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Front Burner: New Restaurants Coming Soon

Thai, Afro-Caribbean, and New American.

 Josh Skenes of Angler


Funky Elephant
ETA: January 2018
West Berkeley’s Gilman district gets a new Thai restaurant courtesy of Supasit Puttikaew, a former chef de cuisine at Hawker Fare. The pad Thai is expected to be a selling point.
1313 9th St. (at Gilman St.)

Civic Center
ETA: January 2018
Nigel Jones of Kingston 11—Uptown Oakland’s bustling purveyor of jerk chicken and curry goat—is teaming up with Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group to bring bold Afro-Caribbean flavors to Alta CA’s old Mid-Market location.
1420 Market St. (near Fell St.)

ETA: Summer 2018
Josh Skenes (pictured above)— he of three-Michelin-starred Saison—expands his empire with this New American raw bar and seafood grill. The waterside restaurant will feature a 32-foot hearth and live tanks, for true ocean-to-plate dining.
132 Embarcadero (near Mission St.)


Originally published in the January issue of San Francisco

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