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Feb 28, 2007 03:28 PM

Helmand "Red Tagged" after landslide

Helmand, the Afghani restauarant on Broadway, has been closed, and the posted "red tag" cites the building as unusable. This follows the landslide of the southern portion of Telegraph Hill early Tuesday morning, which according to newspaper reports filled the manager's office with rubble at the strip club next door. No idea if Helmand was damaged as well, or if the closure reflects the ongoing concern that the hill above the back of the storefronts is still potentially unstable.

It would be a shame to lose this place permanently, definitely one my favorites. I went here for lunch quite frequently - the food is excellent; I love what they do with pumpkin, eggplant and lamb - also for me it's close to work and it's easier to get even non-chowish coworkers rounded up for a visit when the word "buffet" is involved.

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  1. Oh, bad news! I really like this place. I was worried when I read about the location of the landslide. Hope they can reopen soon.

    1. D'oh! That's unfortunate news -- I'm a fan of both the SF and Cambridge locations.

      1. Afghanis are both a hearty and elegant people. I'd think they'd be back one way or another. Well I hope so any way.

          1. I immediately thought of The Helmand after hearing the landslide news. I hoped they were enough buildings away not to be affected.

            That's too bad! They're my fave Afghan in the Bay Area.