While today isn’t normally a Chronicle Over Coffee day, a couple items piqued our interest enough to run a small edition. Here’s an abbreviated SFCOC for your Monday holiday.
In the food section, Michael Bauer visits O Izakaya Lounge, the new-ish Japanese small-plates joint in the Hotel Kabuki. [O Izakaya Riffs On Japanese Tradition With Winning Food]
And there’s a very nice Carl Nolte send-off of Speedy’s Market, the Telegraph Hill stalwart that seems like it belongs more to the San Francisco of Tales of the City than today’s big-money neighborhood crowd. It’s such a pity when little hubs like this close down, but there’s a chance to save this one. The market needs new owners or it will be closed and the property sold. If anyone out there is interested in becoming Mr. or Ms. Telegraph Hill, please get on it quickly. [Beloved Telegraph Hill market seeks new owners]