And just like that, the new takers of the soon-to-close Luella location on Russian Hill are revealed to be Jason Kirmse and Cyrick Hia of Fat Angel, who are partnering with Ryan Cole, previously a GM at Michael Mina. Scoop announces the project is to be called STONES THROW, with Jason Halverson as chef (he was an executive sous chef at Mina). The team plans to offer a neighborhood vibe and good value, but with all the Mina training, you know many details will be dialed in. And with Fat Angel’s involvement, the beer will be damn good. Stand by for more in coming weeks—the project will open this fall. 1896 Hyde St. at Green.
The exterior of Luella. Photo from Facebook.