Some changes are coming to various locations of organic meat company BELCAMPO: the Russian Hill location is going to close (as well as their location in Palo Alto’s Town and Country Center), but on the flip side, they will be opening a flagship at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, and their first commissary kitchen in SoMa, which they will be using as a base to prepare and deliver food all over the city. The San Francisco location closes on March 2nd, and has stopped serving cooked food in the meantime. Stop by to get a goodie bag with ecommerce discounts, complimentary products, and gift cards for use at other Belcampo locations. 1998 Polk St. at Pacific, 415-660-5573.
After numerous drag brunches and saving us with hangovah pizzas, Juanita MORE! and Cole Church are leaving JONES in Lower Nob Hill on February 28th, which means you have one last drag brunch you can attend on Sunday February 24th. It’s a tough space and was a lot of work (and werq), but now they’re going to be taking part in other opportunities (which they will now have more bandwidth to do). 620 Jones St. at Geary. [Via SFWeekly.]
A reader tipped me off to the unfortunate news that it looked like COLETTA GELATO had closed, and sure enough, when I emailed them for more info, their email said, “Sadly, our operations are closed until further notice.”
Best wishes to the HONG KONG LOUNGE II team, who got burnt out of their space after a terrifying gas main explosion out front. (It’s a miracle no one was hurt.) Fortunately, the city of San Francisco is providing some assistance through San Francisco’s Small Business Disaster Relief Fund. We’ll have to hear what’s next for the beloved business regarding relocation or rebuilding…
After almost 10 years in SF, brothers Austin and Tony Ferrari of HILLSIDE SUPPERCLUB and Provender Coffee are heading back to their hometown of Cincinnati. Both places will continue to stay open—Hillside’s chef and co-owner Jonathan Sutton will continue to run the restaurant. The brothers are going to be heading back and forth, but are just relocating their home base. They’ll be opening a new coffee shop and a restaurant back at home, and have also created a wine business (they partnered with Graham Tatomer on it), as well as a line of espresso: Ferrari Bros Espresso “Bro Spro,” roasted by their friends at Deeper Roots in Cincinnati. So, if you head to Cincinnati soon, you know who to visit!
The distinctive custom leather banquettes at Belcampo. Photo via Belcampo’s Facebook page.