Category: Rincon Hill Businesses

Joe & the Juice now open on Beale and Howard Streets!

Very exciting to welcome another cafe to the neighborhood that appears to have open hours on the weekends! Joe & the Juice opened on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at their Howard and Beale Streets location in the Rincon neighborhood. Hours of operation are tentatively planned to be: Monday – Friday, 6am – 9pm Saturdays, 8am […] Keep reading

New Vietnamese Cafe in Rincon Opening August 25th (tentatively)

I was walking by the Rene Cazenave Apartments on Folsom Street and Essex when someone came out of the under-construction Vietnamese Cafe over the weekend. I asked if they had an opening date, and he said a couple of Mondays from then.  Well, looking at my calendar, that would be about Monday, August 25th.  Needless […] Keep reading

Try the new Thai Restaurant behind the Ferry Building!

How does $7.50 to $8.50 per entree Thai food sound?  Sign me up!  Waterfront neighbors can get just such a good priced lunch or dinner option between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the recently opened 1 Ferry Thai Cuisine & Bar in the old World Trade Center back behind the Ferry Building. While I […] Keep reading

Noah’s Bagels (400 Howard) Testing Weekend Hours

The Noah’s New York Bagels at 400 Howard Street (at 1st Street, by the BlackRock office builiding) opened up this past Monday, September 17, 2012. I was completely shocked that they would be open on the weekend when I happened to walk by Sunday afternoon after getting a haircut at the Original Palace Barber Shop […] Keep reading

Tony Rosellini, Rincon Hill’s working blacksmith in the Chronicle

I’m so happy that the Chronicle documented Tony’s work inside the Klockar’s Blacksmith shop on Folsom between 1st and Fremont. I’d been wanting to capture video him for awhile, and just never got around to it. A fascinating existence in the midst of a completely changed neighborhood. UPDATE: Here’s an article from 2001 about Tony […] Keep reading

Attention Beatles and John Lennon Fans!

This Friday, May 13th, starting at 7 p.m. at 111 Minna Gallery (111 Minna Street at 2nd Street), a FREE event featuring the photos of former John Lennon west coast “friend” May Pang (and she will reportedly be there too!) along with a band playing Beatles/Lennon songs. Check the event web page for more information […] Keep reading

Spring Warehouse Sale at Chronicle Books on 2nd Street!

Our friends at Chronicle Books (680 2nd Street) are holding one of those rare sales events at the end of this week where you can save 65% off of hundreds of their always interesting, sometimes wonderfully quirky titles. As a bonus, folks with a receipt from the sale are entitled to a 10% discount on […] Keep reading

Curbside Coffee in Rincon Hill

Providing some company to the taco truck that sets up on weekdays at Folsom and Spear Street (100 Folsom Street, I believe), Curbside Coffee has a coffee wagon set up on the other side of the sidewalk on most weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m. I hope we see many more food trucks, […] Keep reading

Ozumo’s Director of Hospitality Goes Above and Beyond

From Paulo Lucchesi’s Inside Scoop in the San Francisco Chronicle: Superhost to the rescue: Ozumo’s Director of Hospitality Mel Collins has had a busy holiday season. Recently, he apprehended a purse snatcher who has been plaguing diners in the Embarcadero area. A recent uptick of thefts spurred management at Ozumo (161 Steuart St.) – along […] Keep reading

Beale Street Bar and Grill – The Downside of Redevelopment

While we’re all excited to see the next step of progress in the Transbay Transit Center project, we’re sad to lose some of the great businesses in the Rincon Hill neighborhood such as Beale Street Bar and Grill. They will be re-opening at 142 Minna Street at some point in the future … Keep reading

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