New signage for new Emmy’s!

As we mentioned last month, our favorite spaghetti shack will be taking over the former El Zocalo space (RIP) very soon. And according to Emmy’s Instagram, the (meat)ball is rolling along steadily!

Drink of the Week: Orange-and-black tallboy-and-a-shot combo

Stiegl Radler and a shot of Fernet Branca! Go Giants!

(Available at Pop’s Bar and probably other bars.)

[via Jess]

Rainbow Grocery Cafe to grandly open this Friday!

Rainbow‘s little cafe is finally here! The party is all day long, and there’ll be free samples and vendors such as Stumptown Coffee and Starter Bakery will be doing demos:

We have worked with Stumptown Coffee Roasters to learn how to brew their highest quality (and most ethically grown) beans with the most delicious results possible. We will offer brewed coffee as well as a variety of espresso drinks off our beautiful La Marzocco espresso machine. An unparalleled selection of teas from our large Bulk Tea selection will be available. We use Strauss organic whole milk in all steamed drinks and offer Pacific Unsweetened Almond milk as a non-dairy alternative. Our menu includes fresh baked pastries from Starter Bakery.

The cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-3pm.

Drink of the Week: Newfangled variation on classic SF drink the Bottom of the Bay

If you haven’t had a Bottom of the Bay, check out the Bottom of the Bay.

This week’s Drink of the Week is a variation, which we tried last night for the first time. Instead of the draft Drake’s Imperial Stout, we used the new Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada. And instead of Fernet Branca, we used Fernet Lazzaroni (purchased over the weekend at Royal Cuckoo Market, along with some Swedish Punsch.) And instead of dropping a shot of the Fernet into the stout, we just poured a little in.

It was pretty damn good. Especially now that winter’s here ;)

Now let’s rock:

The brunch unicorn

[via hello, cheetle.]

Check out our previous unicorn coverage below.

Eagle Donuts to close forever on Monday

Speaking of donuts… Bernalwood delivers some sad news:

It’s no one’s fault; Change is the only constant. Eagle Donuts opened in 1994, and Sherry from behind the counter — that’s Sherry, above — told Bernalwood she’s been here the entire time. She said rising rents weren’t so much of an issue. She said donuts just aren’t a very lucrative product these days, and costs keep going up. Milk prices, sugar prices, the minimum wage… all going up. Basically, Sherry said, after 20 years, it’s time to move on.

So on Monday, Eagle Donuts will close forever.

Stop in this weekend to get a final taste, and wish Sherry all the best.

Read on for more info and lots more pics.

‘Hypster favorite’

[via Paul Suway]

Pink Zebra is open!

Following in the grand tradition of Mission Chinese Food and Mission Street Food before it, Pink Zebra is now open inside Tao Yin Restaurant on 20th Street! Eater SF reports:

Traditional yakitori, oshizushi (a sushi variation made in a pressed mold, here with ocean trout), Japanese pickles, and menchi-zushi (meat croquettes) over rice are all offered in the 40-seat dining room, with shareable plates in the $14-16 range. There’s also a sushi counter that seats five, where diners can sample an omakase meal (in the $75 range) of nigiri, pickles, and other traditional small plates. The menu will change regularly, especially in these early days, so definitely arrive expecting some surprises from Koide and teammate Rio Sakai. Tao Yin will continue to offer takeout, and retain a handful of tables for its own use.

It’ll be like when MSF first moved indoors, way back in 2008.

Anyway, Pink Zebra is open Thursday-Saturday and Monday. Read on for more details.

Check out the latest menu at Mission Cantina

NYC, baby.

[via Chef Danny Bowien on Twitter]

Cuco’s, home of ‘the best burrito in the city,’ closes forever on Monday

Our own Andrew Sarkarati gave Cuco’s the “best burrito in the city” title back in 2011 (and took this delicious pic). Since then there’ve been numerous rumors of closure, culminating in a recent battle with their landlord. And the landlord won. Hoodline reports:

It’s the end of the road for Cuco’s, which will close its doors for good this coming Monday after nearly 23 years in the Lower Haight.

As we reported back in July, the Mexican/Salvadoran restaurant at 488 Haight Street was facing eviction by landlord Robert Shelton, who sought to terminate the business’s month-to-month lease without explanation.

The Campos family, which has operated Cuco’s since February of 1992, initially sought to have the eviction thrown out in court. That motion was filed by Domingo Campos on August 6th. Unfortunately for Cuco’s, the motion was officially denied on August 27th.

Get it while you can. Read on for more on the legal battle and quote from the Cuco’s family.