Counter seating at Proposition Chicken. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.
The pint-sized interior at Green Heart Foods. Photo from Facebook.
The Blue Bar at The Cavalier. Photo by Lauri Levenfeld, courtesy The Cavalier.
From the folks who brought you Straw is a new place to get your chicken: ~PROPOSITION CHICKEN~. It’s on Market Street near “the Hub,” and offers chicken three different ways: fried, flipped (rotisserie), or fake (that would be tofu). You then select how you’d like it served: on a sandwich, on top of a kale salad, or on a plate with a biscuit. There are sides, too, like matzo ball soup (owner Ari Feingold’s mother’s recipe) and wings. They’ve got gluten-free fried chicken, which will make some people very happy, plus will be offering late-night hours on weekends soon.
The interior is spare, with bright red chairs, poured cement floors, wood-topped tables, and a giant neon chicken outline on the back wall. The chicken theme runs pretty strong, actually, with chicken wire shelving, large-scale portraits of chickens, and rubber chickens on the counter. Bwok. The only dessert option is Feingold’s chocolate egg on a stick (which answers that age-old question, unless you eat dessert first). You order at the counter, then take a seat. The place specializes in takeout and will also offer catering. Starting Friday October 25th, they will be open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. Right now, hours are every day 11am-9pm (Sun-Thu hours will not change). 1750 Market St. at Octavia, 415-864-2454.
Eater reports that the Mission has a new health-conscious café, ~GREEN HEART FOODS~ from owner Lisa Chatham. Chatham has been running the company as a catering business, using her background as a nutritionist and CIA-trained chef to cook delicious and healthful food. Look for breakfast and lunch, including smoothies, a daily vegan muffin, salads, and soups, plus a daily blue plate special. There’s coffee and forthcoming cold-pressed juice too. It’s geared toward takeout, though there is some sidewalk seating. Hours are Mon-Fri 8am-3pm; they may expand over the next couple of weeks. 3321 20th St. at Folsom, 415-800-8910.
Jennifer Puccio, Anna Weinberg, and James Nicholas’ newest project, ~THE CAVALIER~, is now offering breakfast and lunch every day. Starting at 7am, seven days a week, you’ll find lots of British-style breakfast offerings, available all day. Look for crumpets and toast ($6); the English, two eggs with bacon, bangers, beans, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and toast ($18); and a selection of “soldiers,” or delicate breakfast sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including smoked salmon with horseradish hollandaise ($13) and Welsh rarebit gravy with potato soldiers ($11). Poured alongside all this is Stumptown coffee, or a selection of teas.
At lunch, look for sandwiches including a burger ($16) and roasted leg of lamb ($16), along with fish and chips ($22) and a variety of salads and starters. Lunch is available from 11:30am-3pm. Take a look at both menus here. 360 Jessie St. at 5th St., 415-321-6000.
As previously reported on tablehopper, 650 import ~ASIAN BOX~ is opening in Macy’s Union Square. The location is now open, serving rice boxes with a variety of toppings like six-spice chicken, lemongrass pork, and coconut curry tofu (take a look at the menu here). Hours are daily 11am-9pm. 170 O’Farrell St. at Powell, in the Macy’s Marketplace. 415-800-7043.
Intrepid Chowhounders have caught wind of a new restaurant in the former Chef Jia’s space in Chinatown: ~HOUSE OF XIAN DUMPLING~. Early reports on Chow and Yelp report that the opening is definitely soft, with only half the menu currently available and some service kinks. But the items that are on offer get solid reviews, and prices are low. 925 Kearny St. at Columbus, 415-398-1626.
As reported on tablehopper back in July, ~LITTLE BEE BAKING~ is moving into Bernal Heights. After a few days of being softly open, they will open their doors for real on Wednesday October 16th. Look for Four Barrel coffee, cookies, ice cream, and seasonal fruit tarts. 521 Cortland Ave. at Moultrie.
This is some great news: after reporting on the plans for his new place last month, chef Zulfiqar “Guddu” Haider tweeted that he will be opening ~GUDDU DE KARAHI~ on Tuesday October 15th. (That’s today! We gotta go, see you there!) His many dedicated fans on Yelp and Chowhound are already rhapsodizing about the tandoori fish, naan, and paneer dishes; check out the menu here. Hours are Tue-Sun 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm. 1501 Noriega St. at 22nd Ave., 415-759-9088.
In news on the food news, it sounds like mustachioed review site ~BURRITOEATER.COM~ will be calling it quits soon. After 10 years and 990 slab reviews, they’ll keep chugging on to 1,000, and then retire from the burrito-rating business. But hopefully not the burrito-eating business, which lives forever. Best wishes, Mister Hodgkins!
And now, in the schadenfreude department: It looks like the ~APPLEBEE’S~ in Fisherman’s Wharf has gotten themselves in a bit of trouble with the City for topping nine trees in front of the restaurant. The total fine levied comes to $15,786, according to Lost San Francisco. Welcome to the big city, yo. They’ll just have to sell a lot of mozzarella sticks. 2770 Taylor St. at Jefferson, 415-749-9025.