As reported in the Scoop, Peninsula outfit with the racy name ASIAN BOX is opening a San Francisco location in Macy’s Union Square. Partners Frank Klein, Grace Nguyen, and Chad Newton opened in Palo Alto in 2012, and this is their first venture northward. The new spot will be moving into the former Wolfgang Puck space in the Macy’s basement marketplace, offering fresh rice bowls to hungry shoppers; check out the menu here. Look for an opening later this summer. 170 O’Farrell St. in the Macy’s Marketplace.
A second SALUMERIA from the Ne Timeas Restaurant Group (Flour + Water, Central Kitchen) will be opening in the Hamm’s Building in September. On offer: a lineup of their house sandwiches, salads, soups, antipasti, plus wine and beer (available to drink on-premise only) and espresso drinks. There will be a larder with some take-home items, but not as extensive as the original location. Hours will be Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, with a happy hour as well. 1550 Bryant St. at Alameda.
The six-spice chicken at Asian Box. Photo by Sonya Yu via Facebook.