Eater SF reports that Mission izakaya Nombe has closed its doors until January 14th while new chef Vincent Shofield settles in and adds his new updates.

Carolyn Alburger reports that, “The restaurant is currently closed so that Takahashi can lead Schofield through what sounds like a sort of hazing to get him up to speed on all things Japanese. He’s got cooking stints lined up in various izakayas and is taking in as many Tokyo markets as possible. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Payne is upping the sake list to 100 bottles, expanding the wine list to include over 40 Nor Cal labels and the interior is getting a refresh.”

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