Ich bin ein Berliner
Haight Street won’t go too long without sausages, Hoodline has learned: The original location of Rosamunde Sausage Grill, which closed suddenly this week, will get new life from a longtime Rosamunde employee, Christine Blunck. The German-born Blunck plans to to offer more sausages to drinkers at next door beer bar Toronado under the name Berliner Berliner. Stay tuned for more.
Caffe Bianco says goodbye
Downtown sandwich and salad spot Caffe Bianco has closed after 38 years in business. The father-son team of owners, Banipal and Anu Warda, celebrated their long run in a Facebook post last month, bidding farewell to customers.
A katsu Cubano benefiting homeless kids
The Mission’s fast-casual Cubano counter Media Noche is keeping up its monthly guest-chef sandwich series, with an October sandwich from Richie Nakano (IDK Concepts, Chefsfeed, Hapa Ramen). It’s fried chicken katsu, marinated cabbage, muenster cheese, and IDK katsu sauce for $13.50, with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting A Home Away from Homelessness, which serves homeless kids in SF.
A new menu at Manny’s
The Mission’s less-than-a-year-old civic gathering space Manny’s has already hosted countless political speakers and events at 16th and Valencia, and now it’s introducing a new food menu from partner Farming Hope, a local nonprofit that provides transitional work in its gardens and training in the culinary industry to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Farming Hope’s new culinary director, Larry Feygin, has the new, Middle Eastern-leaning menu for Manny’s, filled with meze salads and pita sandwiches including one with kofte made with Beyond Meat, and another with cauliflower shawarma. The new menu, available from 7 a.m. to 3p.m., kicks off this Friday.