New Openings (Both Permanent and Pop-Ups) and Tu Lan Closed for Health Violations


Thai Idea on Mission. Yelp photo by Chritin C.


Kirnon’s famed fried chicken while at Hibiscus. Photo: ©

Some quick opening (and closing) news for you:

Uptown Almanac pays a visit to ~THAI IDEA VEGETARIAN~, a second location of the Polk Street restaurant. 3221 Mission St. at Valencia, 415-826-4639.

A couple of tipsters wrote in to tell me that a second location for ~SIDEWALK JUICE~ is set to open any day now. More smoothies for you. 3100 24th St. at Folsom.

A fourth SF location of ~SUPER DUPER~ has opened in SoMa at 783 Mission St. at 4th. St., 415-882-1750.

Uppercasing reports the city’s fourth location of ~EL FARO~ is now open in the Upper Haight in the former Taqueria El Balazo space. 1654 Haight St. at Cole.

In the pop-up department: Laurent Katgely (Chez Spencer) is no longer doing the food service at ~DEAR MOM~; the duo behind Fogcutter food truck, Guillermo Perez and Caroline Hummer, will be serving their feisty American, Asian, and Latino bar bites and dinner plates and weekend brunch, starting August 1st. 2700 16th St. at Harrison, 415-625-3362.

Grub Street reports on the opening of ~PIZANS ITALIAN SEAFOOD ROOM~ in The Doctors Lounge in the Excelsior. You can look at the seafood-centric menu here. Open Thu-Sun 5pm-10pm. 4826 Mission St. at France.

Want a taste of Sarah Kirnon’s amazing fried chicken before ~MISS OLLIE’S~ opens? Yes, you do. Swing by ~STAG’S LUNCHETTE~ for Kirnon’s first Friday pop-up, serving from 5:30pm until sold out. Along with the fried chicken, there will be her amazing saltfish and ackee, plantains and queso fresco, and more. Check it out! 362 17th St. at Franklin, Oakland.

And in the “I don’t think anyone will be surprised with this news” department, ~TU LAN~ has been temporarily closed due to health violations. Again. Stand by to see what happens after their hearing. (Hat tip to Deli Board for their tweet.) 8 6th St. at Market, 415-626-0927.