Tidbits: Rusty's Southern, Buzz Now Open, Laotian Pop-Up, More


Noodle soup from Lanxang Kingdom. Photo from Facebook.

~RUSTY’S SOUTHERN~, which we reported on a couple of weeks ago, is now open in the Tenderloin. They’re serving barbecue plates, fried chicken, and other Southern dishes inspired by the Carolinas. 750 Ellis St. at Larkin, 415-638-6974.

Yelp reports are coming in that there’s a new burger place in the Inner Richmond, called ~BUZZ~, in the former Midori Sushi location. They offer grass-fed burgers with interesting topping combinations. There are also several varieties of fries (think sweet potato and garlic), as well as smoothies. 3420 Geary St. at Commonwealth.

It can be hard to find Laotian food in San Francisco, but Eater reports that a new pop-up at Turtle Tower’s Tenderloin location is going to change that. ~LANXANG KINGDON~ will be serving Laotian dishes every Thursday from 11am to 9pm, including weekly specials. The menu includes some unusual dishes, including a snail stew and fried silkworms, alongside a great selection of Laotian salads, noodles, and other dishes like an omelet and a housemade noodle soup. 645 Larkin St. at Ellis, 415-874-5578.

Financial District soup wonder ~SOUP JUNKIE~ is moving to a new, larger location on Montgomery Street. They’ve closed their previous location, and should be opening in the new spot in the next few months, though they are still in the process of getting plans approved with the city. We’ll let you know when they reopen! 100 Montgomery St. at Sutter.

And it looks like there is already a take for the former Soup Junkie space, none other than ~SUSHIRRITO~. This will be the fourth San Francisco location for the local chain, fifth including their Palo Alto location. Though The Onion reports that perhaps a similar concept is moving to the East Bay, ha-ha. 388 Market St. Suite 107, at Davis.

The beginning of spring means the return of ~OFF THE GRID~’s evening Twilight at the Presidio, starting Thursday April 2nd. Every Thursday, catch the food trucks serving all kinds of dishes, along with lit dining cabanas, fire pits, and live music. The variety of trucks will change weekly, and they’ll be on the Main Post Lawn from 5pm to 9pm. Main Post Lawn, at Lincoln Blvd.

Star reader Jason B. wrote in to let us know that ~NATIVE JUICE CO.~ is opening in the former Cafe Metropol in the Financial District. According to their website, the juicery closed their location at 250 Montgomery in late January, but will be reopening this spring at 168 Sutter Street. In the meantime, you can also find them at the Oakland Grand Lake Farmers Market on Saturdays and at the San Rafael Farmers Market on Sundays. 168 Sutter St. at Kearny.