The pizza case and counter at Pizza Shop. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
The Mission Community Market in action. Photo courtesy Mission Community Market.
Here’s some news on the new takers for ~ROXY’S CAFE~, which closed earlier this month. The space has been taken over by Shawn Naputi, who was previously chef de cuisine at Roxy’s and worked at Incanto before that, and Shawn Camacho, who was the general manager at the Palace and is one of the folks behind the 13North pop-up. You’ll find a refined take on the food of Guam, much like the approach to Filipino cuisine at 13North. Naputi is currently on a research trip in Guam, and the pair hope to open in February. Manny Torres Gimenez, who previously owned Roxy’s, is not involved but wishes the Shawns well in their new venture. 2847 Mission St. at 24th St.
A report by Dana Eastland. Thanks to a tablehopper tipster, we found out that a sign has gone up for the new ~PIZZA SHOP~ on 24th Street, in the former Mike’s Deli. The new owner and pizza maker is a fellow who would only give his name as Tom; he hails from New Jersey. He didn’t want us to share his full pizza background, but suffice to say he used to work at a well-respected New York-style pizzeria in Southern California (I know, he’s a mystewious chawactew). The new space has been extensively reworked inside, with a kitchen devoted entirely to pies. The concrete-deck oven packs some power and will be fired up this week for testers. Once the dough and oven are dialed in and final inspections passed, they’ll be open. The space is intended for both dine-in and takeout. On the menu, you’ll find 14 different pizzas, available by the slice or whole. All pizzas are 18 inches around, and will be made only by Tom himself. A beer and wine license is in the works. Hours will be 11am-9pm daily (last pies come out at 9pm, and then they’ll sell until 10pm or whenever they sell out). In fitting with the purist nature of the thing, it will be cash only. 3104 24th St. at Folsom, 415-824-1840.
~MISSION COMMUNITY MARKET~ is back, every Thursday starting this January 23rd, from 4pm-8pm. The market has moved just around the corner to 22nd Street between Bartlett and Mission while construction continues on Bartlett. Vendors include brand-new Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, Marla Bakery, and Blue House Farm. And did you know that even though the market can only allow service dogs, they’ll keep an eye on your well-behaved pooch at their doggie valet while you shop? It’s the best. 22nd St. between Mission and Bartlett.