Here’s an event not to be missed: Saturday, May 14, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and Sheila and Toni Young will kick off the celebration at 11 a.m. at Bumzy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies at 1460 Fillmore.
CITY PUTS YOSHI'S
UP FOR GRABS
More than a year after it went dark, Yoshi's jazz club and restaurant at 1330 Fillmore is still looking for new life.
City officials have announced they are looking for interested buyers — and for local citizens to help choose among the ideas proposed. More information and applications are here.
To stir up activity in the meantime, the city is offering to lease some of the public areas in the building to community groups. Book here.
BEFORE IT'S MAKEUP,
IT WILL BE FASHION
While Space NK is getting ready to bring its curated selection of beauty and wellness products from around the world to 2000 Fillmore, New York designer Rachel Comey will pop up in the former home of Paolo Shoes.
At 1905 Fillmore, where clothier 45rpm is coming, Amour Vert's green fashions have popped up on Fillmore for a third time.
Likewise next door at 1903 Fillmore: the menswear line Ministry of Supply's pop-up has been extended through the end of the year, at least, before Ardis Coffee opens the newest link in its chain of coffee roasteries.
COMING AND GOING AT
DIVIS AND CALIFORNIA
The busy intersection of California and Divisadero is getting ever livelier — and tastier.
• While longtime local favorite Food Inc. has closed after more than 20 years, it will be replaced by a new wine bar called Scopo Divino.
• Across the street, Tataki has moved its sushi bar a few doors west into a sleek new home. In its old space, the owners have opened Limu & Shoyu, which they’re billing as “San Francisco’s only sustainable poke bar.”
• On the corner, Wild Hare has been taken over by the owners of Lightning Tavern on Union Street. The name will remain the same, but there’s a new menu, and changes to the look of the place are coming. “It doesn’t feel like a frat house anymore,” says staffer Stephanie Mancia. “A lot of the regulars have come back.”
• And more change is coming: Bistro SF Grill, the burger joint that got its start as a pop-up on Saturday mornings at the Fillmore Farmers Market, will be closing within a couple of months and moving to Castro and 24th. “We’re sad to leave,” says co-owner Hasim Zecic. “We know our neighbors. When we got here it was just cars, no people. Now it’s friendlier and busier.”