The dance floor and bar at Rasselas Jazz Club. Photo from Facebook.
Adriano Paganini, part of the team behind the Super Duper burger chain, Beretta, Lolinda, and Delarosa, is opening a taqueria downtown, the Scoop reports. It will be in the former location of Sellers Markets, and Paganini plans to call it ~UNO DOS TACOS~ (although that may change). He says they won’t be doing customizable-style service à la Chipotle. Instead, look for simple, authentic Mexican platters of high-quality meat and produce, with housemade salsa and tortillas. The space is large (3,000 square feet), and will seat about 50 inside, plus another 40 on the outdoor patio. Opening is slated for this fall. 595 Market St. at 2nd St.
After almost 30 years (open since 1986) of serving Ethiopian food and live music in San Francisco, ~RASSELAS JAZZ CLUB AND RESTAURANT~ is sadly closing. Scoop reports their last day is Saturday August 17th; you can read details of their farewell party (and note) on their Facebook page. No word on the upcoming project, called Era Restaurant, that is taking its place (from owner Lily Nguyen). 1534 Fillmore St. at Geary.