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.