Neighborhood Watch

Ownership Brouhaha Shutters Martin Macks; Two Salumeria Pop-Ups Next Week

Upper Haight: Two former business partners are in a war, and the casualty at the moment is Martin Mack’s, the 22-year-old Irish bar on Haight. Employees are boycotting the new owner, who seized the place in a legal battle. It may or may not reopen under the same name. [Haighteration]
Mission: Thomas McNaughton and salumi master Matt Sigler are doing two pop-previews of the upcoming Salumeria — one at Flour + Water on February 29, and one at Clooney’s (1401 Valencia) on March 2. [Eater]
Chinatown: As part of his ongoing Rice Plate Journal, Jonathan Kauffman compares the “different shade of Chinese-American cuisine” at House of Nanking and Chef Jia’s. [SFoodie]
Napa: The Big Gay Train, featuring a dinner aboard the Napa wine train with wine pairings from LGBT winemakers from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, rolls again on March 31. Get your seat here. [Scoop]

Ownership Brouhaha Shutters Martin Macks; Two Salumeria Pop-Ups Next Week