Tempura udon for lunch at Pabu. Photo by Kevin McCullough via Pabu.
Downtown’s ~PABU~ is now open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am-2pm. The menu is a bit scaled back from dinner, with a selection of small plates, larger dishes, and sushi and sashimi. Look for okonomiyaki with squid and pork belly, tempura udon, and sashimi selections, to name just a few items. Here’s the full menu for your perusing pleasure. 101 California St. at Front, 415-668-7228.
~DARWIN CAFE~ is now offering weekend brunch, Eater reports. The menu isn’t huge, but offers a nice variety for everyone, with sweet choices like waffles and muesli with yogurt and fruit, or savory choices like poached eggs Darwin (that’s creamed spinach, roast beef, and béarnaise sauce, oof) or Turkish breakfast with egg, tomato, figs, kasseri cheese, olives, and toast. Weekend hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, with a “pastry hour” starting at 9am. 212 Ritch St. at Bryant, 415-800-8668.
If you’re looking for a Sunday evening spot, you can now head to ~TWENTY FIVE LUSK~. They are offering a menu of their “greatest hits,” with favorite dishes from the lunch, brunch, dinner, and lounge menus. There’s a lobster eggs Benedict with pancetta, or check out their small dishes like gnocchi with red pole beans, Sun Gold tomatoes, frisée, and black garlic. Brunch for dinner, yes! Dinner is served Sundays from 5pm-9pm.