Some new openings for you: LE MARAIS in the Castro just opened a crêpe window for to-go orders. If you haven’t had a chance to try the buckwheat galettes and crêpes at their Grande Crêperie in the Ferry Building, here’s your chance. (Read more in this Eater piece.) Open daily 8am-5pm. 498 Sanchez at 18th St.
This one is for sandwich lovers: HIDDEN SPOT—AVENUES has opened inside Neck Of The Woods in the Inner Richmond—you’ll need to walk up the stairs. They have multiple locations: I wrote about the one in SoMa back in April. The menu includes a bunch of hot meat sandwiches (pastrami, shredded chicken, oven-roasted turkey, sliced ribeye), wagyu burgers, karaage chicken burgers, wings, tots, and beer-battered onion rings. Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm. 406 Clement St. at 5th Ave.
In the Outer Richmond is FUKU RAMEN, “crafted from a ramen enthusiast,” according to the top of their menu. The menu is pretty edited, focused on three kinds of tonkotsu ramen (classic, red garlic, and black garlic tonkotsu ramen), which all come with chashu ($11.95), but you’ll need to order a soft-boiled egg as an add-on ($2.45)—unless you order the Fuku tonkotsu ramen, which comes with everything ($15.50). There are also some appetizers, like gyoza, chicken karaage, and takoyaki. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm. 2110 Clement St. at 22nd Ave.
Just have to do a shout of excitement for Dominic Prado of the amazing taco truck EL ULTIMO BAILE, who is opening his brick-and-mortar location in Fruitvale (formerly Nyum Bai) on October 15th! Taco nirvana awaits: tacos al carbon, handmade tortillas, banging salsas. Looks like the outdoor patio will be in use; bring on the fiesta—it’s time to celebrate. 3340 E. 12th St. #11 at 33rd Ave., Oakland.
The Aurélia sweet crēpe with caramel au beurre salé and miettes de spéculoos. Photo: © tablehopper.com.