Longtime local Middle-Eastern grocer, deli, and grill Rose International Market reopened February 18 in its bright new quarters, 801 W. El Camino off Castro.
Treats on Castro, 282-Castro arm of San-José Persian bakery C’est Si Bon, closed in March after nine months in business.
301 Castro St. at Dana (former home of Books Inc.) will be remodeled to a mixed-use building. City staff tell me a café tenant is already committed for the ground floor.
Flights (800 California at Castro), the new large restaurant and bar featuring comfort food served “tapas-style,” has expanded its menu by “celebrity chef” Kyle Kingrey.
Elegant wine-bar-and-small-plates lounge Le Plonc at 331 Castro is launching further locations in Sunnyvale (279 W. Washington Ave.) and in Melbourne, Australia.
I’m a fan of the unique, good-value biryanis at BiryaniZ, 246 Castro (biryanis are complexly spiced rice mixtures that come layered with your choice of meats, shrimps, etc.). In May the restaurant plans to add a lunch buffet that will allow sampling different styles.
HeyO! at Ava’s Market, a 100% plant-based Modern-Americana restaurant, expects to open in May inside Ava’s Market (where Omelette House was), 340 Castro. heyoeats.com Recent Nextdoor thread: https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=109722924
Note: HeyO! at Ava’s plans to do some sampling / soft-opening during this weekend’s downtown-MV street fair.