Sushi Game 1
His royal highness LeBron James, Tristan Thompson, and the whole Cleveland Cavaliers crew were seen dining on sushi and izakaya fare in SF this Tuesday evening. At PABU, we’re told they ordered chicken karaage, a rainbow roll, and “really loved’ the Ken’s Roll. It’s an interesting pre-game choice, and maybe even a bit of a mind game, since the restaurant is run by chef Ken Tominaga and Michael Mina — who is the business partner of Ayesha Curry, Steph’s spouse, at International Smoke. What does it all mean? Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight — try not to think about it too much, Steph. Maybe they just like sushi.
Oven troubles at BagelMacher
Mission/Bernal pizzeria PizzaHacker’s oven kept failing, closing the restaurant at dinner one night, and now the culprit appears to have been bagels from restaurant’s new bagel side business, BagelMacher. While things get back up to speed at the restaurant, BagelMacher’s bagel production is on hold — stay tuned.
Media Noche and 4505 Burgers and BBQ unite for brisket cubano
The latest in Mission cubano counter Media Noche’s ongoing chef’s cubano series — a new chef designed sandwich each month benefitting a different charity — is a very summery, barbecue favorite courtesy of 4505 Burgers and BBQ. It’s a brisket cubano with Five Dot Ranch beef, swiss cheese, cole slaw, BBQ mayo, and bread and butter pickles. 10 percent of sales in house go to Community Grows, a Western Addition nonprofit.
A laundry list of new food at Laundré
There’s now even more food to eat while you wait for that last spin cycle to finish at Laundré: The laundromat cafe has expanded its menu offerings at 2401 Mission Street, adding bowls, salads, and avocado toast to the mix. Ariana Roviello opened her 5,000-square foot space, with state-of-the-art washers (and plenty of wifi) last September.