Another one bites the dust. Actually two. I liked them both. Both Bamyan Afghan Cusine (some time ago) and Avance (more recently) have ceased operations. Now I'll have to travel to Helmand's for good Afghan cuisine, that is, when it completes its remodel! (It's website seems to have been taken over by a Baltimore restaurant, not a good sign.) I'll be removing these former Marin favs from my side bar, reluctantly. And the "Leasing" sign is back up on the old Samurai property in Sausalito.