Additional Openings Include Marlena, Tarragon Cafe in Lower Haight

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One of the upcoming picnic options from Marlena.

Back in July, I wrote about the upcoming ~MARLENA RESTAURANT~ opening in the former Hillside Supper Club on Precita Park (read all the details here), and they’re now offering their picnic basket service every Thu-Sun afternoon, starting this Thursday September 17th (just in time for the clearing skies!). Each basket comes with everything you’ll need for a picnic, including a blanket, plateware, and different food and beverage offerings. All baskets serve two people.

There are three options: cheese and charcuterie ($25 per person), the sandwich picnic basket ($27.50/pp), and the deluxe picnic basket ($45/pp). You can reserve your basket here (select a pickup time between 12pm-3pm), and note there is a $35 refundable fee to reserve the picnic experience, which will be refunded to you upon return of the basket and blanket. 300 Precita Ave. at Folsom.

It was definitely tragic when Lower Haight’s Cafe du Soleil was forced to close in the beginning of April (after 15 years!) due to an inability to come to an agreement with the landlord. But, hope really springs eternal, and thanks to a tip-off from @lowerhaightsf, I see that ~TARRAGON CAFÉ~ has opened in the corner space. Hoodline previously shared some details about the couple opening the space. Take a look at their menu here, which includes breakfast items, panini, salads, pizza, and shared plates, like charcuterie or a hummus plate, plus Mr. Espresso coffee service, pastries from Starter Bakery, beer, and wine. Outdoor seating and takeout are available. Hours are 8am-6pm. 200 Fillmore St. at Waller.