Pineapple bun from Sheng Kee; Yelp photo by Denise W.
Just before the holiday break I received an email from Manhal Jweinat, the owner of ~MANZONI~ in Glen Park, telling me he was due to open at the end of the week. Poor guy, I tortured him for months with check-ins and questions about his opening (since 1998, to be exact). This family-style Italian place is now open in the old Bird & Beckett bookstore location. 2790 Diamond St. at Chenery, 415-334-2251.
A tipster informs me the former Beautifull! location in the Inner Sunset is becoming another location of ~SHENG KEE~ bakery, which has locations all over the Bay Area. It’s slated to open this Thursday January 5th. Hours will be daily 8am-9pm. 816 Irving St. at 9th Ave., 415-242-9200.
And in Oakland, ~FAZ OAKLAND~ opened on New Year’s Eve. Faz is open for lunch and dinner; you can peek and the dinner menu here. Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 5pm-10pm. 1111 Broadway at 11th St., Oakland, 510-272-1111.