Crepes to North Beach
SOMA crepe stand Crepes A Go Go is expanding. The creperie — well-established for providing fuel to the late-night crowd — is coming to the former Cornology space at 522 Columbus Avenue in North Beach. If its other location is any indication, the new brick-and-mortar should also serve a mix of sweet and savory crepes, layered with the likes of Nutella and strawberries or smoked salmon and cheese. It should open within the next few weeks.
Hang out with Nik Sharma, the author of the food blog and SF Chronicle column A Brown Table, at the launch party for his debut cookbook, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food. The book has been getting tons of love and buzz from publications such as Eater and Food & Wine — not just for his gorgeous photography and intriguing Indian-meets-Californian recipes, but also for his deeply personal story as a gay immigrant told through food. The party takes place on Thursday, October 4, at 6 p.m. at Camino in Oakland. It includes a book signing, family-style feast featuring dishes inspired by Sharma’s book and cooked in the fireplace. Tickets cost $100.
Great Mongolia Nomads Restaurant is now open at 4828 Geary Boulevard. The Inner Richmond spot strays away from the more familiar Mongolian barbecue format in favor of traditional dishes like beef tripe salad and steamed onion dumplings. (And sushi, for some reason.)
A new cafe has taken over the former Caffe Trinity space at 1145 Market Street in Mid-Market. La Cuisine Cafe kept the decor but changed the menu, serving French pastries and avocado toast with Verve coffee in the mornings and nicoise salad and simple sandwiches for lunch.