Chinese cuisine

The Mayor of London Race Spotted Maskless – Again – in an SF nightclub

In what looks like a reminder of how long we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco Mayor London Breed is catching heat again after another video emerged over the weekend from her maskless dance at a nightclub. And, just like when Breed was pictured dancing and singing without a mask at the Black Cat jazz club two months ago, the mayor still insists she hasn’t violated local mandates.

The Chronicle of San Francisco reported Tuesday that a new 10-second video taken at an SF nightclub that appears to be the Great Northern in the Mission began circulating on Instagram Stories on Saturday, showing Breed dancing to a live performance on a dance floor crowded. Breed told reporters that she was “at my table and drinking drinks,” that it took place in a private section of the club, and that she wore a mask when entering and leaving and using the restroom – fine that neither the tables nor the drinks appear in the small clip.

Word of the video spread just a day before the first confirmed case of the omicron variant was detected in the United States, right here in San Francisco. The Bay Area’s mandatory mask warrant, reissued in early August, requires everyone to wear a mask inside businesses, unless they are actively eating or drinking. [SF Chronicle]

Owners of successful Korean market Queens to open new restaurant

The pair behind Queens, the new-school Korean market opened in the Inner Sunset two years ago, are teaming up for a new restaurant, report it the Chronicle. Called Hotline, the Chinese-Korean restaurant (a hybrid cuisine known as junghwa) will recreate the ‘fast food’ from Clara Lee and Eddo Kim’s childhood – dishes like mapo tofu, tang soo yook and noodles. japchae mixed with fried rice – when it opens in the Outer Sunset in February 2022. [SF Chronicle]

Berkeley gets long-awaited pizzeria from SF restaurant vets

A new pizzeria debuted in Berkeley on Wednesday, bringing pies “a mix of Neapolitan and New York” to University Avenue, as first reported Berkeleyside. Rose Pizzeria hails from industry veterans and couple Gerad Gobel and Alexis Rorabaugh, who have worked in sci-fi places like Bar Agricole, Delfina, and Abbot’s Cellar. Don’t expect take-and-go, however – for now at least, the rotating menu of pies and extensive wine list is only available for dinner at 1960 University Ave.. [Berkeleyside]

New Vendor Brings Sweet and Savory Puddings to SF Ferry Building

The newest supplier to join the Ferry Building market line is all about pudding, report it the Chronicle, serving flavors like Pesto Caprese Bread Pudding, Blackberry Cobbler and Classic Banana. Yes Pudding, for which owner Quanisha Johnson has made a name for herself in the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market in recent years, will start launching sweet and savory pudding at her stall near Gott’s Roadside on December 17. [SF Chronicle]