New Service: Lunch at Gitane, Dinner at Stem, Bacon Bacon Evenings

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Wood-fired pizza for lunch at Gitane. Photo from Facebook.

As of January 26th, ~GITANE~ is open for lunch Monday through Friday. The new lunch menu is focused on utilizing the kitchen’s wood-fired oven, with thin-crust pizzas, a selection of salads, and larger entrées. The menu will change frequently, but current offerings include a Romanesco pizza with pickled onion, nettle pesto, and goat cheese ($14); roasted chicken salad with butter lettuce, radish, bacon, and Green Goddess dressing ($14); and squid ink pasta with crab, chile oil, and bread crumbs ($22). The full wine list and beer menu will also be available. Lunch is served Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm.

The newly opened Dogpatch restaurant and garden ~STEM~ is now open for dinner Monday through Saturday. The new dinner menu has a large selection of shareable dishes including a charcuterie board ($18), pork and beef meatballs ($12), and roasted cauliflower with farro in citrus vinaigrette ($12). There are also larger dishes including a grilled pork chop ($26) and a selection of pizzas. They’ve also expanded their cocktail program for the evening hours, with new drinks like the Dogpatch Sunset (209 gin, fruit extract, sparkling wine) and the Vin 09 (housemade chai, rum, cream, mint). The restaurant’s beautiful edible garden and heated patio will offer seating, as well as the inside dining room. Dinner is served Mon-Sat 4pm-9pm, with happy hour Mon-Fri 3pm-4pm. 499 Illinois St. at 16th St., 415-915-1000.

According to a post on Cole Valley SF Blog, local porky purveyor ~BACON BACON~ is now going to be open later and into the evenings. Along with the expanded hours come some new menu items (rumors are even swirling about vegetarian options) and beverage choices. Hours will now be Tue-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 8am-3pm, Mon 7am-2pm. 205a Frederick St. at Ashbury, 415-218-4347.