Seating at Orexi; photo via website.
The new interior of SliderBar. Photo courtesy of SliderBar.
The xiao long bao at Old Shanghai. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Falafel fans should be very happy with the news that ~SUNRISE DELI~ is opening in the Upper Haight. Uppercasing mentions the space was Zip Zap Hair. The timing is “soon,” so stand by. 1671 Haight St. at Cole.
I had heard a Greek place was coming to West Portal but the owner never returned my query. Scoop confirms it’s called ~OREXI~ and it opened in the former Round Table Pizza location. The menu includes a few pizzas—hey, when you have a pizza oven…. Open Tue-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm. 243 West Portal Ave. at 14th Ave., 415-664-6739.
Due to open this Thursday October 4th is ~SLIDERBAR~ in the former Criolla Kitchen/Baghdad Café space. For those familiar with the Palo Alto location, there are a variety of meats available (all-natural grass-fed beef, lamb, chicken, pork) as well as vegetarian and vegan options, and you can order 1 or 12. Sauces are housemade, and there are also salads, Belgian fries, sweet potato fries, and chicken wings; desserts include Straus milkshakes and cookies. Local cicerone Eric Cripe (Jug Shop, Public House) consulted on the list of 16 craft beers, and there are wines on tap as well; in case you’re sleepy, there are also Blue Bottle espresso drinks. Happy hour is daily from 3pm-6pm, when you get complimentary Belgian fries with all drinks. Hours are Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-12am. 2295 Market St. at 16th St., 415-431-7700.
Over in the Marina, Eater reports ~MARINA BISTRO & WINE BAR~ has opened in the former Marina & Kebab space (same owner). The menu is more on the American, Italian, and French side of things, from calamari to steak tartare. 2257 Chestnut St. at Pierce, 415-441-9010 .
Reader Jason B. let me know it looks like the owners of ~EL FAROLITO~ have applied for the former ~BRISAS DE ACAPULCO~ space in Bernal. 3137 Mission St. at Precita.
In the Mission, ~FARINA PIZZA & CUCINA ITALIANA~ has opened their takeout counter (it has its own designated entrance, so you don’t have to walk through the restaurant to order a pizza to go). You can call in advance to place your order at 415-565-1900. Check out the full menu here. And just in time for this blast of heat, their outdoor seating has also just opened, with 5 tables and 15 seats (there are heat lamps for when the weather returns to our usual chilly state).
Fans of bento boxes will be happy to know ~KEN KEN RAMEN~ has opened a lunch spot called ~SUIKA~. The Yum blog reports that bentos are $8-$9, along with some snacks and dessert (including frozen custard from Frozen Kuhsterd). Open Wed-Sat 11:30am-2pm. 3376 18th St. at Mission, 415-967-2636.
The fine folks of ~SŌW~ are now popping up with their juices at ~PAUSE WINE BAR~ on Mondays from 9am-2pm. They plan to add additional days plus a small food menu. 1666 Market St. at Laguna, 415-637-7343.
After reporting that ~OLD SHANGHAI RESTAURANT~ was sadly closed back in July, a few Yelp reviews make it seem that it’s back (the ABC license lists new owners) (via Eater), and it has a new number. 5145 Geary Blvd. at 16th Ave., 415-386-0388.