Photo from Namu.
According to SFoodie, ~WOOLY PIG CAFE~ has opened in the Inner Sunset, serving sandwiches (like banh mi, and a pork belly sandwich with arugula, pickled shallot, and toasted garlic), fresh pastries, cream of roasted shiitake soup, and the like. Open daily 8am-4pm. 205 Hugo St. at 2nd Ave., 415-592-8015.
In the Inner Richmond, I was happy to hear about Namu’s new produce boxes, designed to offer a good amount of variety (chosen by chef Dennis Lee), while not being packed with the monster portions of produce you can encounter in other CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes. And here’s the bonus: ~NAMU~ will also have weekly ready-to-cook proteins like marinated chicken wings, Korean-style short ribs, and miso-marinated fish for people to purchase, along with jars of Namu hot sauce, kimchee, or pickles. They will include recipes, and an open dialogue with chef Dennis Lee via email.
Items in the last box included fingerling potatoes, “spring” onions, wild arugula, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, sunchokes, green cabbage, radishes/turnips, fennel, and more. Boxes are available for pick up during their Sunday brunch service, from 10am-3pm to people who pre-order by midnight on the Friday before ($15/light box and $25/bountiful box). They will have boxes available for “walk-ins” for an additional $3/box, until supplies run out. This month, all produce boxes come with a free Namu specialty item. To preorder, email here with produce box quantity by midnight on Friday for pickup on the following Sunday.