We're still awaiting absolute confirmation on this, but both a tipster and a Yelper say that Dancing Pig BBQ (544 Castro Street) has been closed since Monday, with upturned chairs and no signs of life. There's no note on the door, no outgoing message about the closure, and the Facebook page is still alive, so we hesitate to call this one. However there may be some connection with the lease the place would be exactly a year old as of this week. Stay tuned. [Grub Street]
Update: We confirmed the closure after rolling by the place on February 7 to find it dark at 6 p.m., and now Castro Biscuit also gets confirmation from several employees. And yes, their Yelp rating did kind of take a dive over the course of twelve months, and never stayed much above three stars to begin with.
Update 2: Turns out the guys behind nearby Poesia are taking the space to open a new Italian concept, name TBA.