Category: food

Balompi-YAY! Beloved pupusa restaurant reopening soon

Missing Balompie Cafe’s amazing pupusas? The wait is almost over. Signs have gone up in the restaurant’s entrance at 18th and Capp Street announcing a reopening date of November 24th. The spot has been closed since late May of 2016 while their building has underwent a seismic retrofit.  

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Senegalizza? Little Baobob now African-inspired pizza place

Top this: San Francisco newest fusion pizza is Senegalese. Inspired by the success of Indian pizza in the city, Bissap Baobob owner Marco Senghor has converted his second space in the Mission into a pizza restaurant that offers three Senegal-inspired pies alongside traditional flavors. Senghor said he struggled to come up with the right formula […]

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“Francisca’s” restaurant opening in former Palace space

More than a year after a fire shuttered the restaurant and damaged apartments above it, the owners of The Palace are opening a new restaurant in the space. Francisca’s, named after owner/chef Manny Torres Gimenez’s grandma, is expected to officially open around July 15, although a soft opening is going on right now. The restaurant […]

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True grits: Cajun restaurant about to debut in the Mission

Alba Ray’s, a new Cajun restaurant that’s moved into the former Hapa Ramen space near 19th and Mission streets, is scheduled to open Monday. Workers on suspended scaffolding were busy repairing and painting the exterior of the 2993 Mission St. space over the holiday weekend, while a crew focused on the finishing touches inside. Taking a […]

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Woman can’t take the heat, attempts to rehome once-bitten burrito

In what has to be one of the most, er, unique takes on the sharing economy, a woman posted to a Facebook forum Monday in attempt to give away her too-spicy carne asada burrito “with one bite taken out.” Up for grabs for free in Oakland, the burrito had come from somewhere in the Mission […]

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Naan-plussed: Indian chain moving into old Minako sushi space

Once on track to reopen as a soup-centric restaurant, the tiny Mission Street space that was once Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant is becoming a Naan ‘N’ Curry. Signs have already gone up for the Indian and Pakistani chain restaurant at 2154 Mission St., and it looks to be opening soon. A visit early this week found […]

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Yam, bam, thank you ma’am

Benign tubers.

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Store goes organic for its health, yours

In a bid to stay healthy, one longtime Mission Street market is going organic. Closed for the past 10 months for renovations, the Casa Guadalupe near 25th and Mission streets is preparing to reopen at the end of the month as a primarily organic market. Its sister store, at 26th and Mission, will remain the […]

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Changes to the menu: Bender’s now home to rotating Sunday pop-ups

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. : A reader informs me that Mad’Mzelles Poutine has been a pop-up regular at Bender’s in the past and is “really good” to boot. ORIGINAL POST: Bender’s Bar and Grill, South Van Ness’ go-to source for a boozy meal, is now home to a rotating series of Sunday pop-up restaurants. One of […]

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Cultured — and yet not

Capp Street Crap correspondent Sarah spotted this apparent case of yogurt vigilantism near 22nd and Guerrero streets. Says Sarah: Not sure exactly what happened here, but I suspect some Guerrero Street Justice was meted out. The mean streets of outer Noe are getting rough people, stay safe, be aware of yogurt vigilantes. Rough indeed.

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