And, here is today’s Afternoon Report
With the popularity of the Revolution Cafe, the Thursday market, La Copa Loca and, well, Willie’s Barbershop becoming a staple on Looking, 22nd Street’s foot traffic has been increasing steadily.
Now, two new businesses will be opening east of Mission Street in early and mid-November to take advantage of the corridor’s foot traffic – Kiria Koula, a bookstore and art gallery will go into the corner spot at 3148 22nd St. that used to be a laundromat and Californios will open at 3115 22nd Street, most recently the home of Manos Nouveau.
Leticia Vilata and her husband will open Kiria Koula by November 6th when there will be a party for all.
The gallery’s exhibition will feature José León Cerrillo (México) and Ilja Karilampi (Sweden), according to the website. The first bookstore features research by Paul Chan (Hong Kong).
Val Cantu, the owner of Californios, is still in the midst of renovating his space and is shooting for the end of November. He promises to update and add on to traditional Mexican fare and some may have already sampled it at his pop-ups. A four-course menu, he said, will run around $45 a person.
What does updating Mexican fare mean? Cantu said, for example, that he found a recipe for “bloody ice” in a turn-of-the-century Mexican cookbook and he’s used it with a few new twists.
Welcome to both and we will update after the opening parties.
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