I know. You're still upset about Sunflower (maybe) being closed for good. Well, buck up and let's get on with the rest of the stuff making food headlines this week.
First off, as we warned you, Lazy Bear made its public debut this week and immediately got booked up for their two seatings per night they're using the ticketing system that's also being used by Coi, and all advance tickets are currently sold out. Get out those reservation bots! Eater has some pretty pictures of what chef-owner David Barzelay has done with the handsome former Hi-Lo BBQ space, and you should know that it's a flat $120 per person, with beverage pairings for an extra $60-80, and then a 20% service fee will be added to your bill. I should have some more detail on the food soon.
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen just announced the opening of a third branch at 799 Battery Street, near Levi's Plaza, as the Chron reports. Theirs is a pretty sweet success story, with the first branch opening a little over four years ago, without investors or bank loans, and now with two locations they're raking in $3 million a year in revenue. Bananas.
In other news, the All-Star Donuts space in the Marina (2095 Chestnut Street) is becoming the second S.F. location of Glaze Teriyaki Grill, as Inside Scoop reports. Glaze, which began in New York, opened their first location on Fillmore in Pac Heights last year.
And Tout Sweet pastry chef Yigit Pura, a.k.a. the adorable guy who won the first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, is expanding outside of the Macy's at Union Square. It's been rumored for quite a while that he had a chain of patisseries planned, and this week he announced he'll be opening the second Tout Sweet in Palo Alto’s Town and Country Village, in November.
Also, Michael Bauer is kind of confused about what's up with TBD, the next-door offshoot of AQ that got off on some shaky footing, and has changed up their menu format a few times already. Bauer gave the place a two-star update review this week, noting a few odd but mostly satisfying dishes and some underwhelming service, but then took to the blog to complain about the various menu options, with the owners wavering on whether to stick to a fixed-price format (currently $42), or to have more a la carte options.