The entry to Ana Mandara. Photo from Facebook.
The sign in the window of Ti Piacerá.
After 12-plus years in business, ~ANA MANDARA~ in Ghirardelli Square is closing at the end of dinner service this Friday October 26th. In a note from chef Khai Duong, he says, “We will miss stepping into Ana Mandara each day and are grateful to the guests, staff, and vendors we have built relationships with over these years.” 891 Beach St. at Hyde, 415-771-6800.
A tablehopper reader wrote in to say: “Just heard that the entire kitchen staff of ~TI PIACERÁ~ walked out at this Polk Street eatery last Thursday evening!” While this remains unconfirmed, another reader who lives in the neighborhood sent me the accompanying pic in the window on Monday morning. Sounds like some changes are afoot; will let you know when I learn more. 1507 Polk St. at California, 415-771-9946.
Also heard from Preeti Mistry that she has gone separate ways with her business partner and will no longer be opening ~JUHU BEACH CLUB~ at 2146 Mission Street. She is currently scouting new locations in SF, and also Oakland—stand by for news of a new location! And it’s hopefully soon—I want another one of her tasty vada pav.