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Friday, March 5, 2010

Open/Shut Report: The Week's Restaurant Launches and Closures

Posted By on Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM

click to enlarge Mastrelli's Joe's Special, now just a memory. - ALEXIS G./YELP
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  • Mastrelli's Joe's Special, now just a memory.
In this week's clipped report: SOMA salivated in vain over the prospect of locally sourced lunch and dinner at Radius (it didn't open today after all). Per Eater, Mastrelli's, bayside cousin to Molinari, served its last Joe's Special this week. And in suh-weet news, the reopening of Bi-Rite Creamery means pastry mavens Kris Hoogerhyde and Anne Walker have more kitchen to stretch out in. But unfortunately, the Straus soft-serve ice cream window has been delayed yet again (glass issues). Revised ETA: Tues., March 9.

Re-opened:

Bi-Rite Creamery, 3692 18th St. (at Dolores), 626-5600, unveiled a bigger interior with ― count 'em ― seven more indoor seats (up from three); the sidewalk Straus soft-serve ice cream window should is still a dream (see above)

RIP:

Mastrelli's Deli in the Ferry Building Marketplace, #47. Ciao, ragazzi!

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