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Jul 19, 2022 2 min read

New Openings (and New Management), Plus Presidio Pop Up

New Openings (and New Management), Plus Presidio Pop Up
A birria plate from the new Chuy’s Fiestas Taqueria II in the Tendernob. Instagram photo via @chuysfiestastaqueriaii.
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The popular CHUY’S FIESTAS on Folsom has opened CHUY’S FIESTAS TAQUERIA II in the former El Tesoro in the Tendernob. They’re serving tacos on handmade tortillas, vampiros, quesabirrias, quesadillas, burritos (including a new California burrito with fries, and a crispy flat-top burrita, which is always the way I order one: dorado!), plus breakfast, and seafood plates (which they are known for at the Chuy’s mother ship). Open Mon-Sat 10am-10pm. 710 Post St. at Jones.

Over in the Marina, there are new owners of GREEN STREET MARKET, serving well-made sandwiches (including bagel and breakfast sandwiches), fresh produce, wine and spirits, and a good selection of corner market items. Yup, Sam, the foul-mouthed, racist cashier is gone. (I would have changed the name after burning some sage in every corner, but that’s me.) 1898 Green St. at Laguna.

Opening this Thursday in the former Smitten space next to Ritual in Hayes Valley is FLUFF NUGGET, serving cones of gourmet popcorn with a variety of creative toppings, like chorizo and cheddar, pistachio pesto, and chocolate Aztec chile. It’s from the founders of Vino Volo, and the chef-driven, savory and sweet combinations are from chef Laurine Wickett. The first 100 guests at Thursday’s opening will receive a free Fluff Nugget popcorn. Open Thu-Sat 3pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-8pm. 432 Octavia St. at Linden.

The lineup of mobile food vendors at Presidio Pop Up at the newly open Presidio Tunnel Tops has been announced, with a number of rotating trucks and carts that will be there seven days a week, 9am-6pm. The initial lineup includes hopper favorites Borsch Mobile and El Pípila, Bulgarian cuisine from Kuker (cool!), and Vegan Mob from Oakland. There will be coffee from Red Bay Coffee Company, Route 1 Coffee, and cocktails from Rye on the Road, Chika, and Lady Victory. You can check out the daily lineup here.

A birria plate from the new Chuy’s Fiestas Taqueria II in the Tendernob. Instagram photo via @chuysfiestastaqueriaii.

It’s snack time with Fluff Nugget popcorn. Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small.
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