Tidbits: Adventure in Food and Wine, New Central Kitchen Menu, Lafayette Reopens, Stoner's, Hatch Chile Roasts, More!


Pizza at Adventure in Food and Wine. Photo via Facebook.

You’ll find a new wine and beer bar serving pizzas, flatbreads, salads, and small plates on 24th Street called ~ADVENTURE IN FOOD AND WINE~. The charcuterie and cheese plates look lovingly assembled! Open Mon-Thu 3pm-11pm and Fri-Sun 3pm-12am. 3331 24th St. at Bartlett, 628-444-3430.

~CENTRAL KITCHEN~ has launched its new menu and format, which includes family-style dining, more pasta dishes, and items from the new wood-burning hearth; take a look here. There were some updates and changes to the interior as well.

It was a damn shame that the vintage diner ~LAFAYETTE COFFEE SHOP~ was unceremoniously forced out of its long-standing Tenderloin location on Hyde back in March, but there’s good news: the owners have reopened in a new location on Larkin. You can once again get an affordable breakfast all day, plus their famed roast turkey on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and prime rib. Open daily 7am-10pm. 611 Larkin St. at Eddy, 415-441-4884.

There’s a new sandwich shop called ~STONER’S~ next to Philz in the Tenderloin, which is also serving bagel sandwiches and wraps. Sadly the humor stops at the name—nothing on the menu is very funny. I mean, come on, at least name a sandwich “The Dude.” Duuuuuude. Open Mon-Fri 6am-3pm and Sat 9am-3pm. 752 Van Ness Ave. at Eddy, 415-913-7753.

North Beach now has a Yucatecan joint called ~PANUCHOS~, serving poc chuc, panuchos, and cochinita pibil, plus some taqueria standards like quesadillas and burritos. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-3am. 620 Broadway at Grant Ave.

Fans of New Mexico Hatch chiles should know Mollie Stone’s Markets are hosting Hatch chile roasts again at rotating Bay Area locations—it all starts Sunday August 14th at the Castro market, 10am-2pm. (You can preorder if you want to be sure you get a bag.) Pro tip: this spice lover found the medium roast to be plenty hot! They let you taste test to decide how hot you wanna go. They make the best addition to a breakfast taco, and then there’s green chile pork stew, and and and…