Sadness: Aatxe Closing at the End of May, Aperto Closes, Tribute to Henry Chung


The dining room at Aatxe. Photo: Charlie Villyard.

Some closures around the city include ~AATXE~ on May 28th, which is joining the news of the changes regarding Cafe du Nord as well. Eater reports Ne Timeas is potentially looking for another location for the Spanish concept. But for now, that’s it for the plancha fried rice. 2174 Market St. at Sanchez.

Over in Potrero Hill, ~APERTO~ is now chiuso after almost 25 years of business. Scoop reports the closure was due to an ongoing landlord dispute. Owner Chris Shepherd will continue to run Bellanico in Oakland. 1434 18th St. at Connecticut.

Pour out some chile oil for the passing of Henry Chung at 99 ripe years, who is the Henry behind the Henry’s Hunan restaurants throughout the city. Jonathan Kauffman wrote a fascinating piece about Chung’s path to being one of the first chefs to bring Hunanese cuisine to the U.S. with his wife, Diana. Condolences to his family and many friends (and fans).