4042 24th
With Mi Lindo Yucatan having moved out a year ago and the space since remodeled and expanded to 2,495 square feet, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is poised to approve the conditional use authorization for Patxi’s Chicago Pizza to fill the vacant storefront at 4042 24th Street in Noe Valley.
Also in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow, a public hearing on the proposed 25-35 Dolores Street project and the conditional use authorization for a new doggy day care at 130 Turk in the Tenderloin.
130 Turk (Image Source: MapJack.com)
UPDATE: A separate proposal to add a fourth floor, parking in the basement, and nine residential units on the three upper floors of 130 Turk is also making its way through Planning. Cat people will need not apply.
4042 24th Street Conditional Use Authorization [sf-planning.org]
Growing Pains For Noe Along 24th [SocketSite]
San Francisco Planning Commission Agenda: September 2, 2010 [sf-planning.org]
The Plans For 25-35 Dolores Street (S&C Ford Garage) As Proposed [SocketSite]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by mikey woodz

    so more chains on 24th so much for that rule

  2. Posted by R

    I don’t think they qualify local restaurants with 3-4 locations a chain.

  3. Posted by mikey woodz

    good point I thought there we more of them…what is the qualifying factor to be considered a chain here in SF?

  4. Posted by jason

    God forbid any local business actually show signs of prosperity. I’ll say it…Anyone who opposses Patxi’s is a communist.

  5. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: A separate proposal to add a fourth floor, parking in the basement, and nine residential units on the three upper floors of 130 Turk is also making its way through Planning. Cat people will need not apply.

  6. Posted by John

    Patxi’s? I guess it’s good for kids, but it’s not a place I’d frequent. I must be a communist.
    There are a couple of notable exceptions, but what’s with the dearth of good food in Noe. I’ve now lived in this town for 15 years and rarely eat in that ‘hood. I find that most of my friends agree, but I haven’t seen it discussed much. Is it the young family demographics that results in mediocre eats?

  7. Posted by suspicious

    Anything Chicago related should not need approval from any mere SF planning board. Let them have a hundred free parking spots, 18 floors, whatever they want. Make sure BART, Caltrain, Muni have stops there. And an HSR stop.

  8. Posted by murphstahoe

    John – the lack of good eats pre-dates the stroller boom. If anything, it’s better now, with Fresca replacing a very bad Chinese restaurant, Contigo moved in. And that’s with the moratorium. Maybe now we’ll see more improvements.
    Honestly I think Patxi’s and Little Chihuahua/Boulange before it fill a bigger hole in Noe Valley. On the higher end don’t forget places like Firefly, Bacco, Incanto that get a lot of well deserved press, and lesser known places like Lupa which are really quite good. What’s in that mid-range? Barney’s? Haystacks? Henry’s Hunan?

  9. Posted by DanRH

    John – echo your comment but it’s actually gotten better in the last few years than it was, at least my opinion. My take is it’s just simply not enough (young) people coming to this hood in the evening. After 9pm, it’s quiet. Much better to be in the Mission / etc.

  10. Posted by steve

    As a Noe Valley resident, as far as I am concerned, if you don’t like the restaurants, go elsewhere. Since when was that the most important measure of the quality of a neighborhood?

  11. Posted by Denis

    I ate at Patxi’s once in Hayes valley… It took an hour to get the pizza and it was uncooked and ice cold in the middle. I never went back… I must be missing something. I rarely see huge crowds in the Fillmore location. I wish them luck though..

  12. Posted by noearch

    Tons of good restaurants in Noe Valley. Don’t forget about Erics and Alice’s…great chinese food, nice people, cool setting, good prices.

  13. Posted by 94114

    And La Ciccia (Sardinian) on 30th and Church.

  14. Posted by Willow

    Denis – Yelp reviews for Patxi’s are pretty good. It’s not Gialina or Flour & Water but decent nonetheless. I’ve been a few times and the whole wheat crust low fat mozzarella Californian is actually tasty. I suspect it’s going to do well with the meat & potatoes NV crowd.
    Thumbs down on Incanto…If you’re into organ meat you’re gonna love it.

  15. Posted by EH

    Organ meat? Yes, please.
    Even though it’s Patxi’s (probably wanting some overflow from Pasta Pomodoro), I keep holding out hope for that space in general. It seems to be cursed.
    From my memory of when that guy who was on a reality TV show wanted to open a frozen yogurt place in North Beach that the chain limit is 8 locations. My memory may be bad, though.

  16. Posted by Eric in SF

    I’ve eaten twice at Paxti’s in Hayes Valley and both times my fingers swelled up from all the salt in the sauce.

  17. Posted by James

    Mikey: The City defines “formula retail” (i.e. chains) as having more than 11 stores. Once you hit a dozen, you’re too big.

  18. Posted by mikey woodz

    good to know thanks James

  19. Posted by yao

    people who actually like chicago pizza might also oppose patxi’s.

  20. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    I haven’t found real Chicago style pizza anywhere in this fair state. What’s the deal ? Paxtis and Pizza Chicago are good, but far from the real thing.
    Other foods that Chicago provides effortlessly but for some reason are unavailable in California : Gyros (the real thing, not that fake meatloaf stuff), brick cheese, really bad Mexican food.

  21. Posted by givemeabreak

    then move to Chicago, maybe there is also some real estate news there?

  22. Posted by pacific

    I think Zachary’s is the best Chicago-style pizza in the bay area. I wish they had a city location. Spinach & mushroom is my favorite. For Gyros, Yiassoo in Cupertino and Ayola on New Montgomery & Minna are both pretty good, IMO.

  23. Posted by NoeValleyJim

    What is wrong with Little Star?

  24. Posted by EH

    Little Star you say? Based on the neighborhood crime comparisons foisted from time to time in these hallowed divs, the average poster on this board would be scared witless at 15th/Valencia.

  25. Posted by pacific

    Little Star has a Divis location as well. It’s extremely popular, regardless of the neighborhood, but I’m not a big fan. I still like Zachary’s better. Maybe it’s the sauce. Whatever it is, this thread is making me hungry.

  26. Posted by steve

    When did this become a restaurant review site? Go to Yelp.

  27. Posted by pacific

    I was just on Yelp, but they sent me over here for posting reviews of houses that were being listed.

  28. Posted by bernalkid

    anybody ever found any italian beef sandwiches in SF or bay area?

  29. Posted by sfrenegade

    “anybody ever found any italian beef sandwiches in SF”
    Yes, the new Tony’s coal-fired pizza place next to Tony’s Pizza Napoletana has Italian beef sandwiches.
    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2010/08/tonys_coal_fired_pizza_and_sli.php
    Wasn’t that impressed with their pizza, and I haven’t tried the Italian beef sandwiches yet.

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