A couple newer openings are closing after just six months of business—you know that has to be tough. The Korean-Chinese junghwa spot HOTLINE from the Queens superette team (Clara Lee and Eddo Kim) has announced their last day of service is Sunday October 16th—they’re going to be closing with a tasting menu format this weekend, with two seatings. You can read more in their heartfelt post on Instagram. Sorry it didn’t work out. 3560 Taraval St. at 46th Ave.
Another business that is closing Sunday October 16th is MIDNITE BAGEL, which just opened their slowly fermented, whole-grain sourdough bagel shop in the Inner Sunset in May. While the brick-and-mortar location is closing, Nick Beitcher will continue to bake out of his Dogpatch commissary, fulfilling online ordering and retail sales to Bi-Rite Market, The Epicurean Trader, and more. Their stand at the Saturday Ferry Building farmers market and Sunday Sunset and Stonestown markets will continue, with market sandwiches and more. 646 Irving St. at 8th Ave.
Lastly, over on Fillmore and California, Dino Stavrakikis has sold his pizza place, SANTINO’S VINO (previously Dino’s) after 34 years of business. Be sure to read this in-depth piece in the New Fillmore about why Stavrakikis is clocking out. I spotted some ABC license activity a few weeks ago listing Pinsa Rossa, from Ken Lowe of Ace Wasabi Sushi in the Marina. According to the New Fillmore: “New owner Ken Lowe has announced no decision on changing the popular storefront and is likely for now to keep the wine and pizza format and the longtime employees.” 2101 Fillmore St. at California.