Fans of the baked goods from MR. HOLMES BAKEHOUSE should know there’s a stand just outside Workshop Cafe in the FiDi. Before you get too excited for cruffins, there aren’t any, you still need to hit up the original TenderNob location and stand in line for those. But you can score their croissants, doughnuts, kouign amann, bostock, Danishes, and any other sick baked goods. Open Mon-Fri 7am-1pm, or until they sell out. 180 Montgomery St. at Bush.
So the ultimate bougie/artisan shop that people are going to love to hate on but will probably/eventually/secretly love is softly open, FOODHALL. As we previously mentioned, the 2,500-square-foot indoor market is from two food-loving ex-investment bankers from London, Bilal Mannaa and Yasmin Murtadha. The location is the previous Val 16 Latino market that was on the corner of 16th Street and Valencia, and the space has been carefully restored. It now has an airy and chic look, with artisan bread instead of corn tortillas on the custom-made shelves, plus prepared foods, charcuterie and cheese counters, choice wines selected by Master Sommelier Eric Entrikin, spirits, pantry goods, and organic produce, dairy, eggs, and more. There is coffee service from Counter Culture and frozen yogurt too. Bonus points: unsold food is donated at the end of the day. 3100 16th St. at Valencia.
There’s a new South Indian place in the Mission, DECCAN SPICE, which is supposedly rocking some very authentic Hyderabadi dishes, with high marks for their dum biryani, idlis, vadas, dosas, and more. And faloodas! Can’t wait to check this one out when I get back to SF. Open Mon-Thu 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm (lunch) and 5pm-12am (dinner). 1142 Valencia St. at 22nd St., 415-915-2222.
After 10 years in Cow Hollow, Eater reports UMAMI has closed. Based on the melancholic note posted on their website, it seems the closure wasn’t what the partners had in mind. (“Call us another casualty of a changing San Francisco.”) 2909 Webster St. at Union.
A tablehopper reader let me know another sushi place has closed: the sustainably minded TATAKI SOUTH in Noe Valley. Their Glen Canyon and Lower Pacific Heights locations remain open. 1740 Church St. at Day.
The new Mr. Holmes stand at Workshop Cafe. Yelp photo by Sandy B.