Tidbits: Cotogna Pops Up at FOG, Charin's New Location, Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen, Cioppino Sundays at Bar Agricole


Quince’s fresh pasta hanging at the 21POP display, complete with a wood stove, at 2014’s FOG. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

This week is the second annual FOG Design+Art fair (January 15th-18th) at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, with more contemporary and modern design and art than you’ll know what to do with. There are a variety of talks, conversations, presentations, films, and more, and there will also be some pop-up dining options from Cotogna and Jane Coffee Lounge (serving baked goods, sandwiches, and Stumptown Coffee and Red Blossom Tea, local wines, and more). Cotogna’s Michael and Lindsay Tusk have created a pop-up/sit-down restaurant, with communal seating and a menu that includes a mozzarella antipasti bar, soups and salads, sandwiches, agnolotti dal plin, and Tuscan fried chicken. Oh yeah, and French Onion Gruyère soup (get it, FOG). Open 11:30am until closing. Tickets for the FOG Design+Art fair are $15 online and $20 at the door. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.

~CHARIN~, the haute pop-up from Charles-C Onyeama we told you about in July and August, has landed a permanent home at Stable Cafe. The pop-ups will still be happening every three or four weeks, with seating for 34 diners per evening. Dinner will be $95 per person, not including wine pairings, and the next dinner will be on Sunday January 25th and Monday January 26th. To stay on top of upcoming dinners and menus, join their mailing list. 2128 Folsom St. at 17th St.

A new Ethiopian restaurant has opened in the Tenderloin, called ~TADU ETHIOPIAN KITCHEN~. Early Yelp reports are positive, with mentions of friendly service, vegetarian-friendly platters, and even an option for gluten-free injera. Hours are daily 11:30am-9pm. 484 Ellis St. at Leavenworth, 415-409-6649.

Fans of one of our finest local specialties (that would be crab cioppino, duh) will want to head over to ~BAR AGRICOLE~ on Sundays for chef Melissa Reitz’s special cioppino nights (while local Dungeness crab season lasts). For $50, you’ll get a salad, cioppino, and dessert, and the service fee is included in that price, FYI, so don’t be crabby.