The bar scene at Urchin Bistrot. Photo from Facebook.
A couple of closures to report: ~URCHIN BISTROT~—the restaurant in the former Slanted Door/Wo Hing space on Valencia from Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani—is closing after service this Friday July 31st. (Via Scoop.) 584 Valencia St. at 17th St., 415-861-1844.
Meanwhile, Eater reports ~TAPS SOCIAL HOUSE AND KITCHEN~ has closed, and according to ABC records, a chain from Southern California, Killer Shrimp, is moving in. Huh. That’s, uh, interesting. Curious to hear where the talented chef Michael Lamina ends up next. 1516 Broadway at Polk.