Green Leaf spring rolls are destined for Belltown come February. Photo courtesy Green Leaf.

Those who were hoping to usher in the new year with banh xeo and vermicelli bowls at the new Green Leaf near Olympic Sculpture Park will have to table that expectation.

Owner Ridgley Kuang tells Nosh his plan to launch a second location of his family’s lauded Vietnamese restaurant in mid-January has been tripped up by your typical delays. Now he’s looking at an end of February debut for the new kitchen at 2800 First Avenue.

Might as well get used to it folks, surely this is the first of many times we’ll be waiting with bated breath in 2012.