Chicken with explosive chili pepper at Z & Y. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Oooooh, this is exciting: according to some posts on Yelp (via a tip on Chowhound), the new ~CHILI HOUSE~ in the Inner Richmond is a sister restaurant to Chinatown’s excellent Z & Y, one of my favorites. Sure enough, chef Han is listed on the website, and the menu is the same. Houston, we have liftoff. And score, for the month of October, mention code 6688 for 10 percent off your first visit. Open daily 11am-10pm. 726 Clement St. at 8th Ave., 415-387-2658.
After mentioning on tablehopper last month that ~EJI’S~ was coming to ~331 CORTLAND MARKETPLACE~, I’m happy to report it’s now open (vegans will be happy too). Be sure to try Eji’s signature dish, misir wot, a plate of spicy red lentils with injera and sautéed greens. Open Fri-Wed 11am-6pm.
North Beach is getting its own ~OFF THE GRID~. As of Wednesday October 24th, food trucks will be parked at the Joe DiMaggio Playground every Wednesday evening from 5pm-9pm. For updates on which trucks will be in attendance, check out their Facebook page. Lombard between Mason and Powell, no phone.
More Off the Grid news: Hayeswire reports that Off the Grid will also be discontinuing their Proxy Project location in Hayes Valley. Seems the departure was planned and amicable, but a bummer for folks in the neighborhood. Octavia and Hayes.