Openings: Italian Homemade Company in Hayes Valley, Dim Sum in the Mission, Beyond Burma, Pho in the Castro!


The fantastic lasagna at The Italian Homemade Company, one of the many crazy-delicious pasta dishes they make. Photo: ©


The har gow with black truffle at Pushcart Fare. Instagram photo via @pushcartfare.


Tea leaf salad at Beyond Burma. Yelp photo by Hiromi N.


Grilled pork with vermicelli at Pho 335. Yelp photo via business owner.

Hayes Valley should be pretty stoked with the addition of an ~ITALIAN HOMEMADE COMPANY~ location that just opened. There are many housemade pastas to choose from, but their tortellini—one of the few places in town to make it with traditional mortadella and pork—in pasticciata sauce (bolognese with béchamel, mamma mia), lasagna, and piadine sandwiches are especially delicious—and affordable. Open Tue-Sun 11am-11pm (thanks to Eater for the business hours). 1 Franklin St. at Page, 415-757-0877.

IHC are also busy taking over the former Caffe Roma location in North Beach (which closed after close to 30 years in business). Eater reports they are busy updating the building and hope to open another Italian Homemade location in spring 2019. 526 Columbus Ave. at Green.

I’ve been following the Instagram account of a new dim sum place in the Mission that just opened and looks fun: ~PUSHCART FARE~. According to a post on Yelp, they are also behind the Hongry Kong and Wokitchen food trucks.

They’re serving some updated dim sum classics, like har gow (shrimp) with black truffle and charcoaled lava salty egg yolk bun (built for Instagram), plus siu mai, BBQ pork buns, and more—you can order three pieces or dim sum boxes. There are also some fun snacks like Taiwanese popcorn chicken and mushu chicken tacos.

Their butter egg custard tarts look really good. They also offer a variety of teas. Check out the menu on their site. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-8:30pm and Sun 11am-3pm. 3224 22nd St. at Bartlett, 415-957-1688.

A new Burmese restaurant is serving dinner and weekend brunch in the Elmira Rosticceria location in Civic Center. It’s called ~BEYOND BURMA~, and has a menu of tea leaf salad, Burmese ramen, mohinga (catfish chowder), samosa soup, Shan noodles, many curry and rice dishes, and more. According to their site, they like to add some creative twists and updates to their dishes, and they like to offer healthy and vegetarian options too. Open Tue-Fri 4pm-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm. 154 McAllister St. at Hyde, 415-364-8425.

Castro residents will be happy to hear there’s a new Vietnamese restaurant in the neighborhood: ~PHO 335~ has opened, serving pho ga (chicken) or pho bo (beef) noodle, plus some apps like spring rolls and cha gio (fried imperial rolls), vermicelli bowls, and some rice plates. Open daily 11am-9pm. 335 Noe St. at 17th St., 415-829-2789.