Author Archives: Max Hauser

About Max Hauser

Resident with acknowledged food obsession, active in Bay Area food and wine organizations 30 years. Dining in downtown MV regularly for 20 years and occasionally for 10 years before that.

Restaurant Scene: May 2022

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Remembering Yakko Sushi by Max Hauser Yakko Sushi on W. Dana, 45­-year-­plus member of the downtown­-area restaurant cluster that has made Castro Street a dining “destination” in recent decades, closed in March. A posted notice expressed regrets, and memories of … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: August 2021.

Mifen101 has been operating lately in 841 Villa, replacing the short-lived Noodle King, which specialized in biangbiang noodles.  Mifen101’s specialty is a different regional Chinese noodle type, mifen, made from rice, in various preparations. After a year-plus of closure, Xanh … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: May 2021

Ramen turnover:  After 10 years, Shalala closed in October at the Dana/Hope corner, citing the pandemic.  Soon after which, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling, a chain from Japan named for a mountain there, opened for takeout and delivery at 124 Castro, … Continue reading

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Minutes — Dec. 14, 2020

Minutes of OMVNA Steering Committee meeting, Monday, December 14, 2020, 7:30PM, convened electronically (via Zoom, recorded). Note:  This was the annual “General” meeting, occupied mainly with election of next year’s Steering Committee and some annual summaries, rather than new Steering-Committee … Continue reading

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Downtown MV restaurant update, October 2020

Castro St. closure extended indefinitely:  Four downtown blocks of Castro St. have been individually closed to car traffic (a program called “Summer StrEats”).   In early September the City Council voted to extend the closure for the duration of the … Continue reading

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