Openings Include New Belgium Brewing, Sanguchon, Alnico, New Sandwich Spots


The interior (by ROY) of the New Belgium Brewing restaurant and taproom. Photo courtesy of New Belgium.


The lomo saltado sandwich at Sanguchon. Instagram photo via @sanguchoneatery.


The signature ube pancakes, now at Alnico. Yelp photo by Tere P.

Now open in Mission Bay is ~NEW BELGIUM BREWING~, the Colorado craft brewer’s first restaurant and taproom. There’s a four-barrel pilot system that will produce an array of brews and small-batch specialty beers, from classic Belgian-style offerings, to experimental hoppy beers, to on-site sour blends. The on-site brewing team will collaborate with chefs Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz (previously Noosh) on some special one-offs to pair with dishes on their menu, which includes shareable and multicultural dishes, from tacos (like the Thai paratha taco with shrimp, papaya salad, crispy shallots, kosho mayo) to burgers to salads to tartines. There are a bunch of beer-friendly apps, like chicken wings with hot honey, and fried green olives stuffed with pepper jack and battered, served with yuzu aioli (want!). It’s spacious, with indoor seating for over 110 guests and 60 outdoor patio seats. Open Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-9pm. Hours may vary due to game day schedules; check social media or call for updates. 1000a 3rd St. at Channel.

There is now a brick-and-mortar location of ~ SANGUCHON~, a former Peruvian food truck from chef Carlos Altamirano (known for many Peruvian businesses in the Bay Area, including Mochica, Piqueos, Parada, Baranco, and La Costanera). This new Mission location is offering seven sandwiches (sanguchon means “sandwich”), empanadas, skewers, salads, and sides, with housemade sauces, alfajores, and beer and wine. There’s indoor and outdoor seating. Open Tue-Sun 11am-9pm. 1182 Valencia St. at 23rd St.

Also open on Valencia is ~ALNICO~, an offshoot from the 1608 Bistro on Bush (known for their Filipino brunch) which appears to be temporarily closed until December 2021. Alnico is now serving brunch only, offering dishes like steak and eggs, Korean chicken and waffles, ube pancakes, waffles with black sesame butter, and more. Open Sat 9:30am-2:30pm and Sun 9am-2:30pm. 1050 Valencia St. at 22nd St.

One more new Valencia spot is ~VALENCIA SUBS~, an offshoot from the well-known Irving Subs. It’s open in the former Zaytoon space. Open daily 11:30am-7:30pm. 1136 Valencia St. at 22nd St.

The former East Side West, Cow Marlowe, and most recently Greenwich, is now ~WILDER~, from the new owners behind the nearby Westwood (known for its mechanical bull). Opening Friday April 30th, this restaurant and bar will also include live music, cocktails, and an international menu from chef Jesus Dominguez (previously Delfina, Americano, Spork, and Campton Place). The interior has a woodsy/great outdoors vibe, and there’s indoor and outdoor seating. Open Wed-Sun for dinner, with weekend brunch, starting at 11am. 3154 Fillmore St. at Greenwich.