While I was sad with the news that ~CALA~ is no longer serving brunch (damn, it was so good), Tacos Cala is now open in the back every day from 11am-2pm, and on Sundays, four La Cocina entrepreneurs will pop up serving tacos. Mixiote is up first, from Alma Rodriguez. Mixiotes are made with beef, chicken, pork, or vegetables that are marinated in a rich guajillo chile sauce and wrapped in avocado and banana leaves, cooked slowly in their own juices and nestled inside the wrapped leaves until fork tender. Well then. You’ll find chicken, pork, beef, and soy “meat” mixiote tacos for $3.50 and rice bowls for $8.75 from now through August 6th. Next is Mi Comedor from August 13th-September 3rd, Mi Morena from September 10th-October 8th, and Origen from October 15th-November 12th. 50 Hickory Alley at Van Ness.
In the Mission, SoMa’s COLETTA GELATO is popping up with their bicycle cruiser, serving gelato from inside Harrington Galleries on Valencia Street. Look for upcoming and unusual flavors (including dairy-free and low-sugar options), a rotating selection of housemade cones, and toppings. Open Thu-Sat 12pm-6pm and Sun 12pm-5pm to start, but with plans to stay open until 10pm soon. 599 Valencia St. at 17th St.