More Closures (and a Chef Departure)

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Tacos dorados from La Taqueria. Photo by Blair Sneddon Photography.

In the unsuccessful comebacks department: a tablehopper reader informed me ~LETICIA’S~ in the Castro has a sign on the door stating that it’s closing December 31st. 2200 Market St. at Sanchez, 415-864-5384.

Eater notes that ~MORPH~ has closed in the Richmond. 5344 Geary Blvd. at 17th Ave.

Chowhound mentions that ~FA-LA-LA~, the falafel place on Durant that made amazing pitas, has closed. 2518-B Durant Ave. at Telegraph, Berkeley, 510-704-0454.

And this is not a closure, but just a reminder that ~LA TAQUERIA~ will be closed for their annual break until January 8th, reopening on Monday January 9th. 2889 Mission St. at 24th St., 415-285-7117.

Over in SoMa, chef Jessica Gorin of ~THIRSTYBEAR~ is moving to Illinois (her husband got a job at the University of Illinois), and she might be starting her own thing there. Best of luck, Jessica! Her replacement will be Laurance Gordon, who has been her sous chef for almost two years, and he previously worked at Absinthe and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.