Tidbits: Free Pizza at Patxi's, Taker for Greenburger's, Shalala Ramen, More


A deep-dish slice from Patxi’s. Photo by Rebecca Feder.


North Beach Gyros. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Local Chicago-style deep-dish pizzeria ~PATXI’S~ is celebrating their 10th anniversary on Wednesday June 4th. To commemorate the occasion there are a lot of specials, including a free pizza party that afternoon from 3pm-4pm at every Patxi’s location. There will be pizza, beer, wine, cake, and a toast for all (anyone wearing a Patxi’s T-shirt to the party will receive a complimentary $20 gift card). Any child present who is 10 and under and has a birthday on June 4th will receive a complimentary pizza (or gift certificate for a free pizza). Space is limited, and the event is first come, first served. They’re also doing a “golden ticket” special with all deliveries on June 4th, with prizes and discounts. There are four locations in San Francisco: Fillmore, Hayes Valley, Irving, and Noe Valley. One more thing to note: Patxi’s has donated more than $315,000 to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare through their 52 Weeks of Giving program. Keep up the great work!

As previously reported on tablehopper, ~GREENBURGER’S~ in the Lower Haight has closed. Hoodline reports that there are actually two new tenants for the project. The first is a one-month-only pop-up called Cool Beans, from chef Tim West and business partner Derek Proudian, which will be in the space until the end of June to test out recipes for their future permanent restaurant. Then, in July, the space will be taken over by Sun Hee Lee, who owns Nara Sushi on Polk, though it doesn’t sound like the new spot will be sushi. 518 Haight St. at Fillmore.

As reported a couple of weeks ago, Mountain View ramen restaurant ~SHALALA~ is coming to Japantown. The new location is now open very softly while they get their staff and recipes up to snuff, and we had a chance to catch up with chef and partner Nobu Iwahashi to get some details. He says that the San Francisco location will be a bit different, with a new ramen broth recipe. His new recipe, he says, will eschew most of the chicken in favor of all pork bones, for a more authentic tonkotsu broth, as well as different varieties of ramen than those found in Mountain View, including the possibility of kuro tonkotsu. The grand opening will be in the middle of June. Hours are Mon, Wed-Fri 11:15am-1:30pm for lunch, 5:30pm-9pm for dinner, Sat-Sun 11:15am-9pm, closed Tue. 1737 Buchanan St. at Sutter, 415-757-0552.

It looks like there’s a new gyro place in the former Campanula space in North Beach. We spied a sign for ~NORTH BEACH GYROS~, and initial Yelp reports say that they’ve been open a for a couple of weeks, serving platters, gyros, and kebabs. 701 Union St. at Columbus, 415-655-9665.

According to Yelp and liquor license activity, the former Taishan Cafe has moved into the former Cali Pho Nia (what a name) space on Clement, and changed their name to ~THE CLAYPOT HOUSE~. The specialty is indeed claypots, along with soups and other tasty-sounding dishes. 1000 Clement St. at 11th Ave., 415-668-0838.

As previously mentioned, former 903 Cortland tenant Kinfolk is getting ready to move into a permanent home in the former Pizza Express. They’ve decided to change the name to ~3RD COUSIN~, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the new project. 919 Cortland Ave. at Folsom.

More gelato is coming our way soon, this time from East Bay maker Federico Murtagh and his ~LUSH GELATO~. We spotted the launch of his Kickstarter campaign, and Scoop added some additional details. They make their own gelato base, using Straus cream and produce from lots of local farms, and are hoping to open in August. 1817 Polk St. at Washington.