A few things to look forward to: last year, word came out that TSUTA ramen was opening in The Metreon, and they have now set the opening for mid-September. The Michelin-starred restaurant (the first ramen restaurant to earn a star) originates in Sugamo, Tokyo, and has two locations in Singapore. Chef-owner Yuki Onishi has created a signature shoyu soba: the soy base is from a special blend of shoyu that includes his housemade, custom-brewed shoyu from Wakayama Prefecture and a specially sourced white shoyu sauce. He blends it with the dashi and finishes it with a black truffle sauce. He will be creating a San Francisco-specific dish, stand by for more. 135 4th St. at Mission.
A tablehopper reader noticed a sign in the window in the former Schmidt’s in the Mission (no, it’s not a sign from the angry neighbor upstairs). The sign mentions BASE CAMP NEPAL is coming soon, featuring Nepali tapas from the Dancing Yak folks (located at 280 Valencia). I reached out for details, stand by. Hopefully the landlord isn’t gouging them like they did to the former Schmidt’s owners. 2400 Folsom St. at 20th St.
A pic of Tsuta Ramen (via Tsuta Philippines on Facebook).