Eater reports (via CBS) that Joe Obegi of JOE’S CABLE CAR has decided to retire and will close his restaurant in March. The Excelsior icon has been slinging burgers since 1965, and has garnered quite a following over the years. Obegi, who has reportedly received a few offers for the restaurant, has decided to close rather than see the burgers change (he was a bit of a stickler that way). The last day of service is Sunday March 16th, and right now there’s no news on what might be moving in. Here’s to a relaxing retirement, Joe! 4320 Mission St. at Silver, 415-334-6699.
According to an announcement on their Facebook page, MIRTILLE in the Tenderloin has closed. No word on why, but it does look like there’s a new taker for the space: ABC license activity points to a spot called MJ’S CAFÉ from owner Chu Xia Mo. 87 McAllister St. at Leavenworth.
Joe Obegi digs in at Joe’s Cable Car. Photo from Facebook.