I was very sorry to read on Grub Street that LA OAXAQUEÑA has closed—the owners are reportedly focusing on a catering business. There are many dishes on their menu I loved, plus their delicious hot chocolate. And they had some sweet late hours. Dagnabbit. 2128 Mission St. at 17th St.
Another bummer: a friend in the 650 pointed me to this article in The Almanac that KAYGETSU in Menlo Park is closing. Seems the owners (the Sakumas) were burnt out; moving into the space will be Restaurant Mitsunobu from Tomonari and Keiko Mitsunobu, serving “Japanese food with a California twist.” A bright spot: the current executive chef Shinichi Aoki will stay on. 325 Sharon Park Dr. at Sand Hill, Menlo Park, 650-234-1084.
A tipster let me know BEAUTIFULL! on Irving Street was about to close, and Eater confirms the closure was official. Laurel Village (3401 California St.) and the new location in the Castro (2301 Market St.) remain open.
A late-night taco from La Oaxaqueña. Photo: © tablehopper.com.