The interior of New Central. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
To celebrate the beginning of Giants baseball season, Show Dogs will be serving a special menu at ~SLOW CLUB~ until Friday April 11th. The menu offers a special dish at lunch, happy hour, and dinner. At dinner, check out a charcuterie plate with pâté, duck liver mousse, and basturma (totally delicious dry-aged beef), or a cassoulet with boar sausage, ham hock, and duck confit. Yowza. Lunch served Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, happy hour 5pm-6pm, and dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm.
According to Yelp and liquor license activity, Tara Restaurant on 2nd Street is now ~NORTH INDIA~. The menu includes lots of Northern Indian staples, including tandoori choices, and they’re offering free delivery citywide and a lunch buffet. 123 2nd St. at Mission, 415-348-1234.
The Bayview Underground Food Scene Community Market is now happening every Thursday at Pier 70, starting this Thursday April 10th. It’s from 5:30pm-8pm, and you’ll find food from Radio Africa, Fox & Lion Bread, Auntie April’s, and All Good Pizza, as well as beverages from Gratta Wines and SF Mead. You can also check out local artists, kid’s activities, and live music. Pier 70, 20th St. at Illinois.
The other day I noticed the windows of the recently opened ~NEW CENTRAL CAFE~ were papered over. I checked in with the owners and was sorry to learn the chef, Gustavo, was ill and needed to get off his feet. Alas, the amazing chorizo burger is gone (for now). Stand by for something new to reopen in the space in May. Get better, Gustavo! 301 S. Van Ness Ave. at 14th St., 415-722-0601.
Fabulous Oakland shop ~UMAMI MART~ has been popping up at The Perish Trust in San Francisco for a while now. Well, now they are here to stay, and that means it’s time to celebrate. They’re throwing a block party with their neighbors on Thursday April 10th from 6pm-9pm, with taiko drumming from Emeryville Taiko, 1970s Japanese funk music from DJ Spaziale, Japanese street food from Casa de Kei, and brisket from 4505 Meats. The event is completely free, with all food and drinks available for purchase. 728 Divisadero St. at Grove, 510-250-9559.