The sign at Spice Jar. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
It looks like there is a taker for the former Local’s Corner space, which closed late last year. It’s called ~THE SPICE JAR~ according to a note in the window of the restaurant, and comes from owner Ryuichi Hamada.
They’ll be serving pan-Asian comfort food, with an emphasis on local ingredients. Think noodles, rice, and spices like garlic, ginger, and chiles, but locally sourced. Details are a bit limited at the moment, but we hear they are planning to open at the end of May. The space is currently papered over, but it sounds like a quick turnaround. They do, however, plan to add a hood to the kitchen so they can have access to a stove, which will be new for the space. We’ll keep you updated. 2500 Bryant St. at 23rd St., 415-829-3668.