Tidbits and News: Native Juice Co., Pampalasa, Native Sons BBQ, Fire at Liverpool Lil's


The spring rolls from Native Juice Co. Yelp photo by JazzMarie C.

We reported in late March on the new location of ~NATIVE JUICE CO.~ in the Financial District, and according to Yelp it is now open. To recap, the juicery closed their location at 250 Montgomery earlier this year and have now opened shop at 168 Sutter Street. There are juices, smoothies, and food items on the menu, including a kale salad, spring rolls, and vegetarian quinoa sushi rolls. Hours are Mon-Thu 7:30am-5pm, Fri 7:30am-4:30pm. 168 Sutter St. at Kearny.

There is now a place to satisfy your Filipino food cravings in SoMa, called ~PAMPALASA~. Owner Jennifer Villamin says it also has the distinction of being one of the first “kamayan-optional” restaurants in San Francisco, meaning eating with your hands is encouraged. They’ve even installed a sink in the dining room to wash up before and after meals. The menu is still being finalized, but they will offer rustic Filipino cuisine for lunch Monday through Friday, brunch on weekends, and are pouring Ritual coffee.

The grand opening is Tuesday May 19th, but they are throwing a special soft opening Saturday and Sunday May 16th and 17th from 10am to 3pm with 15 percent off while they work out their recipes; RSVP here. 1261 Folsom St. at 9th St., no phone yet.

We are always on the lookout for delicious barbecue, so when a chef friend mentioned this new pop-up, well, it’s now officially on the radar! Native Sons BBQ will be popping up at Triple Voodoo Brewery on Friday May 8th, from 5:30pm until they sell out. On the menu is brisket, pork ribs, and sides. 2245 3rd St. at 19th St.

On Wednesday April 29th, there was a fire at ~LIVERPOOL LIL’S~ around 7:30am, SFist reports. The restaurant suffered some smoke and water damage, but luckily, according to a post on their Facebook page, no one was hurt and the damage to the restaurant was not serious. They are currently closed, but only for a short while. Our thoughts go out to everyone at Lil’s, and we’re wishing you best of luck getting back up and running! 2942 Lyon St. at Lombard.