Pinkie's and Bento 415 Announce New Space in SOMA; 4505 Meats Finds Temporary Kitchen
Looks like the landlord ripple that threatened to leave Pinkie's Bakery, Bento 415, and 4505 Meats out on the sidewalk is resolved. (As we originally reported, John Campbell's Irish Bakery is taking over the kitchen and retail space the three business shared.) Today, Tablehopper is reporting that Pinkie's and Bento have finalized a lease in SOMA at what's now the Ideal Café & Deli at 1198 Folsom (at Eighth St.). With a pair of side-by-side kitchens, the two businesses will be able to carry on the symbiosis that worked for them in Potrero, and then some. Bento will have an actual restaurant (lunch, dinner, brunch), due June 1. Pinkie's bakery counter is aiming for mid-May. Meanwhile, 4505's Ryan Farr told us he's secured production space on Bayshore for the next 3-6 months. Previously, Farr told us he's looking for a permanent space that would give him retail space of his own.
Ben N./Yelp The site currently housing Ideal Cafe (pictured) will allow Bento 415 actual restaurant space.
As for Ideal, it's last day is Friday, and it's uncertain whether the owners will seek a new location.