Openings: Brass Knuckle, Rice Paper Scissors Has a Brick and Mortar, Gyro Xpress

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The Snoop Dogg from Brass Knuckle. Yelp photo by Earl G.

Thanks to a tip from a reader, we learned local food truck chef Shellie Kitchen (who is also a contestant on the current season of ABC’s The Taste) has opened a brick-and-mortar location in the Tenderloin, called ~BRASS KNUCKLE~, just like the food truck. The menu has a musical bent, with menu items like the Snoop Dogg (that’s a bacon-wrapped hot dog with Asian-style slaw, furikake, and radish sprouts), the Fryin’ Maiden (fried chicken sandwich), and the Notorious P.I.G. (a Cubano on a rosemary waffle). 749 Larkin St. at O’Farrell, 415-567-2233.

~RICE PAPER SCISSORS~ also has a new brick-and-mortar home, at Brick and Mortar in the Mission. They’ve done a few pop-ups there already, and are preparing for a soft opening on Monday February 10th. They’ll start out with lunch service Mon-Wed 11am-2pm, with weekend brunch coming soon. The lunch menu includes a vegan curry with seasonal vegetables, pho, and savory pies, as well as Vietnamese coffee and ginger beer; take a look at the menu here. 1710 Mission St. at 13th St., 415-878-6657.

As mentioned in December, the former K*Pop Korean restaurant in the Castro has been replaced by ~GYRO XPRESS~. Castro Biscuit reports that they have a grand opening planned for Saturday February 8th. They’ve also got some details on the owner’s plans, including late-night hours: apparently they’ll be open daily 11am-3am, so let that 2am falafel help you from feeling awful the next day. 499 Castro St. at 18th St., 415-554-0352.