THE MISSION—Just when you were starting to worry about Limon—closed for the past month-plus—7x7's Bits + Bites not only shares an explanation for the delayed reopening (chef/owner Martin Castillo is simply waiting for the insurance money), but some juicy plans for a new Limon spinoff:
Two weeks ago he quietly took over the Pollo Rico space on the corner of 21st and South Van Ness ... he plans to open his Peruvian-style rotisserie and small plates restaurant, quietly, by Wednesday of next week—named, simply, Limón Rotisserie.Well, that's one way to spend your time while waiting for the insurance money, and a pretty quick turnaround for the 21st Street space too. Getting back to the original Limon, Castillo tells 7x7 that it when it reopens, it will be a "brand new restaurant" with more of a focus "on ceviche and lounging."
· When Life Gives you Limón's [B+B]
· FireWire: Limon Forced to Shutter For Renovations [~ESF~]