Wow, I was surprised to see on The Tenderlife blog that the old-school fish-and-chips shop, THE OLD CHELSEA, has closed and been replaced by ARIA, “a Korean-American snack bar.” According to Yelp, items on the menu include KFC (Korean fried chicken), deep-fried seaweed with garlic soy sauce, and pot stickers. (You’ll need to hoof it over to Picadilly Fish & Chips at 1348 Polk for your fish and chips fix.) 932 Larkin St. at Geary, 415-292-6914.
Grub Street breaks the news that the Castro’s comfort food outpost, BLUE, has closed, and the windows are papered over. 2337 Market St. at Noe.
According to Grub Street, SNEAKY’S BBQ is going to be leaving Rebel on Market and will be relocating “to a more permanent home on the 24th Street corridor in the Mission sometime in the early fall, possibly by late September.” The last day you can score their tasty pulled pork at Rebel will be July 15th. Stand by to find out what goes into the space next.
The Old Chelsea. Yelp photo by Kent W.