Cafe des Amis Decorates, Moya Finally Opens
Marcia G. of Tablehopper takes a look at Cafe des Amis (2000 Union), the 7,000-square-foot brasserie in Cow Hollow opened by the Bacchus Group, the owners of Spruce and Village Pub. She files an architectural report worthy of an interior design magazine, calling out the zinc bar, marble floors, gas lamps, and Ralph Lauren's own chandelier (well, sort of). The pitch: Classic French dishes from Ed Carew and Jason Deering; charcuterie program and raw bar; pan-France wine list and French cocktails. Looks like they're swinging for the bleachers. The projected opening date is July 21.
According to Live SoMa, Moya (1044 Folsom, 431-5544) opened on Friday. The pitch: Cafe and Ethiopian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Live SoMa has posted a full menu, which includes a few dishes not seen at other local Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurants. For more intel, check out SFoodie's interview with owner Fana Alemayehu.
And just in case you weren't reading SFoodie closely on Friday, we interviewed the owner of new roving hot dog cart Gorilla Pete's and discovered the Chai Cart lady was starting a pop-up lunch restaurant called Green Coriander at La Provence (1001 Guerrero).