Dishes at Old Bus Tavern’s new Saturday brunch. Photo: Zejian Shen.
Some new service for you around town, starting with Saturday brunch at Bernal’s year-old ~OLD BUS TAVERN~. Think oatmeal-maple pancakes with brown butter syrup, seasonal berries, praline, and oatmeal crunch, and a pulled pork eggs Benedict (menu here). Don’t forget they have full liquor, so you can get things started with their Bloody Maria (with okra-infused tequila) or one of their house brews. Plus: patio. Saturdays 11am-2:30pm. 3193 Mission St. at Valencia, 415-843-1938.
~AATXE~ wants you to get happy with their $1 pintxos and other happy hour prices, like $4 cañas (small beers), $8 for their special gin & tonic, and $8 for certain wine offerings. Available daily 5:30pm-6:30pm in the dining room or bar. 2174 Market St. at Sanchez, 415-471-2977.
~DELAROSA~ is launching happy hour for the first time at both their locations (2175 Chestnut Street and 37 Yerba Buena Lane). You’ll find $6 (and under!) cocktails (including an Aperol spritz) and wines by the glass, beer, pizzette, and antipasti (including fried artichoke hearts and arancini). And at Yerba Buena Lane, they now have a patio, just in time for Indian summer (but there are heaters, windscreens, and blankets for our typical blustery evenings). Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm.
In a refreshing move that is quite the opposite of most SF restaurants right now, ~BAR TARTINE~ has actually lowered their prices: the fantastic prix-fixe/friends-and-family menu is no longer $78, and is now $58 (it’s three courses, and as abundant as ever), while the wine pairing has dropped to $32 from $46. Now, that’s what you call a neighborhood restaurant! [Instagram via Eater.]