Tidbits: Soap Box Cafe, Another Perilla Opens, Jazz at Gaspar, More


The interior of Soap Box Cafe. Yelp photo by Sandra S.


The Two-Fer from Go Jojo Mojo. Yelp photo by Joseph C.

In June, we mentioned that there is a new café coming to Nob Hill called ~THE SOAP BOX CAFE~. They are serving Vietnamese sandwiches and fresh spring rolls, as well as bagels, salads, and beverages. Yelpers are reporting that everything is pretty good, and the prices are reasonable (banh mi come in at less than $5, salads are less than $10). There is also Vietnamese coffee and a selection of “fizzes,” including lemon-lime and salted plum. Check out the whole menu right here. 1800 Hyde St. at Vallejo, 415-829-7139.

We mentioned back in April that Vietnamese mini-chain ~PERILLA~ was moving into the former Ming Yao H space in the Lower Haight. Hoodline reports that they are now open and serving a menu of Vietnamese restaurant staples, including garlic noodles, vermicelli bowls, rice plates, banh mi, and appetizers. Hours are Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm and Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm. 525 Haight St. at Fillmore, 415-872-6718.

~GASPAR BRASSERIE~ has launched a new Saturday night jazz series, inspired by the midcentury jazz scene in Paris. Every Saturday night from 7pm to 10pm, a different jazz performer will play in their downstairs space, while the bar will offer vintage-inspired drinks. There is also a prix-fixe three-course dinner option for $45, with old-school favorites also inspired by the era. Head here for the weekly menu, to find out who’s performing, and to make reservations.

In November of last year, we mentioned the opening of L’Emigrante on Mission Street. Owner Irfan Yalcin also purchased the former Dante’s Weird Fish and had plans to open it as Le Bistro Bon Vivre, according to Mission Local. However, Capp Street Crap reports that locals and regulars told Yalcin how sad they were to lose Weird Fish, so he got permission from former owner Peter Hood to offer a similar menu and some signature dishes. The restaurant is now open and is called ~URBAN FISH~. They are serving vegetarian, vegan, and seafood dishes. 2193 Mission St. at 18th St., 415-863-4744.

There’s a new regular food truck at the Duboce Truck Stop, and it looks like a good one. ~GO JOJO MOJO~ is serving Korean fusion food, including Korean burritos, breakfast items, and the totally insane-looking Two-Fer, a double Sloppy Jojo with spicy pork and apple slaw (take it easy there). Check out the menu here, and find Jojo at the Truck Stop Mon-Sat 11am-evenings (hours may change depending on weather and availability). 55 Duboce Ave. at Woodward.

Yelpers report that ~LAWTON TRADING POST~ is now open in the Outer Sunset. The bottle shop sells wine and beer, as well as grocery items and housemade café items including soups, salads, and a banana French toast that is being called out as especially delicious. 3645 Lawton St. at 43rd Ave., 415-340-3654.