There’s a new sandwich stand in The Hall: BACK EAST SANDWICH SHOP from Baltimore transplant Chris Doiron. He was formerly a landscape designer, and then took over a deli he really loved in Baltimore. After bringing Luigi’s Italian Deli back to life, his Scooch sandwich went on to be a winner. He cares about using quality ingredients, but also keeping things affordable (sandwiches are $12). He is using local purveyors like Acme for bread and Columbus for some of his meats. About that Scooch: it has capicollo and soppressata with Beemster Vlaskaas cheese, roasted red peppers, field greens, and crushed hot cherry peppers in a balsamic dressing. Check out the menu board here.
He is well aware The Hall is closing this October, but thought he’d take advantage of this window of time to fine-tune his concept, build a following, and find a brick-and-mortar location. I’ll keep you updated. He’s ramping up catering too. Open Mon-Fri 11am-8pm. The Hall, 1028 Market St. at Taylor, 443-478-0676.
In March, I mentioned THE MEATBALL BAR was opening in the sadly closed Shorty Goldstein’s. Hoodline reports they are now open and serving their variety of international meatballs. Open Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm. 126 Sutter St. at Montgomery.
There’s a new Thai crepe shop in the Upper Haight with the quirky name of RROMD, which reportedly means “good mood.” Awww. The menu has savory crepes like chile paste with dried pork, and sweet ones too, plus fruit smoothies and gelato. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm and Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 1782 Haight St. at Cole, 415-692-0313.
It looks like the former Mereb Market near Dolores Park got quite the upgrade and is now DOLORES OUTPOST MARKET. SFist reports they carry locally made food and beers, and there’s nitro coffee and kombucha on tap. It’s easy to make “oh, how bougie” commentary about it, but it’s not like that last market had anything charming going on. The bento boxes and other prepared foods will be a sure hit for parkgoers. You can read more about their plans—which include pop-ups—in this post on Hoodline. Open daily 8am-9pm. 698 Guerrero St. at 19th St.
The Outer Richmond just gained a second location of the Outer Sunset’s HOME café, with avocado toast, Instagram-ready lattes, and a cute style. More on Hoodline. Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and Sat-Sun 8am-5pm. 2018 Clement St. at 21st Ave.
The Scooch at Back East Sandwich Shop. Photo courtesy of Back East.