He’s giving the place five stars
by Caleb Pershan Jun 22, 2018, 9:50am PDT
#5starreview for International Smoke Houston
Ayesha Curry’s restaurant chain International Smoke isn’t open yet in Houston, but salty Rockets fans — bitter at their team’s loss to Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA playoffs — have already been laying the criticism on thick, giving the restaurant one-star reviews on Yelp. That’s led to a counter-movement of Curry and Warriors fans leaving five-star ratings for the yet-to-open business, and Steph Curry himself is getting onboard. Frankly, he could be a little biased — here’s what Eater SF reviewer Rachel Levin thought of the SF location.
New 300-seat buffet restaurant opening soon
Aptly called the Palace of Spices, a giant new Indian buffet restaurant is reportedly opening in the Tenderloin on July 1 (at 173 Eddy). The new business comes from the owner of Inner Sunset restaurant Gorkha Kitchen.
Garage Sale at White Cap
Way Outer Sunset cocktail bar/warming hut White Cap, which opened last November, has some new cocktails to try on its second rotating menu. The theme of the zine-style cocktail list from Carlos Yturria is a Garage Sale, and drinks in his ode to spring cleaning include a “Sundress” (Volstead bodka, Suze bitters, watermelon, kaffir lime leaves), a Dart Board (La Vida Mezcal, Pueblo Viejo Añejo Tequila, honey, ginger, lemon) and a “Lava Lamp” a (slushy of Smirnoff vodka, tio pepe fino sherry, aperol, raspberry, lemon).
Cafe Zitouana shutters
Polk Gulch business Cafe Zitouana (1201 Sutter Street) has reportedly closed. Its building is likely to be demolished in favor of denser housing.