I was happy to read that there are some changes coming to the corner of 16th Street and Guerrero: someone has finally taken over the highly desirable ANDALU location and is doing something new with it. And that someone is Joe Hargrave (Tacolicious), who is partnering with Brandon Jew to open CHINO, a modern Chinese restaurant that will highlight dumplings, noodles, and other small plates. Since Jew’s upcoming restaurant isn’t opening in Chinatown until 2015, the timing should work out well. The space will be getting a refresh, with the bar getting elongated, and there will be an open kitchen.
Andalu has held down the corner for the past 12 years, and will remain open through New Year’s Eve for a final blowout. How convenient, it’s on a Tuesday, so I imagine chef-owner Calvin Schneiter will be going nuts with the ahi tuna tacos. (Via Scoop.) 3198 16th St. at Guerrero, 415-621-2211.
The interior of Andalu. Photo via Facebook.