Classic Halal Guys platter. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Pork sinigang (with tamarind broth, bok choy, green beans, and daikon) at FOB Kitchen. Photo via Facebook.
Looks like some tasty king crab at Won Kok. Yelp photo by Rocky C.
Some quick tidbits for you. It’s kind of fun to be reporting on a business that is just blocks from me in New York that is coming to SF: Blatteis Realty reached out to let us know that ~THE HALAL GUYS~ are opening a location in the Tenderloin in the former Naan ‘n’ Curry space. Eater mentions there will be 26 seats, and construction starts in a few weeks. (You may remember, they will also be coming to Berkeley, in the former Le Regal space at 2126 Center Street, although now it looks like SF will open first.) Bring on the white sauce (and their crazy-hot red sauce!). 336 O’Farrell St. at Mason.
Fans of Filipino food will be happy to know that pop-up FOB Kitchen has found a permanent home at ~GASHEAD TAVERN~ in the Mission. Come by for first-generation chef Janice Dulce’s home cooking—they make their own longanisa and housemade Spam; Eater mentions they’ll be serving dishes like sinigang and beef mechado as well. Dinner is served Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm, brunch (featuring organic and cage-free eggs on dishes like pork adobo fried rice) is Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. 2351 Mission St. at 20th St., 415-756-9844.
And over in the TL, ~TSELOGS~ of Daly City has opened a new location in the former Kare-Ken. Spamsilog (Spam, egg, and garlic fried rice) is in the house, and there are other home-style dishes on the menu too. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm. 552 Jones St. at Geary, 415-658-7142.
Pete Mrabe can’t stop, won’t stop. Last week we mentioned ~PETE’S~ was up and running in the former Amante, and now he has opened ~CENTRAL STATION DELI~ just down the street (we have been talking about this deli since 2012). The menu has six well-thought-out specialty sandwiches, including The Captain, with double Dutch crunch, mesquite-smoked turkey, bacon, avocado, Swiss, lettuce, onion, tomato. All sandwiches are $11, and you can also make your own combo. Soft opening hours are 10:30am-3:30pm, cash only. 728 Vallejo St. at Stockton, 415-658-7310.
A tablehopper tipster let us know a chef from R&G Lounge joined some owners and opened ~WON KOK~ out in Sunnyside (in the former Ming Garden, just by Shanghai Dumpling King). Yelpers mention that the Cantonese menu contains some R&G classics, like salt and pepper crab and the clear broth beef stew clay pot (the steamed chicken with ginger and green onion sounds like a winning dish, FYI). More info and pics on Hungry Onion. Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm and 5pm-9:30pm. 700 Monterey Blvd. at Gennessee, 415-587-1826.