After over seven years of running a successful underground and pop-up dinner operation, Radio Africa & Kitchen, Ethiopia native Eskender Aseged has his first brick and mortar restaurant at the ready to open next week. A project that's been in the works for over two years, Aseged's restaurant space and some start-up funds came from the City of San Francisco as part of their Bayview redevelopment efforts. The restaurant also had a very successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $14,000. Food will reflect the cuisine of Red Sea- and Mediterranean-bordering countries Aseged has become known for, and vegetables will come from the Bayview Community Garden he founded in 2010.
Now do take a look around above at the space designed by Shatara Architects. According to Inside Scoop, there's room for 55 people, and as you can see there are communal tables and a nice open kitchen. At the outset, dinner will be served from Tuesday through Saturday, and lunch will begin on April 3rd.
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