Mission Tidbits: Al's Place Gets Outdoor Seating, Dum Coming to Former Local Mission Eatery


The new outdoor tables at Al’s Place. Photo via Facebook.

Good news for folks trying to get a coveted seat at Aaron London’s delicious ~AL’S PLACE~ in the Mission. Starting Wednesday April 13th, they are opening an outdoor dining area on the sidewalk. What this means is that when dinner service starts at 5:30pm, there will now be 24 seats available for walk-ins (when you include the chef’s counter inside). And gas heaters. Yay. Plus palm trees, raised planters and succulent beds, and string lights. The full menu and beverages are available outside. (Via Scoop.) 1499 Valencia St. at 26th St., 415-416-6136. 

According to ABC license transfer activity, it looks like there’s a taker for the former ~LOCAL MISSION EATERY~ space: Rupam Bhagat, who is behind the popular Indian food truck, Dum, known for its dum chicken biryani, plus kati rolls, dahi puri, and ragda patties. Scoop confirmed the news, and Bhagat plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the space in mid-May, offering an expanded menu of the truck’s offerings. Hours will be Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. 3111 24th St. at Folsom.