Tango & Stache’s Campari-braised pork belly taco. Photo courtesy Tango & Stache.
A lobster roll from the Lobsta Truck. Photo from Facebook.
As we reported in September, the former Malai Thai location in the Mission was taken over by the ~LERS ROS~ folks. Well, now Eater reports that the Thai restaurant’s third location is now open for business. The menu is similar to the previous two locations (minus the uh, accidental proteins found at the Hayes location, we hope), with a few new additions, like salmon with green curry and venison stir-fry. The wine list also has some new choices, including the welcome addition of sparkling wines from France and Portugal. Hours are Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm. 3189 16th St. at Guerrero, 415-923-8965.
Starting Friday February 14th, pop-up ~TANGO & STACHE~ will have a permanent-ish home at Mélange Market in the Mission. Mélange is the pop-up market/café project from the AQ and TBD folks adjacent to the ODC theater space (got enough acronyms for you?). Anyway, Tango & Stache will be there every Friday from 8am-6pm, serving his spiritous dishes. For the first pop-up on the 14th, the menu includes Campari-braised pork belly tacos, and a beet salad tartine with feta and pistachios. Mélange’s usual De La Paz coffee and housemade pastries will also be available. 3153 17th St. at Shotwell.
On Thursday evenings (from 4pm-7pm), ~1058 HOAGIE~ is hosting a special menu that really leans toward owner Adam Mesnick’s Jewish side of the family, as he puts it. The menu includes mostly classic, simple rye bread sandwiches—all come with either slaw, macaroni salad, or potato salad, and a pickle. He posts the menu every Thursday afternoon, but some past offerings included matzo ball soup, the Mazel (corned beef, Romanian pastrami, chopped liver, muenster cheese, rye, side of Thousand Island), the Stein (corned beef or Romanian pastrami, chopped liver, rye, side of Thousand Island), the Berg (corned beef or Romanian pastrami, rye, side of Thousand Island), plus an open-faced smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese, and you can get a half-pint of chopped liver or whitefish salad. Bonus: 1058 Hoagie is also offering delivery from 11am-3pm in SoMa via bike messenger now, score! 180 7th St. at Howard, 415-552-8984.
For your hungry weekend lineup, check out the new weekend brunch at ~ELMIRA ROSTICCERIA~ every weekend from 9am-2pm. The menu is still in the works, but will basically be an expanded version of their weekday breakfast menu, with the addition of some weekly specials like the lampredotto sandwich (‘hopper recommended) or a roast pork sandwich. They’ve also got mimosas for $2, beer, and Bicycle Coffee. 154 McAllister St. at Leavenworth, 415-551-7332.
There’s a new food truck in town, debuting on Valentine’s Day, so here’s hoping that it’s love between you two. The Los Angeles-based ~LOBSTA TRUCK~ is now in the Bay Area, serving lobster and crab rolls in a traditional New England-style split-top bun. They’ve also got fish and chips, clam chowder, and whoopie pies. To keep up with them check out the schedule here, or you can follow them on Twitter.
Here’s another Monday spot for your radar, perfect for downtown workers: ~GITANE~ will now be open on Monday evenings for dinner service and happy hour. Dinner is available every Monday from 5:30pm-10:30pm, and the bar is open until 12am.