Criolla Kitchen/Parish Eleven: Not Happening

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Interior photo by John Glenn.

After Eater and Grub Street posted about a “closed until further notice” sign in the window of ~CRIOLLA KITCHEN~/the upcoming ~PARISH ELEVEN~ in the Castro, I heard back from my contacts over there about what’s going on. Yeah, it’s complicated, but basically the deal with the old ownership group didn’t work out, and the ownership made the decision to close. It’s not clear what’s next for chef Randy Lewis; Lewis, who was not an owner, said it’s unfortunate it didn’t work out. Hans Purohit, who was brought on to be part of the Parish Eleven incarnation, said he might be popping up with some of the crew in a space in the Mission; I’ll keep you posted.