The Elite Cafe now (photo courtesy of The Elite Cafe).
A couple of old-timers are closing around the city, starting with ~THE ELITE CAFE~ on Fillmore. We saw some ABC license activity, and Scoop caught the story that Andrew Chun (Schroeder’s) is taking over the 35-year-old restaurant space from current owner Peter Snyderman, who has had the restaurant the past 10 years. While it’s not clear what Chun’s plans are for the location, the name and New Orleans roots will remain intact. I was sorry to read that talented chef James London is heading back to South Carolina to open his own place—best wishes. The Elite’s last service will be Easter brunch (March 27th). 2049 Fillmore St. at California, 415-346-8400.
A tablehopper reader let us know that longtime SoMa restaurant ~TRIPTYCH~ had a “for lease” sign in the window, and now an ABC license suspension hit the wires (looks like tax issues). According to Yelp, the restaurant is now closed. We’ll have to see what’s next for the space, which features a garden patio. 1155 Folsom St. at Rausch.