I just love seeing some of the things that sizzle on the ABC liquor license transfer wires, especially when it involves our dear Azalina Eusope opening AZALINA’S in the former Contigo space in Noe Valley! She doesn’t want to talk about details just yet, but is very excited to share an update soon. For now, we can dream of being able to sit and enjoy her beautiful laksa and Malaysian curries with a glass of wine in a chic restaurant space, with real bowls and plates. I can’t wait to hear more. For now, continue to enjoy her casual counter in The Market in the Twitter building. I love her cooking so much, and I know many others do too—she has a busy catering business, but this is definitely an exciting development. 1320 Castro St. at 24th St.
A switcheroo on Russian Hill: SEVEN HILLS is going to be moving from its cozy digs (seriously, have you ever seen the size of that tiny kitchen?) into the Stones Throw space (1896 Hyde St. at Green) after the location’s seismic retrofit is finished next year. Look for an expanded menu and more. [Via Eater.]
In the meantime, keep following their Instagram to see when they’re serving their veal osso buco with saffron risotto again—I had some last winter, and it was a dream dish on a cold night. 1550 Hyde St. at Pacific, 415-775-1550.
The exterior of Seven Hills. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.