The counter at Ox Café; photo by Daniel Azarkman.
There’s a new café open on South Van Ness called ~OX CAFÉ~. Here’s a report from tablehopper intern Daniel Azarkman: “It’s a tiny corner space with three stools inside and one table on the sidewalk. They don’t have a hood so they have to bring in most of their hot foods, but it all looked and smelled pretty good. I gather the owners are from southern Mexico since they were especially proud of their cochinita pibil torta. They also have a ‘Mayan Mocha,’ which uses Mexican chocolate and a bit of chile powder. Coffee is from McLaughlin in Emeryville; the organic Peruvian blend they let me taste was really nice.” Hours are Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm, Sat 8am-6pm, and Sun 8am-5pm. 798 South Van Ness Ave. at 19th St., 415-824-1838.
Scoop announces ~MAZA RESTAURANT~ (a restaurant from the Naan N Curry folks) has opened in the former Pasta Pomodoro space in North Beach. They are reportedly open for lunch and dinner, starting at 11:30am. 655 Union St. at Columbus, 415-399-9061.
As I mentioned earlier, ~SEBO~ was going to start taking reservations for tables (not at the counter) with Rezbook. The system is now live! Since it’s a web-only system, you can book through Urbanspoon until Sebo gets a chance to update their website.
And over in Potrero Hill, ~PLOW~ finally got their beer and wine license, so you can have some bubbles with your brunch. Next Friday May 13th, Plow is hosting Robert Perkins from Skylark for Ruby Wine’s annual rosé release party. You can taste four wines and appetizers from Plow for $10; no reservations, no sit-down dinner. 5pm-8pm.