Tidbits: Loqui, Mr. Crave, Great Indian Food, Bacon Bacon, Jazz at Brenda's


Fried green tomato BLT at Bacon Bacon. Photo from Facebook.

Eater reports that there’s a new pint-size Mexican spot on 18th Street, right between Pizzeria Delfina and Tartine. The new place is called ~LOQUI~, and comes from Tartine baker Cameron Wallace and Mexico City native Ari Ampudia. They’re serving a changing menu of Mexican antojitos on Friday and Saturday night from 7:30pm until they sell out. For updates on the menu (and news of a sellout), follow them on Twitter. 3609 18th St. at Guerrero.

There’s a new place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Tenderloin. After some ABC license activity awhile ago, the quirkily named ~MR. CRAVE~ opened June 3rd in the short-lived Jimmie’s space next to the Cova Hotel. They’re serving American comfort food with local ingredients, including a burger, French toast, and sandwiches. They’ve got wines from California and beyond, and a beer list with craft selections and Belgian-style suds to pair with the food. Bonus: after 5pm, you get two hours free parking in the Cova parking lot. They’re open Tue-Sun 7am-9pm, and Mon 7am-2pm. 655 Ellis St. at Hyde, 415-321-8899.

Uppercasing reports that the new Indian restaurant in the former Kan Zaman space, ~GREAT INDIAN~, has posted its menu, and Yelp indicates it’s open. They’re serving roti rolls and thali plates, and have an active beer and wine license. Now we’ll just have to see if they can live up to their name. 1793 Haight St. at Shrader.

After catching national attention for the NIMBY-est of problems, the ~BACON BACON~ café will not be returning to Cole Valley, but has found a home at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in the Mission, Scoop reports. They’ll be serving lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, starting June 20th (not the 12th as originally planned), and doing all the food for music events at the space starting July 1st. In the meantime, the truck is still up and running. 1710 Mission St. at Duboce, 415-800-8782.

For some hot jazz on Sunday nights, head to ~BRENDA’S FRENCH SOUL FOOD~. Gaucho Jazz will be there every Sunday starting at 5pm, providing a perfect soundtrack for Brenda’s biscuits and gumbo.