Cruising through Facebook, I saw this post from ALMANAC BEER CO. that they decided to not renew their SF taproom lease and will be closing after their final service on Saturday January 19th. (They were on 24th Street for two years.) Go get that burger and a fresh beer while you can. They say: “With our incredible new brewery, barrel house and taproom now open on Alameda, we’re staying focused on making the Almanac mothership the very best it can be (exciting news coming later this spring).” 2704 24th St. at Potrero.
Over on Geary, East African ASSAB has closed after 28 years. You really should look at the farewell note from owners Matheos Yohannes and Mehret Tesfalidet, what dear people. Best wishes. 2845 Geary Blvd. at Collins. [Via Eater.]
A reader sent in a less-than-heartening note in the window at CHOW on Church: they have cut their hours (without any explanation—I reached out for more but didn’t hear back), and are now closed Mon-Tue. They are open Wed-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, and Sun 8am-9:30pm. 215 Church St. at Market, 415-552-2469.
The Almanac burger, with California beef, cheddar, onion, pickle, and secret fried tomato aioli. Photo via @almanacbeer.