Service Updates at Serpentine, Almanac Taproom, Booster Foods, Doña Tomás

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Old Bay egg salad on griddled brioche at Serpentine. Photo: Kristen Loken.

Now that ~SERPENTINE~ is up and running with its updated interior and menu, they are making a few service tweaks. Starting on Saturday January 6th, they will be serving brunch Thu-Sun 10am-2:30pm (take a look at the menu here, which includes honey fried chicken and enchilada frittata) and discontinuing lunch Mon-Wed. Dinner service will continue unchanged Mon-Sat.

And then in February, chef-owner Tommy Halvorson is going to begin a new series of Sunday Suppers on the first Sunday of every month.The first Sunday Supper (on Sunday February 11th since the Super Bowl is on February 2nd) will be inspired by Louisiana, and the bountiful, family-style menu will be $40. You can get your tickets to this one if you like to plan ahead. Each Sunday Supper menu will be $35-$40 per person for the equivalent of three courses. I’ll keep you posted on others.

Meanwhile, ~ALMANAC TAPROOM~ has launched weekend brunch, including a burger Benedict (ruh-roh), breakfast ribs (confited local pork spareribs, fried and finished with a breakfast glaze of maple, coffee dry rub spice, crema, cured egg yolk, and showered in crispy bacon bits), special beer brunchy creations (IPA michelada, beermosa), and coffee too. Click through the pics here to see the menu. Brunch runs Sat-Sun 10am-3pm. And there’s that outdoor patio! 2704 24th St. at Potrero.

Feeling a bit beat-up with all the eggnog and cheese platters? You can give your body a break with the new dinner service available at ~BOOSTER FOODS~, which is located inside Chile Pies in NoPa. Their specialty is nutrient-dense, clean, and healthy food, and the expanded menu now includes sesame chicken spring rolls, sesame chicken salad, and wild mushroom cauliflower-crust pizza. Hours are now Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm. And you can order delivery on Caviar (use my code for $20 off your first delivery!).

Pie lovers, don’t worry, Chile Pies is still open for its regular hours (Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm), but it’s now only offering sweet pies during the week. Savory items will be available (in addition to sweet pies) on Saturday and Sunday. 601 Baker St. at Fulton.

Over in Oakland, ~DOÑA TOMÁS~ is now offering lunch service every Tue-Fri 11am-2:30pm (in addition to brunch and dinner). Counter service includes a wide range of meat and vegetarian tacos, burrito bowls, and a crunchy gem lettuce salad with avocado, radish, pumpkin seeds, and cumin salt. You can hit the margaritas or perk up with coconut-horchata iced coffee. 5004 Telegraph Ave. at 49th St., Oakland.