Block party eats
A major force behind SF music, Noise Pop, returns with its long-running (est. 1993) Mission neighborhood block party this Saturday, August 18. The outdoor festivities from noon to 6:30 p.m. are right on 20th Street, and on top of music from Empress Of, Jeff Rosenstock, The She’s, and The Total Bettys, there’s food from neighbors like nearby Flour + Water and Humphry Slocombe. Admission is technically free with a $10 requested donation. The full food lineup:
American Lamb x Salumeria: Lamb Sandwich made with braised lamb, almond romesco, cucumber and minted yogurt
Bini’s Kitchen: Turkey and Vegetarian Momo with spicy tomato cilantro sauce; Pan Fried Lamb Momo with spicy tomato cilantro sauce; Combination Plate (Jeera rice, Gurkha chicken and three pieces of turkey momo); Vegetarian Combination Plate (Jeera rice, kwati and three pieces of veggie momo); Nepalito (Nepalese style burrito); and Mango Lassi
DOUGHP Cookie Dough: Assortment of flavors including Original, S’mores and Flavor of the Week
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai: Pad Thai (shrimp, tofu or chicken) and Thai Iced Tea
Flour + Water: Stromboli
Humphry Slocombe: Ice cream scoops (various flavors) and an assortment of sundaes and floats
Mi Granny’s Kitchen: Jerk Chicken, Goat Curry and Oxtail Soup
Mission Boricua: Empanadas, Alcapurrias and Relleno de Papa
Mission Minis: Mini Cupcakes
Rebbl: Assorted flavors of elixirs and proteins
Ruru Kitchen: Array of acai bowls and smoothies
Savourie Streets: Caprese Melt, Steak & Provolone Panini, Tarragon Chicken Pesto, Pork Belly BLT, Schwartz (SF) Sausage Hoagie and more
Smoothie Operator: Array of smoothies, drinks and toasts
Tres Truck: Barbacoa Taco, Pollo Taco, Grilled Elote, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs, Nachos and more
Bon Appétit’s Hot Ten
Bon Appétit’s top ten new restaurants of the year prominently features two winners from the Bay Area: Nyum Bai in Oakland at number 5 and Che Fico in San Francisco at number 7. Locals have heard of them, and probably non-locals, too, but the recognition cements the deeply personal Cambodian restaurant and the innovative California-Italian hotspot on the national scene.
SAJJ Mediterranean opens new FiDi location
Mediterranean/Middle Eastern eatery SAJJ has doubled its local footrpint, adding a Fidi Location at 88 Belden Place/485 Pine Street to its existing spot in SoMa. The seventh overall location for the quick-service chain, which is known for its falafel, shawarma, and baklava, is open now, with grand opening festivities Friday, September 7th.
Benedict Brunch is here to stay
Funky 24th Street Korean spot Foxsister is taking its weekend Benedict Brunch pop-up and making it permanent: Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Benedict Brunch is fueled by bottomless mimosas/bloody Marys/rosé sangria and a “Boogie Brunch DJ. The full “benny” menu is online, with options like a korean fried chicken Foxsister benedict and a Valley Girl option (with avocado, kale, and white wine hollandaise).