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The Shutter: Fisherman's Wharf Does Not Want Your "Exotic" Eateries, Thank You Very Much

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The Shutter is your regular dose of all bar and restaurant closings around town.
No tourists, no locals, no service.

1) Taqueria Alebrijes: Don't let the imminent renaissance of Ghirardelli Square fool you; Fisherman's Wharf is still a rocky place for a restaurant to flourish, particularly if your restaurant happens to be of the ethnic variety. Support from locals is virtually absent, and during the tourist season, those unfortunate shorts-wearing, sunscreen-touting tourists are more likely to head to IHOP than a dingy taqueria. In other words, Fisherman's Wharf is like a weird pocket of the city where a taqueria is actually considered exotic. So it went with Taqueria Alebrijes, recent victim of the tourist shutter. In its place will be a more benign Thai restaurant going by the name of Thai Mood. Work has yet to begin. Will Thai be more accessible/successful? We shall see. 418 Beach Street, Fisherman's Wharf [Shutter]

2) Kabul City: Right across Taylor, still-open Kabul City will follow in Alebrijes' wake in anywhere from 30 to 45 days, because that's when Beach Street Grill is moving in. A representative from the Afghani restaurant says that it was just too difficult to stay afloat on the Wharf, and they will now turn their focus towards Kabul City's sister establishment in Newark, Afghan Village. In the meantime, the silver lining for you Afghani cuisine aficionados is the recent flurry of openings. 380 Beach St, Fisherman's Wharf; (415) 359-1400 [Shutter]

Your shutter sightings here, por favor.

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