Frances Manager Patrick Tsui Departs for Spice Kit

Tsui Photo: Eater

Since it opened in December 2009, Frances has been lauded far and wide both for Melissa Perello’s spot-on food and the casual but comforting appeal of the place. A lot of credit for the style and level of service at the neighborhood spot should go to general manager Patrick Tsui, a familiar face to fans of the restaurant because he’s been there since the beginning. As of Sunday, Tsui has departed the restaurant in order to take a job as Director of Operations and Development at three-year-old Spice Kit. “We’re looking to grow a LOT in the next few years and I’m here to help with that,” he tells us. Taking his place in the role of gatekeeper at the still hard-to-get-into Frances will be Robert Wright, who has previously worked at Coi, and The Girl & The Fig in Sonoma. [Grub Street]