Anyone planning to travel to San Francisco and stand in line for a spot at ~STATE BIRD PROVISIONS~ in late August will need to adjust their dates: the five-year-old restaurant is temporarily closing starting on Monday August 21st to make some updates to the space. I spoke with chef-owner Stuart Brioza, and he said it should be a couple of weeks, with plans to reopen the week after Labor Day. They’re going to be doing some freshening up and refurbishing, like new paint and tabletops and putting a polish on things. They will be making an announcement to newsletter subscribers when September reservations (and beyond) will be released. In the meantime, there’s always that fabulous bar menu at ~THE PROGRESS~ you can enjoy.
Over on Russian Hill, BELCAMPO has closed for a revamp and plans to reopen Tuesday August 1st. The restaurant will soon feature a streamlined and casual menu (and service) based around their burger, daily butcher specials, and charcuterie. The expanded butcher shop will offer more grab-and-go items (including more salads). And please note: the butcher shop will remain open during the remodel, so come by 10am-8pm as your meaty needs dictate.
The distinctive custom leather banquettes at Belcampo. Photo via Belcampo’s Facebook page.