According to permits, a restaurant called ~ARABIAN NIGHTS~ was coming to the Mission, and if we use one Yelp shill/posting as proof, it’s supposedly open—although I couldn’t get anyone to answer the phone last night to share more details. The Yelper says the chef specializes in Lebanese food, and mentions a hookah, which won’t be seeing much action. 2345 Mission St. at 19th St., 415-648-1444.
The intrepid Jason B. let me know Jackie’s Vinoteca and Cafe is now ~JAVA WASTED~, of which he says, “standard cafe fare and caffeine, internet—you’d think with the name they’d be serving booze with every order.” Well, at least there are mimosas. 105 Valencia St. at McCoppin.
And this may be old news, but Jason also let me know that ~PETRINO~ in the Financial District has closed. 322 Kearny St. at Pine.