The rainbow plethora of flavors at Papabubble. Photo from Facebook.
Dapper Dog. Photo courtesy Jason B.
Chicken wontons with spinach from Kingdom of Dumpling. Yelp photo by Janette L.
~PAPABUBBLE~, the Barcelona-based candy shop we reported on last year is now softly open in Hayes Valley, according to Hoodline. The space is a former sewing machine shop, where they’re making beautiful small-batch candies with a mix of traditional and unusual flavors. Look for options like root beer, sparkling wine, coffee, and bergamot, each with a different design. They can also do customized designs and flavors for special events, including a hilarious (and NSFW, if you work somewhere stuffy) lollipop for Pride. Watch your teeth on that one. Hours are daily 11am-7pm. 488 Fell St. at Laguna, 415-355-1188.
Tipster Jason B. sent us a photo of what looks like a new hot dog shop in the Castro. It’s called ~DAPPER DOG~, and is owned by Bassel Khoury (not @thedapperdiner), according to Castro Biscuit. Khoury didn’t respond to our call in time, but his father Riyad Khoury owns the Castro Nail Salon on the same block, and confirmed that it’s his son’s project. 417 Castro St. at Market.
~MARKET & RYE~’s West Portal location closed on Sunday, and Scoop reports that there is already a new project planned for the space. It’s called ~CALIBUR~ and comes from partners Sean Patrick and Jorge Ortigas, who currently work together at Sysco Food Systems. It will be a burger joint with California style: think all-organic ingredients, including beef from Panorama Meats, hand-cut fries, and milk shakes with Three Twins ice cream. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will also be available. They are making limited cosmetic changes to the space, and plan to open in August. 68 W. Portal Ave. at Vicente.
As for Ryan Scott’s plans now that his original Market & Rye location is closed, he’s decided to focus on his Potrero location, as well as his upcoming project, ~MASON~, which will be open for dinner in the evenings. He’ll be serving pizzas, small plates, and desserts there, and all items will clock in at less than $20. The new restaurant is set to open Monday July 21st, and will be open daily 4pm-12am, plus brunch Sat-Sun 10am-3pm and “power lunch Fridays” starting at 11am. 300 De Haro St. at 16th St.
Fans of the takeout dumplings from the Parkside location of ~KINGDOM OF DUMPLING~ will be happy to know they just got a change-of-use approval from the city to expand their Taraval Street retail location into a limited restaurant (this would be in addition to their 1713 Taraval Street restaurant). Stand by for details on the construction timeline soon. I just may have to go out there to get some dumplings and the full story. Heh. 2048 Taraval St. at 31st Ave.
There is a change at ~IZAKAYA YUZUKI~, in addition to the chef shuffle we reported last week. The name has changed to ~YUZUKI JAPANESE EATERY~. They’ve apparently dealt with some misconceptions about the term “izakaya”, and the new name should help avoid any confusion.