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Restaurateur Michael Mina Gets Into the Grocery Game

Plus Campton Place does lunch, new banh mi, and more intel

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Michael Mina

Vegan milk and acai bowls

Even though Michael Mina’s 7,000-square-foot Trailblazer Tavern just opened, he’s already onto his next project: Indie Superette, a market carrying specialty goods and grab-and-go salads, acai bowls, and smoothies at 3060 Fillmore Street in Cow Hollow. (That’s the same building where SF’s first Shake Shack will be moving in.) No word on timeline yet, so stay tuned.

A temporary Michelin lunch option

Michelin-starred Campton Place is opening for lunch for the holidays — specifically, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. through the end of January. The Cal-Indian restaurant is offering a pre-fixe menu with multiple options for each course, such as black cod with tamarind glaze; a guinea hen samosa with tomato butter; and hamachi crudo with masala chaas. Two courses cost $48 and three courses go for $58. See the full menu below.

And lunch in Silicon Valley

Menlo Park’s Camper has officially added weekday lunch to its offerings, which includes some carryovers from dinner and a fleet of new sandwiches like a fried chicken milanese, vegan squash muffaletta, and smoked turkey on Dutch Crunch. There’s also a pre-fixe option — available to-go for busy workers — with two courses for $19 or three for $23.

SoMa gets a new banh mi spot

Banh Mi King is now open at 180 Howard Street, providing another affordable lunch option to workers in the neighborhood. That said, it’s a little pricey as far as banh mi goes at $7.50 per sandwich, with options like five-spice chicken, roasted pork, and pork meatballs with all the traditional fixings.


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Banh Mi King

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