Just a quick note to report the happy news that TOMMY’S JOYNT “is reopening Oct. 29 with reduced hours and a smaller menu,” according to this post on SFGate. The beloved hofbrau temporarily shut down, sending everyone into a tizzy that is was permanent, but thankfully they’ll be back in action, and will be serving their Thanksgiving dinner and more (“the restaurant’s voicemail alerts customers that to-go meals featuring fresh-carved turkey will be available for Thanksgiving day”). Tommy’s Joynt has been open since 1947, much respect. 1101 Geary Blvd. at Van Ness.
And in North Beach, did you know VESUVIO CAFE has reopened with tables in Jack Kerouac Alley? They are offering limited hours in partnership with Bulgara Restaurant: Wed-Thu 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sun 12pm-9pm. As they say on their page: “Serving all wanderers since 1948.” They could really use your support after months of being closed. 255 Columbus Ave. at Pacific.
The famed neon sign will be lit up once again at Tommy’s Joynt. Photo via Tommy’s Facebook page.