Postpone all Aina plans
Hawaiian hotspot Aina — one of Eater’s essential restaurants in SF — abruptly closed this weekend, and the Dogpatch restaurant will remain closed through the end of January. Owners Jordan Keao and Cheryl Liew are flying to Singapore to deal with personal and family medical issues. Eater has reached out for more details.
A new destination for stromboli
The team behind Scolari’s Good Eats has opened a new downtown Alameda restaurant with a distinctly East Coast flavor: Marley G’s Pizzeria (1330 Park Street). Located in the former Bowzer’s Pizza space, Marley G’s serves thin-crust pies, chicken parmesan (and other variations available plated or as sandwiches), rotisserie chicken, and, most excitingly, stromboli. Not too long ago, Scolari’s served stromboli regularly at its downtown post — there is also a location at Rock Wall Wine Company — and now the East Bay has a reliable spot to order the Philadelphia-born rolled pizzas, with toppings such as pepperoni, goat cheese, meatball, and pesto. Beer and wine are still to come. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
A new Indian restaurant, Amirah, has taken over the Passion Peruana space at 993 N. Point Street in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. The menu is refreshingly short, with a few classic curries, grilled meats, and creative small plates, including masala nacho fries and tacos stuffed with chicken tikka, prawns, or paneer.
Get your beet lattes here, folks
SF’s third Bluestone Lane is now open at 225 Bush Street in the Financial District. The Aussie-inspired cafe serves cold-pressed juice and “wellness lattes,” such as turmeric and beet lattes, in addition to coffee and toasts.