Celebrity Dining:

Russian Hill’s Allegro Romano has shuttered after 16 years in commercial.

When tipster Howard Reifs contacted this reporter with a photograph of the papered-over home windows at Allegro Romano, the worst become feared — and a visit to the Roman restaurant’s Fb page confirmed these worries, because the page’s most latest post is a video that comprises San Francisco Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon bemoaning the retirement of Allegro owner Lorenzo Logoreci.

Tablehopper studies that Logoreci — who become cited for battery in 2013 after he allegedly slapped an inspector with SF’s Department of Public Health in a dispute over a code violation — is likely passing the commercial (and its liquor license) to Maurizio Bruschi, the chef/owner of North Seaside Roman trattoria Idale.

Allegro Romano opened in 2004, and, despite a panoply of Remark evaluations that whinge bitterly about the plan’s provider, grew to modified into is called a hot plan for celebrities like “Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and William Stanley 1st earl baldwin of bewdley,” the Chron studies. It become also a certified location to search out native vitality avid gamers like Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and an excellent deal of within the lend a hand of-the-scenes string pullers who are presumably mendacity low this week. The closure marks the final restaurant in Logoreci’s portfolio: Ala Romana, a planned spinoff of Allegro’s, closed in 2015 after totally 18 months in commercial.

And in other recordsdata…

  • Alley Kitchens, a 3-in-one restaurant advance UC Berkeley, seeks to replicate the Eastern food alley scene within the East Bay with a chirashi and donburi restaurant, a ramen plan, and a matcha cafe. [SF Chronicle]
  • As of Monday, February third, Che Fico Alimentari the restaurant will likely be birth seven days per week (apt now, it’s closed on Sundays and Mondays). [Eater SF Tipline]
  • Castro sweetspot Scorching Cookie will birth a second build at 1817 Polk Avenue on Saturday. [Hoodline]
  • San Francisco’s traditional Buena Vista Cafe will likely be pouring their eminent Irish coffees in Miami, all portion of a pop-up bar at Sunday’s Tall Bowl. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Cache Bouren, the owner of San Jose craft cocktail lounge Haberdasher, is a contender for the Whisky Magazine Awards’ “Icons of Whisky Bartender of the Year.” [San Jose Mercury News]
  • SF-based ZBiotics, which says it genetically engineers probiotics that warfare hangovers, is now accessible for Postmates transport in San Francisco. [SF Business Times]
  • Sarah Frier, a social media reporter for commercial-centered recordsdata company Bloomberg, made a awful commercial resolution concerning bagel toppings while eating in SF. (And, no, she doesn’t name names.) [Sarah Frier/Twitter]

I omit Modern York.

I merely by chance paid $18 for a bagel in SF.

— Sarah Frier (@sarahfrier) January 28, 2020

Celebrity Dining:
Ala Romana

1098 Jackson Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 292-3699

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Celebrity Dining:
Buena Vista Cafe

2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-5044

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