Sometimes craigslist is like a crystal ball for upcoming projects, revealing a few details about restaurants I’ve been tracking. This week, an ad for ~CAFE DES AMIS~ mentions a June opening (we’ll have to see how that maps out since this project keeps getting delayed). One more update about that project: the chef will be Ed Carew, most recently at his now-closed restaurant, The Cottage Eatery, in Tiburon. 2000 Union St. at Buchanan.
It also looks like the Clift Hotel has chosen a name for the restaurant concept taking the place of Asia de Cuba: ~THE VELVET ROOM~. I asked their publicist for an update, and got nuttin’. It seems the name shouldn’t have been listed on the ad, because now the ad just has a generic title. Huh. Time will tell. 495 Geary St. at Taylor.