Quick Bites: Jikasei Mensho, Super Duper Burgers, Dottie's True Blue Cafe Closes


Ramen from the new Jikasei Mensho. Instagram photo by @trocadero152.

~MENSHO TOKYO~ (some of my favorite ramen in the city) just opened a shop (today!) in The Market in the Twitter building, ~JIKASEI MENSHO~. Jikasei, which means homemade, is offering a few kinds of ramen geared for takeout (after a great deal of R&D). They all come in takeout containers—you specify if you’re going to eat them within 15 minutes or later and they prepare them accordingly. You can choose your own broth and chashu toppings, including roasted chicken or spiced ground lamb. There are also a few sides, like chicken karaage and potato salad. Check out a pic of the menu here. Open Tue-Sat 11am-3pm. 1355 Market St. at 9th St.

~SUPER DUPER BURGERS~ is opening a location in Laurel Village, and they’re offering a free mini burger to the first 50 guests who line up at lunch (11am) or dinner (4:30pm) Wednesday December 22nd and Thursday December 23rd. Open 10:30am-9pm daily. 3401 California St. at Laurel.

I had been hearing rumors that longtime brunch spot ~DOTTIE’S TRUE BLUE CAFE~ was closing their 6th Street location, and SFGate confirmed the news. Former (and longtime) owner Kurt Abney sold the business to new owners back in 2017, and sadly they couldn’t weather the “tough times brought on by the pandemic.” Truly the toughest times. 28 6th St. at Market.