In Bayview, there’s a new restaurant to check out called CDXX from owners Fletcher Starkey and Roshani Patel, who previously ran catering company Elevate Cuisine. Starkey informed us they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a meaty menu that includes steak frites, baby back ribs, a grass-fed burger, and a chile verde platter. Vegetarians can find plenty to love, too, with a vegan burger patty option, a curry bowl, and lots of seasonal salads. At breakfast, check out the breakfast burrito or one of their pastries, including a croughnut covered in cinnamon and sugar. There’s also a more extensive brunch menu available on Sunday (hi, bacon and blueberry pancakes) with bottomless mimosas; take a look at all the menus here. Hours are Tue-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 11:30am-9pm, and Sun 9am-3pm. Closed Mon. 5800 3rd St. at Carroll, 415-652-5450.
Eater reports that Adam Chamsine, the owner of Hayes Valley’s Mazzat has opened a new Lebanese restaurant called MAZZA LUNA. The new spot aims for a more upscale environment that Mazzat, with a lounge vibe and small plates, wine, and beer. The dinner menu offers a variety of small plates, ranging from falafel and hummus to heartier choices like kibbeh meatballs. There is also a selection of pita pizzas and salads. They’re open for lunch, too, with sandwiches, soup, and salads; here’s the menu. Hours are daily 11am-2:30pm for lunch, Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, and Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm. 810 Van Ness Ave. at Eddy, 415-829-2730.
It looks like there’s another pair of chefs at Excelsior dive bar ~BROKEN RECORD~. As you may recall, James Moisey and Shane LaValley left in 2012 to open Rickybobby, and Mark Furr was brought on to run the kitchen. Well, now Eater reports that Furr has left and the space has been taken over by Margo Cristein and Annie Wood of The Vine in Fremont. The pair, who have long been fans of the bar, have brought back some of the menu’s classics, including the sweet potato tots. You’ll also find turkey legs, pulled pork sandwiches, and egg dishes at brunch. They’ve also renamed the kitchen HOOD GRUB, with a new sign arriving next week. Hours are Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm and Sunday 11am-11pm.
After closing for renovations, OASIS CAFE on Divisadero has reopened. I caught up with owner Taddesse Haile, who tells me he installed a large kitchen during construction, so there’s now a rather extensive menu of Ethiopian dishes on the menu, about 16 right now (many are vegetarian). You can still get standard breakfast items and sandwiches for lunch, but in case you feel like changing up your usual, you can. Haile also mentioned he wants to host a special Ethiopian coffee service and ritual on Sundays. 901 Divisadero St. at McAllister, 415-474-4900.
A special of jerk chicken tacos at CDXX. Photo from Facebook.