Tidbits: Gung Ho Soft Opens, Stuffed Is Coming, Hapa Ramen Pops Up, Wise Sons Delivers, More


Gung Ho’s ramen; photo from website.


The famous falafel of Sunrise Deli; photo via Facebook.

Now (softly) open in the Design District is ~GUNG HO~. As previously mentioned on tablehopper, the project is from Eric Ehler of the Seoul Patch pop-up, along with Lisa Aoki and Alex Baker-Lubin. The menu is “San Francisco-style Asian food,” with lunchtime dishes like the Seoul Patch fried chicken sandwich, a tofu katsu sandwich, ramen, and bibimbap. Lunch will be Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. A happy hour menu (5pm-8:30pm) will feature oysters, pork buns, wings, and kimchi pancake (yup, all the things I love). Follow Gung Ho on Facebook or Twitter for updates on soft opening hours and permanent hours (which will include breakfast service). 680 8th St. Suite 170 at Brannan, 415-864-2771.

Grub Street is all over the news of a new pierogi spot coming to the Mission called ~STUFFED~. Owners Dana Sacco and Andy Schoengrund are from the Midwest and plan to serve pierogi and some Midwestern beers (I know, yay). The menu includes some twists on a traditional pierogi (although you can get that too), like a lamb version with Mediterranean spices and a goat cheese center, a pulled pork version, and even a breakfast pierogi with plain potato or chorizo-potato filling that’s topped with eggs and hollandaise, like eggs Benedict. Eater reveals it was the former Mission Sub, and the new look will include a long oak wooden bar, and bar-style seating outside. Look for a mid-January opening. 2788 Mission St. at 23rd St.

Opening today is the fifth location of ~SUNRISE DELI~, famous for their falafel. Open daily 11am-8pm for now, but that may change. 1671 Haight St. at Cole, 415-355-1555.

For the next three Tuesdays, swing by ~WING WINGS~ in the Lower Haight from 6pm-10pm for kick-ass food from the ~HAPA RAMEN~ crew. This Tuesday December 4th (today), the pop-up menu will feature a “chicken katsu tonkotsu” (think chicken katsu, katsu sauce, and cabbage on top of tonkotsu broth, bring it ON), while December 11th will feature an all-chicken ramen (an homage to the chicken HQ they’re cooking at), and December 18th will have tsukemen (“dipping noodles”) with handmade noodles. Collect all three!

This Wednesday evening, ~EASTERN ADDITION~ kicks off their series of Filipino dinners at ~VINYL COFFEE AND WINE BAR~. Behind the stoves will be Tim Luym (Attic Restaurant/The WOW) and Dominic Ainza (Mercury Lounge), showcasing a nouveau twist on classic Filipino style. Frozen Kuhsterd will also be custom making an avocado frozen custard topped with condensed milk! 6pm-11pm. To make a reservation, email or call 415-952-6198. 359 Divisadero St. at Oak, 415-621-4132.

Have you swung by to snarf on a ~KRONNERBURGER~ yet? (For more on what that is, click here.) I went by Sunday evening, and got to commune with a delicious burger slathered with a white cheddar aioli. So wrong, yet so right. Hours are adjusting a little bit: since it’s so damn dark so damn early, dinner service on Sunday and Monday will start at 5pm. You can also swing by for “happy hour” service, which is Fri-Sat 4:30pm-8pm. 2379 Mission St. at 20th St.

This could be dangerous news: ~WISE SONS DELI~ is now offering free delivery for breakfast and lunch (does not include catering) through TCB Courier for a $45 minimum in the Mission (approximately 45-60 minutes). There is a $5 delivery fee for downtown (approximately 90 minutes). Check out the map here. Call 415-787-DELI to order.

File this one in the developing folder: it seems ~SOLSTICE~ is currently in lease negotiations with their landlord. Things are a bit up in the air, so stand by for news about the fate of the location (although their lease does extend through May). 2801 California St. at Divisadero, 415-359-1222.