I’m always happy to hear of “food truck to brick and mortar” success stories. And here’s a good one: the fine folks behind the CURRY UP NOW trucks, Akash and Rana Kapoor, are opening a 49-seat location in downtown San Mateo (previously Dalia Tapas, and prior to that, Gator’s Neo Soul Cafe). The soft opening is this Friday April 15th, with a grand opening on Saturday the 16th.
The menu will be the same as the trucks: tikka masala burritos, a kathi roll, and deconstructed samosas and aloo tikki, with some additions, like sandwiches, their spin on a quesadilla, and their “un-burger” made with lamb. The weekends are when they’ll reportedly “go crazy,” with all kinds of street food dishes with a twist, like puri and pav bhaji. Opening hours are 11am-9pm, and possibly until 10pm Thu-Sat; weekend hours will be starting earlier since they will be offering breakfast. Beer and wine will also be coming in a few months. 129 South B St. at 1st St., 650-477-3000.