Okay gang, I’m really going to threaten your future ability to get into a pair of jeans any time soon with this post. (Let me welcome you to #kaftanlife.) Chef-owner Sarah Kirnon of MISS OLLIE’S in Oakland is popping up at ELDA in the Mission for the next three months (lucky us!), serving a rotating menu of her phenomenal dishes like curry goat, jerk pork, fried chicken, and more. You can order takeout or dine in their expansive parklet, and enjoy some of Elda’s fantastic cocktails. Thu-Sat 4pm-9pm. Read more details in Eater’s piece, and you can listen to Sarah in the On the Fly podcast here. 3198 16th St. at Guerrero.
Chef-owner Heena Patel of the currently closed BESHARAM in Dogpatch is back in the kitchen, by herself, cooking a takeout menu of her Gujarati comfort food and classics (it’s a feast for one!). Available Tue-Sat 2pm-7pm, and there are a couple cocktails you can order as well. Please support this talented, hard-working woman who just wants to feed you, and is trying to make it through these impossible times! Order here, and you can also order delivery via DoorDash (here’s my discount code for first-time users). Follow @besharamsf for updates.
There are some changes coming over at NICO/GAP YEAR AT NICO in Jackson Square—in October, chef-owner Nicolas Delaroque and Paul Einbund (The Morris) are continuing their partnership to open Maison Nico in October. It will be a French-inspired market (with special imported items you can’t find elsewhere), épicerie, and café, offering sophisticated French pâtés and terrines, viennoiserie, sweets, coffee (including Paul’s Chartreuse cappuccino), French and Californian wines, and more.
They are already revving the engine by offering their exquisite brioche feuilletée, which is a dreamy little loaf of layered brioche, with ribbons of laminated dough on top, and a crackly textured base, all ready for your breakfast or midnight snack or both. You can pre-order it on Sundays for Wednesday pick-up at ~THE MORRIS~, and look for additional treats to be added soon, like pâté en croûte.
You will also see a Maison Nico stand at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (at the back plaza) on Saturdays, 8am-2pm, starting this Saturday October 3rd.
More carbs! DAILY DRIVER—who make some of my very favorite bagels in SF—have been perfecting their pizza bagel, and chef Marty will be launching them Thursday October 8th. Just like the ones you ate in college (but much better), they will be frozen and you can warm them up when the munchies or “what the hell is for lunch?” situation strikes. The frozen, pre-packaged bagels come with four bagel halves, with sauce, cheese, and the option of pepperoni on a garlic or plain bagel ($14.50-$15). They will also be selling hot pizza bagels at the Dogpatch location (two halves, $8.50-$9), with fresh buttermilk ranch. You can have them delivered via DoorDash as well.
The weather is still perfect for picnics, and PRESIDIO SOCIAL CLUB EXCHANGE just launched PXCNIC @ Gardener Road. Swing by the kiosk for salads, sandwiches, snack boxes, desserts, and drinks, including their PXC prime rib sandwich, meatloaf sandwich, and Aperol spritzes. You can dine on their newly open patio area with Italian bistro tables or anywhere throughout the Presidio. Fri-Sun 10am-4pm. 563 Ruger St. at Lombard.
The famed fried chicken from Miss Ollie’s. Photo: © tablehopper.com.