Just wanted to get a few upcoming openings on your radar. First, I’ve been looking at XICA, coming to Levi’s Plaza this fall. This “Mexican kitchen, Chicana style” is an offshoot from Maria Esquivel’s Chica in Oakland, which opened six years ago—Nosh just reported the Oakland location closed on September 18th, in preparation for this new project. There will be homestyle cooking (her chilaquiles and pozole are delicious), indoor and outdoor seating, a full bar, private dining, and more. Stand by for updates. 1265 Battery St. at Greenwich.
Been seeing posts of test dinners and more for Tracy Goh’s Malaysian restaurant DAMANSARA, opening in the former Ardiana in Noe Valley, it’s looking like it’s almost open! Read more here, stand by for the opening date. 1781 Church St. at 30th St.
A recent newsletter from JOHNNY DOUGHNUTS mentions they are looking at an opening in early October at their new Pacific Heights shop (in the former Smitten) at 2404 California St. at Fillmore.
Malaysian laksa lemak by Tracy Goh of the upcoming Damansara.. Instagram photo via @eatwithtracy.