By Dana Eastland. Lovers of khao man gai, or the Thai version of Hainanese chicken rice, will be very excited to learn that there is a new San Francisco outpost specializing in the simple yet complex dish. It’s called ROOSTER & RICE, and Yelpers report that they are now open and serving a tight menu with three versions of chicken and rice, including a vegetarian tofu version. Hours are Tue-Sat 11:30am-9pm or until they sell out. 2211 Filbert St. at Fillmore, 415-776-3647.
Last week, we mentioned newly opened BEN THAI CAFE on Polk Street. Well, now Eater reports that the Ben Thai team is planning an expansion. We reached out and co-owner Tara Benhudjiriras told us that they are expanding into an unused space to the side of Ben Thai. They plan to offer Thai-inspired street food in a grab-and-go environment, with late-night hours to cater to the bargoers in the neighborhood. Dishes include sweet roti with curry dip, tofu fish balls on a skewer, and crispy fried mealworms with Thai spices. 1331 Polk St. at Austin.
Back in May, we reported that Dogpatch cheese café and retail shop LA FROMAGERIE would be expanding with a new location in the Financial District, and it is now open. In addition to their retail cheese operation, you’ll find a selection of six sandwiches (one will change daily), four salads, and cheese and charcuterie boards. Take a look at the sandwich and salad options here and the cheese and charcuterie here. Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, and catering is available. 101 Montgomery St. at Sutter, 415-910-5666.
Khao man gai from Rooster & Rice. Yelp photo by JP N.