July 14, 2022
Gourmet Carousel, a fixture in San Francisco’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood since 1984, is currently closed. But the question is: for how long? First spotted by Marcia Gagliardi, aka The Tablehoppernew management has yet to take over.
The nearly 40-year-old restaurant on the corner of Pine and Franklin Streets, with its navy blue awning that at one point was a distinct shade of San Francisco street sign green, has been serving Chinese food to local residents and restaurant critics alike over the years. In 1994, former San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer reviewed Gourmet Carousel and wrote, “It has been one of the nicest surprises I can remember: three-star food at prices that rival any in the city.” (SFGATE and the Chronicle are both owned by Hearst but operate independently of one another.)
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