A box of Socola Chocolates, coming to a SoMa storefront soon! Photo from Facebook.
Coming this December are two new places for frozen treats: ~OVER THE MOON~, with ice cream and cookies from pastry chef Gillian Helquist (formerly of Oliveto, Quince, and Seghesio Family Vineyards), will have two locations, one on Chestnut in the Marina and the other at the Embarcadero Four Center, both in former Yogorino spaces. Look for cookies using old family recipes, ice cream, and, of course, ice cream sandwiches. 2144 Chestnut St. at Steiner and Four Embarcadero Center at Justin Herman Plaza.
~SOCOLA CHOCOLATES~ just inked a brick-and-mortar location in SoMa, where they’ll be selling their delicious and unusual creations. Look for an opening in January and a Kickstarter campaign even sooner. To celebrate, all chocolates are 20 percent off from now until Sunday November 24th; just use code HOORAY20. 535 Folsom St. at Essex.
TenderLife reports that ~SAN FRANCISCO BEST BURRITOS~ has closed. If you’re gonna say you’re the best…. Anyway. It looks like it will be replaced by ~DE AFGHANAN KABOB HOUSE~, which used to be around the corner in the current Aicha space. 1035 Geary St. at Polk.
We got an email about this just after deadline last week, but it looks like there’s a new lunch and snack place in Mid-Market called ~3 POTATO 4~. They’re serving baked (organic) potato fries with a wide selection of dipping sauces, plus soup, chili, and coffee; take a look at the space-themed menu right here. 1051 Market St. at 6th St., 702-500-2468.
~KAKA UDON~ is looking to expand, according to this liquor license application. Yes, it’s no. 2. (Sorry, ha-ha, how can we resist?) We have confirmation that the new location (going in the former Louie’s California Chinese) is currently being renovated and will also feature hand-pulled noodles. 646 Washington St. at Columbus.
A tipster wrote in to let us know that there’s a new location of Japantown’s ~CREPE CONE BY SOPHIE~ in the Design District. Early Yelps report options similar to those at the original location: sweet and savory crêpes and gelato. 684 King St. at Division, 415-795-1331.
It looks like ~TOASTIES~ in West Portal has closed and will be reopening as a burrito place, reportedly from the same owner. Tipster Jason B. has confirmed it will be called ~BURRITO LOCO~ (ooooh, honey, those burritos be crazy!). 850 Ulloa St. at West Portal, 415-665-4677.