Chinatown Legend Hing Lung Company to Open New Restaurant in Bernal Heights
Hing Lung Company, the Chinatown restaurant best known for its cracked-skin roast pig and succulent char siu, is expanding for the first time in its 41-year history. the Chronicle of San Francisco reports that owners and brothers Eric and Simon Cheung plan to open a new restaurant called Go Duck Yourself at 439 Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights next summer. Unlike Hing Lung, which is only a take-out restaurant, Go Duck Yourself will have around 20 seats, the the Chronicle reports, plus a parklet.
The name may be familiar to fans: During the pandemic, owners launched Hing Lung’s Go Duck Yourself on UberEats, which was the restaurant’s first time offering comforting Cantonese cuisine, including roasted pork belly, Honey and soy glazed ribs slowly poached the chicken in sauce became available for delivery. The online menu is small compared to what’s available at the original location, however, focusing exclusively on roast meats, served with rice and vegetables.
And if you’re wondering how they picked Bernal Heights for the expansion, the Cheungs tell the the Chronicle they noticed lots of delivery orders from southeast San Francisco and the peninsula, which made Bernal Heights a good choice. But they also have their eyes on the horizon and hope to open other Go Duck Yourself locations, including Southern California, in the future. [SF Chronicle]
As we reported earlier this week, the only San Francisco location on In-N-Out remains closed for indoor dining because the company adamantly and vehemently refuses to implement the vaccination mandate of the city – news that got media across the state to draw closer watch the cult favorite. SFist noticed that the Department of Public Health appeared to be trolling the burger company on Twitter on Tuesday, while a SF Chronicle A political reporter pointed out that the fast food chain donated $ 40,000 to the California Republican Party’s efforts to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, which was largely a reaction to its response to the pandemic. There is also at least one other In-N-Out location subject to fines for non-compliance with vaccination warrants; the outpost adjacent to the still busy freeway in Pleasant Hill has been cited on multiple occasions by the Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, according to a CBS report. [SFist/Chronicle/CBS]
Despite a call from the neighbors, the somewhat controversial plan to demolish the highly recognizable train-car-inspired facade of the Grubstake Diner – and rebuild it with an additional 8 floors of accommodation at the top – will continue, Hoodline reports. [Hoodline]
And in case you missed the story of our colleagues in Los Angeles, farm-to-table meat merchant Belcampo is pretty much kaput, shutting down all “e-commerce, retail, and restaurant operations.” “- and yes, that includes the Oakland store. The drastic contraction of the company’s physical footprint comes months after an investigation into Eater LA found the company had mislabeled its products in multiple locations for months. [Eater LA]