Lunch at El Capitan, Brunch at Salumeria and Dosa, Late Night at Lasan

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Tacos from El Capitan for lunch. Photo courtesy of El Capitan.

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Uttapam with eggs for brunch at Dosa. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.

By Dana Eastland. SoMa bar and restaurant ~EL CAPITAN~ is adding lunch to their lineup, as of today, November 10th. The new lunch menu includes options like their fry bread tacos with a variety of seasonal toppings, a selection of easy-to-share small plates like chicken wings with Cholula-ancho glaze, roast jalapeño crema, and cilantro, plus popular lunch dishes from the adjacent Carafe Cafe—think a pressed Cuban sandwich, jerk chicken wrap, and squash and kale salad. Lunch hours are Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm. 1123 Folsom St. at Langton, 415-525-3676.

The Mission’s ~SALUMERIA~ is now serving weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm. The setup is casual and similar to their weekday lunch arrangement—you order at the counter and sit in the courtyard at Central Kitchen or one of the outdoor café tables. The menu includes egg dishes like scrambled eggs with pumpkin, goat cheese, spinach, and chile; or head in a sweet direction with apple cider donuts or the bacon-walnut sticky bun. There is also a selection of brunch cocktails, including the Pacifica and a build-your-own mimosa situation with a carafe of sparkling wine, a half carafe of freshly squeezed orange juice, garden herb syrup, and bitters. 3000 20th St. at Florida, 415-471-2998.

tablehopper favorite ~DOSA ON VALENCIA~ has launched weekend brunch, with lots of dishes including a flavor-packed Kerala egg curry served with chapati; traditional South Indian breakfast items like pongee, a savory rice porridge with lentils, ghee, and chutneys; or the egg and cheese dosa, their classic dosa filled with eggs, cheddar, and mozzarella. There are also brunch cocktails like the Tincho Spritzer with sparkling wine, lemon, mint, and green cardamom or the Hibiscus Sparkler with masala spice. They’re also importing coffee from South India to keep you buzzing all through your meal. Brunch hours are Sat-Sun 11am-3:30pm, only at the Valencia Street location.

Looking for some late-night street food in the Marina? ~LASAN~ has you covered with their Late Night at Lasan menu. It’s available on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm-2am and is being cooked and served right on the sidewalk. The special menu includes snack items and finger foods, as well as naan wraps stuffed with chicken tikka, lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, and cucumber with mint and tamarind chutney and a choice of hot sauce for $8. Or go the fully fried route with a samosa, fries, and pakora combination for $6. Plus, beers are only $4 with food purchase. 3145 Fillmore St. at Pixley, 415-346-4900.