The Fresh & Easy that opened on Aug. 24 in the 5800 3rd st. development in the Bayview is getting great feedback. It has a 4 1/2 Star rating on Yelp, something that's almost unheard of without a little extortion. Yelpers applaud its fantastic selection, high-ish quality, and go especially apeshit for the self checkout. Take that, CBS News.
However, the big question is, when are the Bayview's freaking Radio Africa & Kitchen and freaking Brown Sugar Kitchen going to freaking open? Ok, it's not as dramatic as all that, but since we believed they'd be up and running in early June, and there's still no sign, we're anxious. The neighborhood is in desperate need of more choices, and we're ready to get down on a plate of strawberries with spiced chocolate sauce and citron cream.
Luckily, there's an end in sight!
Our sources at Brown Sugar Kitchen (going into the same development as Fresh & Easy) say they're aiming for a winter opening. Not very specific, but if we're to believe the talented and delightful Eskender Aseged from Radio Africa & Kitchen (going in at 4800 Development at Third Street and Oakdale), it sounds like they're planning on early December, specifically "around December 13th." No definitive answers from either restaurant, but it looks like they're on same track.
The second we know more, we'll post an update. We feel your pain of "wanting to eat at both restaurants at once right now" but we also understand how hard it is for restauranteurs to get things off the ground in San Francisco. In the meantime, we'll just sit here quietly, dreaming of Radio Africa & Kitchen's seven-vegetable tagine with wild rice and flaxseed raita. Dear lord.