RIP, Moishe’s. Yelp photo by Donny N.
The front of Schroeder’s, old signs and all. Yelp photo by Kent W.
Hayeswire reports that Hayes Valley institution ~MOISHE’S PIPPIC~ closed yesterday after 26 years in business. A note on the front door said “We all would like to thank you so much for your patronage and your loyalty. It is hard to say goodbye and we will miss you all!!!!!” Some folks totally loved this friendly and no-frills spot, and others dismissed it, but the one thing you can’t deny is Moishe’s was one of the last little funky neighborhood spots in Hayes Valley. I had my first Chicago dog there (I have chef Jamie Lauren to thank for the reco—otherwise I wouldn’t have learned what sport peppers were until much later in life). Feeding people for 26 years—awww, we all thought it was too legit to quit. 425 Hayes St. at Gough.
Changes are coming to another SF stalwart, but this one has been around for quite a bit longer (try 120 years). Financial District German and sudsy outpost ~SCHROEDER’S~ has new owners, Andrew Chun and Jan Wiginton of Press Club—they are taking over for owners Stefan Filipcik and his wife, Jana, who are retiring. Scoop reports Schroeder’s is closing on January 1st; look for a reopening in spring 2014. Many elements will remain the same, from the name to the murals, but some new elements will include a private dining area, more windows, and wood floors. Stand by for more details about the menu once they lock on a chef. 240 Front St. at California, 415-421-4778.