Just before the holiday break I received an email from Manhal Jweinat, the owner of MANZONI in Glen Park, telling me he was due to open at the end of the week. Poor guy, I tortured him for months with check-ins and questions about his opening (since 1998, to be exact). This family-style Italian place is now open in the old Bird & Beckett bookstore location. 2790 Diamond St. at Chenery, 415-334-2251.
A tipster informs me the former Beautifull! location in the Inner Sunset is becoming another location of SHENG KEE bakery, which has locations all over the Bay Area. It’s slated to open this Thursday January 5th. Hours will be daily 8am-9pm. 816 Irving St. at 9th Ave., 415-242-9200.
And in Oakland, FAZ OAKLAND opened on New Year’s Eve. Faz is open for lunch and dinner; you can peek and the dinner menu here. Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 5pm-10pm. 1111 Broadway at 11th St., Oakland, 510-272-1111.
Pineapple bun from Sheng Kee; Yelp photo by Denise W.