One of the remaining un-gentrified businesses of the deep Tenderloin, Little Henry's restaurant at Larkin and Post, suffered a one-alarm kitchen fire on Saturday morning. The restaurant is known, among other things, for serving an annual three-course Thanksgiving feast for under $15, and it's not yet known whether they'll reopen in time for the holiday.
The fire raced through the kitchen, as KRON 4 and others report, at 9 a.m. Saturday and was extinguished about 20 minutes later.
The restaurant remains closed today, however Monday is usually their closed day. As of Saturday, an employee told Bay City News that it was not clear whether the damage was great enough to keep the place closed through the week.
Besides serving up generous Thanksgiving dinners for bargain prices, Little Henry's is known for big portions of spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm, and other Italian fare, and generous portions in general for cheap prices. The chef, an Asian guy named Henry, has been at it for several decades now, and this place is a nostalgic comfort to many who live in the neighborhood, with a clean dining room and friendly service.