Tidbits: Deccan Spice to Castro, Black Cat's New Menu, Paula Wolfert's Culinary Library

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Chicken lunch special at Deccan Spice. Yelp photo by Asma K.

Some quick tidbits for you (and I mean quick): looks like ~DECCAN SPICE~, the Hyderabadi Indian spot on Valencia Street, is taking over the former A.G. Ferrari space in the Castro. 468 Castro St. at Market. [Via Hoodline.]

Chef Alicia Jenish-McCarron’s new menu is in place at ~BLACK CAT~. Look for updated supper club cuisine with NorCal ingredients and modern techniques, like chicken-fried Devil’s Gulch rabbit with tea-soaked prunes and bacon-onion gravy; chicken roulade with king trumpet mushrooms, porcini cream, and cress; and the Kitten Burger with house pimento cheese, aged cheddar, lettuce, radish, carrot, and house-cut fries. Vegetarians will dig a Moroccan quinoa with chard, radish salad, and carrot soubise.

Have you ever dreamed about how amazing Paula Wolfert’s culinary library must be? Well, this is a bit heartbreaking, but she is actually selling it right now: her cookbooks in English are being sold at Green Apple Books in San Francisco, and you can find some of her foreign language cookbooks for sale on eBay. Don’t delay!