Evan and Sarah Rich; photo from Facebook.
The Scoop was the first to confirm that the liquor license activity at Paul K in Hayes Valley was in fact the exciting news that it appeared to be: chefs Sarah (Michael Mina) and Evan Rich (COI, Quince) are going to be taking over the space. Their restaurant doesn’t yet have a name, and the opening is slated for “later this year.” Evan Rich was quoted as saying, “We’ll keep it simple and represent what’s going on in San Francisco. There’s a lot of exciting stuff happening, and we want to slide in and do our thing.” Those who have attended their Chefs’ Night Off pop-up dinners should have a sense for their progressive NorCal cooking style; look for some future dates in the meantime. And there’s the bonus feature of the full bar at the location. Good for them. Paul K remains open in the meantime. 199 Gough St. at Oak.