The “Llorana” dog from Los Shucos. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
Oh boy, this is delicious and dangerous news: ~LOS SHUCOS LATIN HOT DOGS~ is now open in the Mission. The owner, Sofia Keck, originally hails from Guatemala and has brought Guatemalan-style street food hot dogs to San Francisco. The hot dogs come with two sausage types: bacon-wrapped sausage or handmade chorizo. All the dogs come on a grilled bun with serious quantities of avocado and a variety of other toppings like refried black beans, salsa chapina (a green sauce from Guatemala), and scrambled eggs. Take a look at the menu here. Right now, they’re softly open (and have been selling out in the evenings), but eventually they plan to be open Sun-Thu 11am-10pm and Fri-Sat 11am-2am. There is also a vegetarian dog in the works. 3224 1/2 22nd St. at Bartlett, 415-366-3868.
As previously mentioned on tablehopper, the former San Francisco Best Burritos (guess you shouldn’t call yourself the best unless you really, truly are) has morphed into ~DE AFGHANAN KABOB HOUSE~, an Afghan restaurant with a locations in the East Bay (and formerly in the current Aicha location on Polk). Chowhound and Yelpers both report that it is now open, and early reviews are definitely positive. The menu is heavy on kabob plates, with plenty of appetizers and breads, plus plenty of vegetarian-friendly options. 1035 Geary St. at Polk, 415-929-1124.
Hopper banh mi fave ~IRVING CAFE AND DELI~ has apparently moved two doors down and changed their name to ~QUE HUONG VIETNAMESE DELI~. According to both Chowhound and Yelp, everything remains the same as before, though there is a little more space and a couple of new menu items. 2138 Irving St. at 23rd Ave, 415-682-3828.
The Glen Park Association caught word that the former Hong Sing Restaurant space is now home to ~CHINA HOUSE RESTAURANT~. They’re reportedly serving primarily Northern Chinese food and also have beer and wine (and the space was renovated). 2794 Diamond St. at Chenery, 415-333-1331.