Castro Restaurant Update: Canela Opens, 2223 Sold


Canela interior; photo by J. Barmann/Grub Street.

I was happy to receive a note from the owners of ~CANELA~ that they have opened their doors. You can read all about this Spanish-style restaurant in my previous report, and Grub Street even has a slideshow of the renovation—they did a nice job. 2272 Market St. at 16th St., 415-552-3000.

Meanwhile, Inside Scoop reports stalwart ~2223 RESTAURANT~ has been sold to new owners, and is morphing into Jake’s on Market. New owners Tim Travelstead and Brad Becker expect the transition to happen after the holidays, and will be keeping the neighborhood-friendly vibe. Some slight tweaks: they will be offering “a broader selection of American contemporary cuisine (burgers, nightly specials, etc.) at a more accessible price point. They plan to be open for lunch, dinner and late night service. And of course, weekend brunch. There will still be a full bar.” Jim Maxwell of Architects II is behind the redesign. Amazing to think “no name” has been open since 1995, the year after I moved to San Francisco. I had many martinis at that bar in my twenties, and I always loved the cheerful staff—here’s hoping many of them stay on. 2223 Market St. at Sanchez, 415-431-0692.