Breakfast treats from Venga Empanadas; photo from Facebook.
Some new eats for your radar: first, the Mission’s fabulous empanada maker, ~VENGA EMPANADAS~ is now open for breakfast, starting at 8:30am. Swing by for a breakfast empanada fresh out of the oven, or a medialuna-Argentine croissant in plain, chocolate, or membrillo (quince). And this week only: buy a breakfast empanada and get a free cup of Rodger’s coffee. 443 Valencia St. at 15th St., 415-552-5895.
A tablehopper reader tipped me off about the “freaking amazing brunch” they enjoyed over the weekend at ~CEDAR HILL~ in the Marina: “Smoked bbq hash, Deep fried french toast, smokehouse breakfast for the gluttons. Plus, bbq michelada with tall boy of pbr.” Here’s the menu, which also includes huevos rancheros, biscuits and gravy, and a breakfast sandwich. Eater mentions brunch is served Sat-Sun 10am-3pm. 3242 Scott St. at Chestnut, 415-834-5403.
Over in Hayes Valley, ~BAR JULES~ is opening for lunch on Tuesdays starting next week, on February 21st at 11:30am.
In Dogpatch, ~SERPENTINE~ is doing Taco Tuesdays for lunch, currently serving a trio of tacos with pan-seared true cod, green mango slaw, radish, cilantro, lime, and tomatillo salsa for $10 (and there’s a $5 margarita to go with them).