New Openings: Rancho Gordo, Coffee Bar, Aliment, Rice Valley Shanghai Bistro


Rancho Gordo’s new shingle at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Photo via Facebook.

Congrats to Steve Sando on opening his ~RANCHO GORDO~ shop in the Ferry Building Marketplace (in space 14)—according to Facebook, today is the soft opening. As we mentioned earlier, the shop will give Sando the opportunity to offer some additional products without the California-grown restriction of the farmers’ market, so look out for additional bean varieties grown in Mexico, as well as clay cooking pots, tortillas made from heirloom corn, and chiles. Hubba.

The third ~COFFEE BAR~ location we mentioned a few weeks ago is now open on Kearny. 433 Kearny St. at Pine.

As mentioned in last week’s tablehopper,~ALIMENT~ was due to open soon on Bush Street. According to posts on Yelp and Eater, it’s now open; Yelpers mention twists on classic American dishes like fried chicken, hanger steak, short ribs, plus spaetzle and a kale salad. Since the owners seem to want details to remain sparse on this one, that’s all we’ve got. 786 Bush St. at Mason.

I am kind of fired up to try ~RICE VALLEY SHANGHAI BISTRO~ in Sunnyside, which Chowhounders mention has replaced China Wok. The xiao long bao get a shout-out, so that’s enough for me to want to check this one out soon. 667 Monterey Blvd. at Gennessee, 415-494-5048.