Some news bits for you: According to a Facebook post, beloved TURTLE TOWER is leaving its Tenderloin location after 13 years on Wednesday February 27th at 7:30pm. It will be moving up the street to a new location at 645 Larkin. Keep track of the progress on Turtle Tower’s Facebook page (and I’ll keep you posted, naturally)—the reopening is planned for April. You can get your pho ga fix at the other locations in SoMa, Outer Richmond, and at SF State University. 631 Larkin St. at Willow, 415-409-3333.
SF Station’s Yum blog mentions WARAKU has opened in the formerly vacant Bushi-Tei location. Since it’s the year of ramen, you’ll be finding multiple kinds on the menu—the menu will reportedly expand further once the beer and wine license kicks in. The owners are also behind Shabuway (which started in San Mateo and is now here in SF). Open for lunch Tue-Fri 11:30am-2pm and Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm, and for dinner Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm and Sun 5:30pm-9pm. 1638 Post St. at Laguna, 415-292-3388.
Yes! Starting this Saturday March 2nd, 1058 HOAGIE will be open on Saturdays from 11am-3pm, plus the hours are expanding during the week from 11am-4pm. Also: stand by for meats and cheeses by the pound, coming very soon. 180 7th St. at Howard, 415-552-8984.
And a tipster sends along a pic from the window of MAESTRO, the spot that opened in the former Stars and Trader Vic’s, announcing that it has closed. 555 Golden Gate Ave. at Van Ness.
The pho ga at Turtle Tower. Photo: © tablehopper.com.