At the end of last week I heard word that BOULETTES LARDER was expanding, but before someone would confirm it, it looks like the Scoop got the phone call. Amaryll Schwertner and business partner Lori Regis are taking over the former Culinaire space next door in the Ferry Building and will be opening BOULI BAR. Look for 50 seats, lunch and dinner, and a wood-burning oven (yes, there will be pizza). The opening date is targeted for February 2013. Note that Boulettes Larder will also close in January for a month of freshening up.
Eater mentions Marco Senghor of Bissap Baobab and Bollywood Cafe in the Mission has opened the loungey ATAYA in the Bollywood space, serving African “tapas” until late (2am) on Fridays and Saturdays.
tablehopper intern Rebecca Kinney alerted me that the closed liquor store Nob Hill Beverages is transforming into a second location of BLUE FOG MARKET. A call in to the location on Gough reveals the new location is about three months out and will have the same menu and offerings. 1685 Sacramento St. at Polk.
An antique egg poacher, one of the many odd and cool finds we’ll miss from Culinaire. Photo from Culinaire website.