Crispy and crunchy
International fried chicken chain Krispy Krunchy Chicken has opened its third San Francisco shop, bringing Cajun-style fried chicken, honey butter biscuits, and mac ‘n’ cheese to the Tenderloin. It takes over the former Tender Loving Food space at 393 Eddy Street — the spacious, standalone restaurant is a rarity for Krispy Krunchy, which started in 1989 in Louisiana as a way to boost profits in convenience stores and gas stations. (You can also hunt down Krispy Krunchy’s popular fried chicken in such locations in the Mission and Bayview.) It’s earned praise from everyone from SF Weekly to Thrillist to even Luke Tsai.
Two San Francisco restaurants are serving brunch for the first time this weekend. SoMa urban winery Tank18 is getting into the Sunday-only brunch game. Available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch menu features a range of eclectic dishes like shakshuka with nopales, seared polenta cake with white beans, and large-format pork shoulder escabeche with crispy chicken skin and tortillas. Then, Hayes Valley Neapolitan pizza spot Doppio Zero will serve brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with some egg dishes and three breakfast pizzas. One features smoked salmon and cream cheese, another includes an egg cooked in the center, and the final is a mini Nutella pizza finished with strawberries.
And new lunch
Chris Kronner’s Berkeley restaurant Henry’s already serves dinner, breakfast, and brunch, but starting Tuesday, January 22, it’ll add lunch to its lineup. Head over starting at 11 a.m. to see what the team has in store — knowing Kronner, there will probably be burgers.
So long, langos
After more than three decades in business, Applewood Pizza has permanently closed in Menlo Park. The Hungarian family-owned restaurant was known for pizza and pasta served alongside Hungarian classics like langos bread and goulash.
Lumpia for students
Stanford University is adding a new restaurant, Blend @ Annette’s Cafe, which will bring Filipino dishes to campus. Expect silog plates for breakfast, lumpia, and some Chinese- and Vietnamese-influenced dishes as well. It’ll open by March in Stanford’s new science quad.
A fire relief update
Chico’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is continuing to focus on long-term recovery in Butte County following the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Now, it has teamed up with North Valley Community Foundation and Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund to form Butte Strong Fund, a supergroup of sorts committed to funding rebuilding. Sierra Nevada had already enlisted more than 1,400 breweries to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, with 100 percent of its sales going to Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire Relief fund — that’s estimated to bring in more than $10 million on top of the $25 million that people have already donated to the brewery fund.