Tidbits: The Grind Reopens Today, Holy Kitchen Coming Soon, Lime Tree Expands


The newly refreshed interior of The Grind Cafe. Yelp photo by Nathan R.

As we reported in January, Lower Haight mainstay ~THE GRIND~ closed for an expansion and remodel. After a heads up from Haighteration, we followed up to learn they reopen Tuesday Febraury 25th (today!), with more space. New on the menu: you’ll find a beet salad and eggs Benedict, plus there’s more space for patrons to sit. Hours are 7am-8pm daily. 783 Haight St. at Scott, 415-864-0955.

Noe Valley is getting a new Indian restaurant, in the former Swatdee Thai location. As we reported back in November, the space was taken over by the same people who own Little Delhi in the Tenderloin. It’s called ~HOLY KITCHEN~ and they are hoping to open this week. The menu is more extensive than Little Delhi, and offers regional specialties from across India; peek at the menu here. Initial hours will be Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, closed Monday. 4166 24th St. at Diamond, 415-648-4416.

According to ABC records and some sharp eyes on Chowhound, Singapore Malaysian on Clement Street has closed and already has a new taker. It appears that ~LIME TREE~, the Southeast Asian restaurant on Irving, is moving in with a second location. Right now, the windows are papered over, and a call to Lime Tree confirmed that there will be a second location but “nobody knows when it will open; nobody here knows anything.” Which might be the best quote about food industry construction ever. 836 Clement St. at 10th Ave.