, stand by for more information on what’s happening with the space. 3338 24th St. at Mission.