Get your durian soufflés
Lovessy Asian Fusion & Souffles Bistro is now open at 832 Clement Street. In a space decked out in pale wood and Edison light bulbs, Lovessy serves a variety of Asian-influenced fare (duck breast with passion fruit sauce, ribeye with burnt miso), most notably 10 different soufflés for dessert. Not to be confused with the Japanese souffle pancakes y’all seem to be losing your minds over, these are classic, tall, $20 soufflés in the French style — just accented with Asian flavors such as matcha, ube, and durian.
Goodbye Little Henry’s
After more than three decades of serving affordable Italian eats, Tenderloin hole-in-the-wall Little Henry’s has closed. According to Hoodline, it’s likely to become a Thai restaurant run by the same folks behind Siam Spoon in South San Francisco.
On-trend cafe in Oakland
Fig & Poe Coffee Bar is now open at 396 11th Street in downtown Oakland, a neighborhood that’s surprisingly not packed with cafes already. In an Instagram-friendly setting full of white tile and hanging plants, Fig & Poe serves Equator coffee, Firebrand Artisan Breads pastries, avocado toast, and Liege waffles studded with cheese and jalapeños or bacon.
More hipness in Berkeley
More tile, greenery, avocado toast, and Equator coffee have also coincidentally taken up residence in the Elmwood at Palm Açai Cafe, 2929 College Avenue. The focus, however, is on smoothies and eight açai bowls loaded with the likes of raw honey, bee pollen, and goji berries.
Ethiopian all day
Pizza from a DJ, just like you always wanted
Here’s some very important food news: Steve Aoki, the fourth-highest paid DJ on the planet, has gotten into the pizza business. His Los Angeles-based Pizzaoki is apparently poised for national expansion.