Tidbits: Gallardo's Reopens, Off the Grid Goes Skating at Justin Herman Plaza, Tout Sweet at the Ferry Plaza


Off the Grid at Justin Herman Plaza. Photo from Facebook.


A gorgeous tart from Tout Sweet. Photo courtesy Tout Sweet.

As previously mentioned on tablehopper, ~GALLARDO’S~ is moving around the corner from its previous Folsom location. Well, it has officially reopened after the move, according to a jaunty grand opening sign and their Facebook page. Their many fans will be excited to start lining up for their weekend birria soon, no doubt! 3248 18th St. at Shotwell, 415-436-9387.

You might not be ready, but holiday season is fast approaching. Instead of getting too stressed out, celebrate some of the more delightful aspects of the season with a trip to the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center. As of Novermber 10th, every Sunday you can catch ~OFF THE GRID: JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA~ from 11am-3pm. There will be six trucks, with a mix of sweet and savory options to keep you skating all afternoon. The market will be every Sunday until January 5th, and you get four hours of free parking if you’re skating too. Enjoy! Justin Herman Plaza, Market St. at The Embarcadero.

Trips to the Saturday ~FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET~ just got a little sweeter: as of November 9th, Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet Pâtisserie has a stand at the market. Look for morning pastries, including the Nutella bun, a smoked cheddar and bacon scone, or a more healthful green energy bar with oats, nuts, and agave. You’ll also find cookies, cakes, tarts, and a seasonal selection of macarons. Saturdays, 8am-2pm, 1 Ferry Building at Embarcadero.

In case you have been wondering about what’s on the menu at ~NICO~, the new French place we mentioned that opened in Laurel Heights, the owners finally got back to us with a menu; take a look. Dinner Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm. 3228 Sacramento St. at Lyon, 415-359-1000.

The former Haig’s Delicacies space in the Inner Richmond has new takers: two of the partners in nearby Chomp N’ Swig (David Heft and Albert Lararodriguez) are partnering with Ender Markal on a new business that should be opening in February 2014 or thereabouts. They are discussing opening for coffee service in the morning, and serving meat pies and empanadas during the day; there’s also talk of ramping up a full kitchen later on (beer and wine looks like a part of the plan too). Everything is a bit TBD at the moment, including the name, so stand by for updates. 642 Clement St. at 8th Ave.

Tablehopper tipster Jason B. alerted us to the announcement on Facebook that ~JUST FOR YOU CAFE~ in Dogpatch is going to be serving dinner as of Friday November 15th. No word on the menu yet, but hours will be Fri-Mon 6pm-10:30pm. 732 22nd St. at Tennessee, 415-647-3033.

We also caught word from our tipster Jason B. that the ~WHAT’S UP DOG!~ stand in the Financial District’s Trinity Plaza has been replaced by a ~LIVING GREENS~ juice shop. Here’s more info in a blog post. 28 Trinity St. at Sutter, 415-802-4535.

A tweet from ~SPARROW~ mentions that they are now open for lunch. Lunch hours are Tue-Fri 12pm-3pm, with brunch on weekends from 10am-2:30pm. 1640 Haight St. at Clayton, 415-622-6137.

And lastly, in the totally, utterly gross department, a good friend posted on Facebook last Friday that he found four roaches in his soup terrine (yes, live ones) while dining at ~LERS ROS HAYES~ last week (and nope, it wasn’t the Tenderloin location). Bless him for calling the Department of Health, which shut the place down due to high-risk health violations after an inspection. Scoop reports Lers Roach (as my friend is now calling it) got a pest control steam bath and then earned an all-clear from the DPH, so they have reopened. And this is why it’s important to call the health department if you ever see anything gross or wrong while dining out.