Tidbits: Small Foods, Yummy Yummy Expands, Shabuway Opens


Interior of Small Foods. Yelp photo by Bruce S.


Shabuway. Yelp photo by Cheryl Q.

Grub Street notes a new lunch spot called ~SMALL FOODS~ has opened in South Park, which the architect-owners are calling “sort of a gourmet 7-11, with a small café up front.” Think soup, sandwiches, sushi, salads, and more; beer and wine is coming soon. Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm (contingent on game days). 522 2nd St. at Taber.

Looks like there’s going to be another grilled cheese outpost in the neighborhood: a location of ~THE MELT~ will be opening in October at 710 3rd Street and Townsend, next door to Lucky Strike. (Also worth mentioning: they’re doing a free day at the grand opening of their new Berkeley store this Thursday from 7am-12am at Telegraph and Channing. The secret password to get access will be posted on their Facebook page.)

Liquor license activity reveals the owners of ~YUMMY YUMMY~ have closed Y&Y Vietnamese Deli on Clement, and instead have opened ~Y&Y VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT~. Chowhound mentions it’s more of a sit-down vibe than the casual Yummy Yummy in the Inner Sunset. Yummy Yummy’s food rocks, so I’m excited to check it out. Yelp mentions banh mi, pho, and larger dishes and rice plates; hours are Mon, Wed-Sun 10am-9pm. 914 Clement St. at 10th Ave., 415-387-2938.

Also in the Richmond, owner Eiichi Mochizuki has opened the fifth location of ~SHABUWAY~ (but the first in SF) serving quality meats like prime Angus beef, American Kobe beef, American Kobe lean beef, Niman Ranch lamb, and Kurobuta pork. (Vegetarians will also have plenty of options.) Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, and Sun 12pm-9pm. 5120 Geary Blvd. at 15th Ave., 415-668-6080.