The killer breakfast sandwich at Lou’s. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
~LOU’S CAFE~, the Inner Richmond sandwich shop that rocks an excellent spread and killer breakfast sandwich, has opened a second location in Parkside. Initial Yelp reports say that menu is the same as the Geary location, but there’s a bit more space to spread out and enjoy your tasty sandwich. 1508 Taraval St. at 25th Ave., 415-682-4083.
The former Pop-Up Cafe location in the Tenderloin has become ~TYCOON THAI~. The primarily Thai place also specializes in Laotian dishes, according to early Yelp reports. It looks like the interior has a spare, modern look, with some neat modern graphic design. 620 O’Farrell St. at Leavenworth, 415-796-3391.
For good falafel downtown, check out newly opened ~THE FLYING FALAFEL~. The tiny outpost offers vegan falafel sandwiches, along with lots of gluten-free options. Yelpers are reporting that the owner is friendly and the pita bread is warmed in a steamer to keep it warm and fluffy. 1051 Market St. at 6th St., 415-964-1003.
The hopper noticed ~KISU~, a new Japanese spot in the Financial District. It’s focused on sushi bowls, at least according to Yelpers. It sounds like you create your own bowl using a list of choices, including rice, sauces, and fish. 493 Pine St. at Kearny, 415-678-7722.
A new Italian café in North Beach tweeted us about their opening in December. It’s called ~CAFÉ DIMMI TUTTO~ and is the project of Grace LaGoce and Francesco Signorile. They want to offer excellent espresso, with an Italian sense of hospitality, where customers are encouraged to linger and talk to their barista; for more information on their vision, check out this article. They’re importing Saicaf beans from Italy and have even created a special ice cream and coffee concoction called the “dimmi cremino,” using a special blending machine, according to this article on the new spot. Hours are Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. 473 Broadway St. at Kearny, 415-987-0714.
San Francisco will soon have a new place for Burmese food, this time on Polk Street. Chowhounders and Good Bad SF caught the closure of Sushi Rock, and it looks like ~RANGOON RUBY~ is moving in. The small Bay Area chain has locations in Palo Alto and San Carlos, with a fourth headed to Burlingame. No word on the exact opening; we’ll keep an eye out. 1608 Polk St. at Sacramento.