The long-delayed Radio Africa & Kitchen (4800 Third Street), which is the brick-and-mortar spawn of the longtime pop-up by Ethiopian chef Eskender Aseged, is finally set to open next week, on March 8, after more than a year in which the opening date's been a swiftly moving target. The former Campton Place chef, who fled Ethiopia at age 19 in 1981, has been impressing Bay Area eaters since founding his Middle Eastern/North African/Californian pop-up in 2007, and now he will have a permanent home for his food at last, in the Bayview.
As the Scoop reports, prices will be pretty reasonable, with a half dozen or so starter between $6 and $9, and entrées like Aseged's signature roasted leg of lamb topping out at $18. And hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, dinner only, with lunch starting in April. (See the menu here.)
As for the nearby outpost of Brown Sugar Kitchen, slated to open last year at 5800 Bayview, that remains delayed.
Update: Check out our opening slideshow.
Radio Africa & Kitchen ready to open in Bayview [Scoop]
Earlier: Radio Africa & Kitchen Due Early Next Year
Radio Africa & Kitchen’s Eskender Aseged Loves Papalote
Creating Radio Africa & Kitchen [Chron - 2007]