New Eats: Duc Loi's Banh Mi, Foreign Cinema's Bar Bites, Naked Brunch Starts Saturday


Duc Loi’s banh mi. Photo by Mike Chino via Mission Mission.

Oh so many new bites to tempt you! First up, look at that sandwich. You can find that bad boy banh mi at ~DUC LOI SUPERMARKET~, with housemade charcuterie made by owner Amanda Ngo, on a La Brea baguette. Mission Mission mentions it comes with cured ham, pork belly, chicken liver pâté, and head cheese for $5. There is also a “fried chicken sandwich, a BBQ menu, and a veggie portobello tofu sandwich that can be made vegan if you ask for no mayo.” Available 11am-7pm (until it sells out). 2200 Mission St. at 18th St.

Also in the Mission, ~FOREIGN CINEMA~ is launching a menu of bar bites, starting this Thursday March 22nd. Some items on the rotating menu include five spice duck cracklings ($5), duck liver mousse bruschetta ($7), cured sardines ($7), and pork skins ($5). Available at the Foreign Cinema bar in the evenings; you can also order these bites at the adjacent Laszlo Bar, in addition to Foreign Cinema’s full dinner menu (did you know that? Now you do.).

Over in North Beach, ~NAKED LUNCH~ is launching Naked Brunch on Saturdays, starting this Saturday March 24th. You can get waffles, rotating Benedicts, cinnamon rolls, and chef Begg’s famous foie gras sandwich (well, until July), which you can eat on the Txoko patio. There will also be beer, house sangria, and more. Sat only 11:30am-2pm.

You might start seeing the name ~PÂTISSERIE PHILIPPE~ around a bit more in a couple weeks: owner Philippe Delarue sold his retail business at Showplace Square a while ago (it’s now Bonjour Patisserie), and he is taking over the former Tell Tale/Outfit Generic kitchen in Dogpatch and has launched a wholesale business. You’ll find some of his baked goods at Coffee Bar, Mirtille, and Angelina’s Deli-Café & Catering, and his macarons at Dolores Park Café and Duboce Park Café.