Mochica on Harrison. Photo via Facebook.
I was driving in SoMa on Sunday, tsk-tsking over the closed doors of the EndUp on a Sunday afternoon. (Seriously? What the hell is going on over there? Sunday afternoons used to be an epic scene at that club. Makes me sad.) Then I noticed a huge “restaurant for lease” sign over ~MOCHICA~. A quick hop to their website and Facebook page reveals the restaurant is closed, and this update: “Because of you, we are able to expand our operation, which is currently under construction at a new location in San Francisco. Please check back for updates on our Grand Re-Opening!!” I didn’t hear back from owner Carlos Altamirano in time, but stand by for more. 937 Harrison St. at 6th St., 415-278-0480
Fans of ~OLIVIER’S BUTCHERY~ in Dogpatch will need to find another place to score their bavette for the next month: the butcher shop is closing for some upgrades through Friday April 11th. 1074 Illinois St. at 22nd St., 415-558-9887.