The brunch crunch at Sous Buerre Kitchen. Photo by Wes Rowe.
The Mission’s ~SOUS BEURRE KITCHEN~ will begin weekend brunch service on Saturday October 10th, from 10am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu offers French-style classics like quiche Lorraine with bacon, leeks, and Comté cheese, or more creative choices like the waffle-fried duck leg with braised kale and dandelion greens, and rosemary maple syrup. There is also the “brunch crunch”: a soft-boiled egg inside sous vide hash browns with bacon and plum mostarda. They will be shaking up a selection of brunch cocktails like the South of France (Imbue Petal & Thorn vermouth, Concord grapes, lemon). Brunch is counter service, and no reservations are accepted. 2704 24th St. at Potrero, 415-874-9831.
~CALAVERA~ has added daytime service, both during the week and on weekends. Lunch is served Monday through Friday 11am-3pm, while brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. The brunch menu offers egg-studded modern Mexican dishes, including the tacos de arrachera, or tacos with grilled hanger steak, scrambled eggs, and salsa, as well as enchiladas suizas with chihuahua cheese, smoked black beans, and a 63-degree egg. The bar is pouring cocktails, of course, including their margaritas and a piña colada mimosa.
As for the lunch menu, you’ll find their signature ceviches as well as tacos, including pollo en mole and cochinita pibil. There is also a selection of tortas, like the puerco con huevos, a braised pork shank with tomato, avocado, over-easy egg, black, beans, and salsa. Or try the pavo coloradito, a mole coloradito-rubbed turkey leg with queso fresco, pickled red onion, baby kale, and salsa xni pec. Hours are now Mon-Thu lunch 11am-3pm, regular menu 3pm-10pm; Fri lunch 11am-3pm, regular menu 3pm-11pm; Sat-Sun brunch 10am-3pm, regular menu 3pm-11pm. 2337 Broadway at 24th St., Oakland, 510-338-3273.