On Sunday evening, I was visiting a friend in Noe Valley and swung by the newly opened VILLAGE ROTISSERIE for a quick peek. This rotisserie chicken shop from an Aussie brother-and-sister duo is sure to be a takeout hit in the neighborhood, offering rotisserie chicken with your choice of sauces (peri-peri, Greek lemon-mayo, garlic, and chipotle mayo), plus fried chicken, pulled rotisserie chicken rolls (three kinds, like a green tahini roll with spinach and chile), bowls, fries, and all kinds of side dishes, like duck fat potatoes, carrots with caraway seeds, and roasted cauliflower with Kalamata olives. There are also a variety of salads, like green beans with potatoes and avocado dressing. If you remember the former Le Zinc space, there’s a nice patio in the back, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your chook. Open daily 11am-9pm. 4063 24th St. at Castro.
I’ve been watching this place take shape in the Mission, and it just opened in the former burnt-out Maverick space: BRAZILIAN RESTAURANT BREWING. The menu has a variety of Brazilian bites (like croquettes and coxinhas), salads (like the classic heart of palm), and true to Brazilian cuisine, it has a meat-heavy menu (with espetinhos/kabobs), plus a few seafood dishes, including moqueca. Also: there are lunch specials. The beer list actually features domestic beers, so don’t expect some Brahma. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating in a Shared Space (with a mural of Rio de Janeiro on it). Open Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm and Fri-Sun 12pm-10:30pm. 3316 17th St. at Mission.
The next time you’re on a trail near the Golden Gate Bridge (or taking some visitors there), you can enjoy a coffee or espresso from Equator Coffees at the historic Round House Cafe. Enjoy an (almost) 360-degree view at this Art Deco site, not too far from their Fort Mason café. It makes me happy to know our visitors are getting some excellent coffee from a quality, female-owned roaster with sustainable values and socially responsible practices. There will be breakfast and lunch sandwiches (including a grilled cheese with Cowgirl Creamery cheeses), soup, salads, and all kinds of seasonal drinks, including the Fogsicle (Earl Grey tea, housemade vanilla and whipped cream, sparkling water, blood orange garnish). Hot tip: you can take $5 off your first visit when you order through the Equator Coffees app in the Apple Store/Google Play. Open daily 8:30am-4pm.
Honestly, some of these pasta combinations confound me (no shiitakes inside ravioli!) but FYI, a new pasta shop opened on Divisadero called PASTA BROTHERS, offering many types of fresh pasta (from pappardelle to ravioli), plus sauces, pizza, and ready-made dishes like eggplant Parmigiana and lasagna. There’s also a small market, with some cheeses, condiments, and pantry items. Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. 1734 Divisadero St. at Bush.
The exterior of the new Village Rotisserie in Noe Valley. Photo: © tablehopper.com.