As the adage goes, news travels fast. And, in a city as socially connected as S.F., "fast" doesn't even cut it – try lightning speed. That's why we local editors work 'round the clock to keep our eyes on the prize and ears to the ground, to bring forth the buzziest and freshest headlines in and around our city. This week, from a gorgeous home interiors store opening its doors to the legal troubles facing Pinterest, here's everything you need to know to stay in the know.
We hope your New Year's weight-loss resolution lets you have a cheat day, because at long last, The Tamale Lady is set to open her very own eatery. Rumor has it she’ll start shelling out the goods later this month in her location near 16th and Mission streets. We’ll have our stretchy pants on standby until then. (Mission Mission)
In awww-inducing news, Sucker Punch star Jamie Chung is now engaged to actor Bryan Greenberg after he got down on one knee in San Francisco during the holidays. First Kimye, now these love birds — it’s official, S.F. is where to go for some romancin’. (Us Weekly)
So Pinterest is in some legal trouble in Europe. A European trademark office is claiming the photo-sharing site does not own the rights to the name there. And, it gets messier: There’s another start-up by the same name in London. Well, we’re certainly pinterested to see how this turns out. (Biz Journals)
Apparently, Design Within Reach doesn’t believe in the phrase, “divide and conquer,” because it has closed down its three S.F. locations for one amazing mega store. The new locale in Potrero Hill is a whopping 20,000 square feet and boasts an insane amount of décor goodies. Look out for its garden installation later this month. (Design With Reach)
You might want to make Ocean Beach your next destination for bar hopping because there’s a new buzzy watering hole in the works. Landmark strip club The Lusty Lady is to be transformed into a drinking spot courtesy of the folks behind Tosca Café. The Mill’s architect Seth Boor will be behind the design, so it’s bound to be a complete experience for the senses. (Eater SF)