Weekend Brunch at Rice Paper Scissors, and Absinthe Opening on Mondays

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Fried egg banh mi from Rice Paper Scissors. Photo by Adria Lo via Facebook.

~RICE PAPER SCISSORS~ is settling in at their new home in Brick & Mortar Music Hall, and as of Saturday April 19th you’ll find weekend brunch at the new location. From 11am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll find a menu with a stronger Chinese influence than their usual choices. Look for some dim sum choices like daikon rice cakes with Chinese sausage and dry-fried chicken wings, as well as egg dishes like a fried egg banh mi and a mapo scramble, plus banh xeo (one of my faves), and sriracha Bloody Marys and Vietnamese coffee; here’s the menu. Cash only! 1710 Mission St. at Duboce, 415-878-6657.

The next time a craving for cassoulet or a Ginger Rogers hits you on a Monday, you’ll be able to indulge in both at ~ABSINTHE BRASSERIE & BAR~, which will be open seven days a week as of Monday April 21st. Kitchen hours will be Mon-Sat 11:30am-12am and Sun 11am-10pm. Look for a menu of classic plats du jour for weekday lunch as well. The lineup is Monday: cassoulet l’Absinthe ($22); Tuesday: salade Lyonnaise ($16); Wednesday: moules frites ($17); Thursday: confit de canard ($19); and Friday: soupe de poisson à la rouille ($23). Served 11:30am-2pm.