Who says SF is too pricey??
Capp Street Crap reports:
Fans of Dante’s Weird Fish may have been surprised to see it open past its anticipated closing date at the end of 2014. Turns out, the pescetarian restaurant could stick around until early summer, and some of its dishes will live on at the bistro that’s replacing it.
Irfan Yalçin bought Weird Fish near 18th and Mission streets and the restaurant space two doors down in October. He said he was struck by patrons’ reaction to news of Weird Fish’s closure so he got permission from former owner Peter Hood to incorporate some of its vegan dishes into his new venture.
AND, Hood says he’ll try to resurrect WF for real some day! Read on for the details on that, as well as more info on the menu at the new place.
So claims Chef David Chang, basically, in a new editorial for Lucky Peach:
What’s happened to ramen in the past decade is a microcosm of the larger food world. In 2003, when I was working at Café Boulud, the other cooks and I used to go down to wd~50 after service just to look at the menu and try to envision what the food might look like. That’s how it used to be before the Internet; you would still go to restaurants, look at their menu, and just imagine. You’d order ramen books from Japan and wait weeks for them to arrive, so you could pore over the photos from across the planet.
Now the Internet’s changed everything. People can get all the information they want instantaneously, and that has killed innovation in ramen.
The Internet exploded in the 2000s, and with it came the ramen boom in Japan. Suddenly, ramen became the very establishment it once stood against. A variety of magazines and websites arose, solely dedicated to ramen. Everyone could learn everything about it. Anyone can read the Lucky Peach ramen issue and possess information that’s taken decades to develop and accumulate.
Great, first the internet ruined San Francisco, now it’s ruined ramen. Thanks a lot, internet.
Read on for more gripes and stuff.
…The Bold Italic made you a list. Here’s what they have to say about the Upper Haight:
Street Taco is such a breath of fresh air in a neighborhood that shouldn’t have to suffer from burrito mediocrity! The Upper Haight is already home to El Faro and Zona Rosa, both aggressively average taquerias, with Zona as the slightly better option. At Street Taco, the tables are clean, the chips are warm, and the Al Pastor comes straight from the spit. Enjoy some Mexico City street food from an establishment where you won’t have to avert your eyes from the health rating on the wall.
Read on for lots more recommendations. (Or just stay in the Mission.)
@ScannerSays was locked down inside Serrano's pizza for over 30 min. Cops say CSI on the way
— Allison Shiman (@theshiman) December 28, 2014
I can think of worse places to be locked down.
It’s my favorite New Year’s Day tradition ever, and possibly my favorite Mission holiday tradition ever, AND this year it sounds like it’s gonna be even better than ever:
RICE PAPER SCISSORS NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH 2015
New Year’s Day Brunch
Thursday, January 1st
Brick and Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street (at Duboce)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
On January 1st, Rice Paper Scissors is hosting their annual New Year’s Day Brunch.
It also marks their one-year anniversary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, where they serve lunch on weekdays.
On the menu is Ma Po Scramble (scrambled eggs, ma po tofu, grilled toast), Steak & Eggs Banh Mi (featuring housemade oyster sauce) and Crab Imperial Rolls because ‘tis the season.
New Year’s specials include Char Siu Pineapple Buns, which is what happens when a cross a pork bun and pineapple bun as well as Coconut Rice Pudding Fritters with pineapple and a coconut jam.
Soup’s on with two hangover cures: Hanoi-Style Beef Pho and Canh Ga, a hearty soup with roasted rice, chicken, Chinese greens and fried shallots.
There will also be Detox and Retox drinks: Vietnamese Kale Smoothie (in case you’re wondering – the condensed milk makes it Vietnamese) and of course Tecates and mimosas to keep you nice and buzzy.
RSVP and invite your friends ‘n’ fam! Full menu after the jump:
In a couple pieces for SF Weekly over the last few months, our pal Omar has put together a list of La Taqueria’s secret menu items:
[via Omar on Instagram]