A very gutted Boulette’s Larder. Photo via @mcs3000 on Twitter.
Firehouse 8. Photo from Facebook.
Wow, ~BOULETTES LARDER~ at the Ferry Building Marketplace is looking pretty gutted. The restaurant/larder has closed to make way for renovations, and the Boulettes website mentions it will reopen in July as a full-service restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and private dinners six days a week. Opening in early June will also be Bouli Bar in the former Culinaire space—mentioned previously on tablehopper here—which will have a wood-burning hearth, continuous hours (11:30am-8pm six days a week), and wine and cocktails. As for the larder, it will open in June in a “pretty window counter in the hall across from Prather Ranch.” Stand by for updates in the coming month.
As mentioned last week, the ~BACON BACON~ café location has to close for now, but it looks like once the owners install an air filtration system to keep those onerous bacon waftings at bay, the NIMBY neighbor will stop holding up the re-permitting process. You can read more about this whole thing on Uppercasing here. It’s like Ike’s all over again, although Bacon Bacon managed to get on SNL’s Weekend Update. 205 Frederick St. at Ashbury, 415-571-8516.
So it looks like the two chaps behind the ~THE BONEYARD~ truck I was the first to report on have split (Rich Mainzer bought out Mike Bradford and is now the sole operator of the truck). You’ll still be able to scarf down Mike’s excellent barbecue at some upcoming barbecue nights at 903 on Cortland in Bernal Heights (his wife is Mutsumi Takehara). Speaking of 903, they are currently running a Kickstarter to build a parklet out front, check it out.
The last day for ~PAL’S TAKEAWAY~ at Tony’s Market is May 31st. They’ll be moving down the block to ~LA MOVIDA~, which is due to open in June (recap here for those who don’t remember what the project is!). 3066 24th St. at Treat, 415-425-2392.
Last Thursday, ~WRECKING BALL COFFEE~ announced on Twitter that they are no longer serving coffee in ~FIREHOUSE 8~. An interview on Sprudge (hat tip to Eater) mentions they will continue to roast for their wholesale clients, and are looking for both pop-up and permanent locations. Follow them on Twitter for updates. In the meantime, Firehouse 8 is closed for renovations until this weekend, when Contraband Coffee will be one of their weekend pop-ups, according to a Facebook post.1648 Pacific Ave. at Polk.
Uptown Almanac adds to the list of the latest restaurant fire victims (what is going on?): ~WE BE SUSHI~ (538 Valencia St.) and ~THAI HOUSE 530~ (530 Valencia St.) both suffered a fire over the weekend and are closed for repairs. You can check out the mega flames on Mission Mission.