Chef-partner Ron Pei. Photo courtesy of Chino.
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the changes happening at ~CHINO~ in the Mission, with chef Ron Pei taking over the kitchen after a temporary closure. The restaurant has reopened, and you can look at the new Cali-meets-Chinese menu here (from clams in bacon-jalapeño broth with scallion pancake to Taiwanese beef noodle soup with hand-cut noodles). You’ll even see Pei’s 70-year-old dad there, helping with the housemade noodles and dumplings, like his fish and leek dumplings. Also on the menu: some updated cocktails from bar director-partner Danny Louie.
Over in the Upper Haight, ~PEOPLE’S CAFE~ is sporting a new look, new owner, and new menu (sounds pretty straightforward); check it out in Hoodline. Open daily 8am-9pm (stops serving food at 8pm). 1419 Haight St. at Masonic, 415-553-8842.