Tidbits: Sightglass at the Farmers Market, Ramen Burger (In Case You Hadn't Heard), Brunch at Boulettes Larder, More


Sightglass beans, ready to wake you up. Photo from Facebook.

Starting Saturday August 24th, you’ll be able to add an extra jolt to your trip to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the new ~SIGHTGLASS COFFEE~ cart. They’ll be offering their beans, plus espresso and pour-over coffee to help you get through the morning crowds. Look for them at a cart in the back plaza, next to Cowgirl Creamery.

There has been lots of discussion of the ramen burger phenomenon recently, and to keep up with the demand for the noodle beasties, ~NOMBE~ has made some menu changes. So here’s the deal: you can order the ramen burger nightly (but not at brunch), and you can now only get ramen for brunch or during Sunday dinner. The burger is $10 and there are two kinds available, either miso, shiitake, and blue cheese; or soy, cheddar, and bacon. On Wednesdays, be sure to pop in for Red Red Wine Wednesdays, when all bottles are 50 percent off.

It looks like ~BOULETTES LARDER~ is now serving Sunday brunch after a hiatus to get Bouli Bar up and running. From 10am-2:30pm they’ll have their beignets, of course, plus lots of other impeccably sourced brunchy dishes. 1 Ferry Building Marketplace, 415-399-1155.

Coming soon to SoMa is the new ~PICNIC ON THIRD~, from a pair of ladies who met while working at Foreign Cinema. Leigh Loper (formerly of Quince) and Natalia Bushyager (previously at Camino and Chez Panisse) are hoping to open the lunch spot in the next six to eight months. The menu will change daily, with a roster of room temperature salads, a couple of changing entrees, and a “chef’s composition,” or recommended plate from the kitchen. They’ll be signing their lease next week, and a beer and wine license is already in the works. 493 3rd St. at Bryant.

Haighteration reports that ~THE GRIND CAFE~ in the Lower Haight is expanding into the former P-Kok space. They’ll mostly be using the new space to expand the restaurant’s kitchen and prep areas, which will allow for more seating inside. There may also be some upgrades in store. 783 Haight St. at Scott, 415-864-0955.