Tidbits Include a New Lunch Burger from Niku, Lunch Window at Verjus, Coffee Service at Ayala


The wagyu burger available at lunch from The Butcher Shop by Niku Steakhouse. Photo: Isabel Baer.

Burger lovers should know ~THE BUTCHER SHOP BY NIKU STEAKHOUSE~ is offering to-go lunch offerings which includes a burger made with a blend of 50 percent domestic Imperial Wagyu and 50 percent Japanese A5 Wagyu, served with Kewpie mayonnaise and pickles. There’s also a bratwurst (100 percent A5 Wagyu) and skewers (a combination of domestic Imperial Wagyu, Japanese A5 Wagyu, and dry-aged U.S.D.A. Prime New York and ribeye steak). Lunch items range in price from $15.99-19.99 and are available exclusively to-go. One to two items are offered Tue-Fri from 11:30am until they sell out. 57 Division St.

Michael and Lindsay Tusk’s ~VERJUS~ now has a to-go window on Hotaling Place, open for weekday lunch. The menu will feature one rotating sandwich and a small selection of soft drinks (iced tea, yuzu soda, and Kimino ume soda). The window launched with a French dip ($12), available Tue-Fri 12pm-3pm. The to-go window is just around the corner from their 528 Washington Street address on Hotaling Place.

If you’re a downtown worker, ~AYALA~ has opened a café, serving freshly baked goods by Black Jet Baking Co. and coffee and espresso service featuring Intelligentsia Coffee. It’s adjacent to the lobby of Hotel G, with casual seating for up to 30 guests. 7am-11am daily. 398 Geary Blvd.