Up on Potrero Hill, French restaurant ~CHEZ PAPA BISTROT~ is closing at the end of the month. Owner Jocelyn Bulow says he plans to keep the corner space, according to Scoop, but no word on what might be up his sleeve. His other restaurants, Chez Maman and Papito, each have a location in Potrero and Hayes Valley and remain open. The last day of service for Chez Papa is Wednesday December 31st.
Also closing on Wednesday December 31st is Japanese izakaya ~NOMBE~. Well, it’s not closing, exactly, but will no longer be functioning as a restaurant, according to Scoop. Owners Gil Payne and Mari Takahashi cite family illnesses as the reason they can no longer keep up with daily operations, but they are holding onto the space and will be using it for cooking classes, including sessions on sake, ramen burgers, and sushi. Check out the class schedule here.
The Nombe interior. Yelp photo by Claudine C.