New Openings: Great Gold, Howard Taps, Sowl Bowls Thai Street Food, More

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Great Gold’s tomato bread is reportedly a can’t-miss dish. Instagram photo via @greatgold_sf.

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The Nashville spicy chicken-inspired banh mi at Howard Taps. Yelp photo by Cherylynn N.

I’ve already mentioned the details on the new, modern Italian-American red sauce joint, ~GREAT GOLD~ in the former Foxsister, and hey now, it’s open. Check out the menu here. Open Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm and Sun 6pm-9pm. 3161 24th St. at Shotwell.

There’s a new Vietnamese gastropub in SoMa, ~HOWARD TAPS~, in the former Gaslamp Cafe, serving banh mi (like Nashville spicy chicken banh mi) and bun (vermicelli bowls) for now. Once their license kicks in, they’ll be serving SF microbrews, plus an expanded menu with wings, rice plates, and more. They’re all about local ingredients and products, like the espresso they use for their Vietnamese coffee. They’ll also be serving brunch (jook!), lunch, and happy hour (with tacos, 3 for $7). There’s outdoor seating (it’s pet-friendly!), and they will be playing sports on big-screen TVs. It’ll be a good spot if you’re getting your car fixed in that area. Happy hour will be 4pm-7pm. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm for now. 1599 Howard St. at 12th St., 415-812-1863.

Also in SoMa, the fast-casual ~SOWL BOWLS THAI STREET FOOD~ has opened in the former Split Pea Seduction, serving Thai-style rice bowls (with white rice, brown rice, garlic rice, or garlic noodles as the base), sticky rice burgers, and satays. There’s also a party spread for three people ($22.75), lemme know if you want to party! :) Open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm. 138 6th St. at Minna.

There’s a new South Indian spot in the Mission that has a good-lookin’ menu, ~ADITI INDIAN CUISINE~. The menu includes dosas, vadas, frankies, and there’s a pomfret fish fry that’s catching my eye. Let me know if anyone dines here before I have a chance to check it out! Open Tue-Thu 5pm-1am (check out those late hours!), Fri-Sun 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-1am. 1101 Valencia St. at 22nd St., 415-401-8959.

Over in the Marina, there’s a new chicken and waffle spot called, easily enough, ~CHICKEN N WAFFLE PLACE~. The hormone-free chicken is soaked in buttermilk and breaded and fried to order. There are other breakfast and lunch items on the menu as well, from omelettes to waffle sandwiches. Open Mon and Wed 7:30am-2pm, Thu-Fri 7:30am-2pm and 5pm-8:30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. 1968 Lombard St. at Webster.

A third location of ~STREET TACO~ has opened in Potrero, serving their classic Mexico City-style tacos with housemade tortillas. Open Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm. 980 16th St. at 7th St.

And another location of ~SUPER DUPER BURGERS~ is now open in SoMa. Breakfast sandwiches, Mr. Espresso coffee, burgers, shakes, they’ve gotchoo. Open Mon-Fri 8am-10pm and Sat 10am-9pm. 117 New Montgomery St. at Minna.