• Beloved Cole Valley brunch and dinner spot Zazie has been sold, but it's going to to stay the same under the ownership of the host, a cook, and a longtime server. Jennifer Bennett, who's owned and run the restaurant for 20 years, says it's time to move on, and she's happy to be keeping it in the family, so to speak. [CBS SF]
  • The team behind Millennium, the former SF vegan restaurant that relocated to Berkeley in 2015, is returning to SF to open a plant-based brewpub in the former Southpaw BBQ space on Mission Street. The concept is called Above Ground, and it will feature pizzas, Mediterranean small plates, and house-brewed beer. [Eater]
  • Socialhaus, the new members-only co-working and social space at 463 Castro, has been told by Planning to cease operations this month. The space got approval as a limited restaurant, with Flying Falafel as the vendor, but it was reported the day it opened for being a General Entertainment use instead. [Hoodline]
  • Noe Valley's Savor Open Kitchen, open since 2000, just closed its doors. It's been under its current ownership since 2017, and owner Charlie Sirhed says "Noe Valley has changed" and the restaurant's remaining loyal customers "weren't enough" to support it. [SFGate]
  • A commissary or "ghost" kitchen has just opened in a former Noe Valley restaurant space called Local Food Hall. The kitchen, in the former Pasta Gina space, prepares delivery food for four different SF restaurants: dosa by Dosa, Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, Belly Burgers, and Poki Time. [Hoodline]
  • Chef Chris Kronner of Kronnerburger fame is no longer running the kitchen or consulting at Henry's in Berkeley. He says he left there in November, and the menu has been remade by chef Daniel Westfall. [Eater]
  • Gay4U, the vegan-friendly Oakland restaurant born out of the Hella Vegan Eats pop-up, gets a review this week from the East Bay Express. The place gets raves for its vegan fried "chicken" sandwich, and a gooey-sounding veggie burger, but there's also healthier stuff like "an entrée salad with delicata squash, crispy shiitake mushrooms, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and crunchy pepitas, all dressed in a mojito-inspired mint-lime vinaigrette and dusted with crumbled cashews." [East Bay Express]
  • Outer Sunset-based Devil's Teeth Baking Co. is expanding with a second location in the Outer Richmond. [Chronicle]
  • Fish & Bird Sousaku Izakaya is headed for the former Saha space in downtown Berkeley. [Chronicle]
  • The Pleasanton-based Two Amigos Taqueria has a "buy a burrito, share a burrito" program where people can pre-pay for meals for people in need and tack the receipt to the wall. [ABC 7]

This Week in Soleil Ho

The Chronicle critic submits a review of three-month-old Tsuta, the world's first Michelin-starred ramen shop from Tokyo which opened an outpost here in October. While she says the place was clearly built for crowds, and the Tokyo shop sees customers lining up four hours before it opens, the SF location has failed to launch, and the reason may be in the ramen itself. She notes that chef Yuki Onishi flew out to get the kitchen and staff set up, but he clearly didn't stay long enough. "After a week, Onishi returned to Tokyo to leave the kitchen in the care of local chef Bobby Siu. This baby bird had to learn how to fly on its own. It still hasn’t." She had mixed experiences with the tonkotsu broth, and didn't care for the shoyu or miso broths. And she complains of chashu pork topping that "often has the chew of boiled supermarket bologna."

Top photo via Tsuta