Some local businesses are expanding with new locations around town, starting with Vietnamese fast-casual spot DRAGONEATS, which opened a third location in the Upper Haight in the former Sunrise Deli. (DragonEats also has locations in SoMa and Hayes Valley.) According to their Facebook page, they are now open and serving their menu of banh mi, salads, bowls, and rolls. Open 11am-6pm. 1671 Haight St. at Cole, 415-795-1469.
While we’re waiting for the Causwells team to open POPSONS at 6th and Market in the Warfield Building this March, you can nab one of their outrageously good burgers at their new pop-up, starting today at 330 Townsend Street (the original Marlowe location, and then Marlowe Burger). They will be serving an array of burgers with different toppings, plus three kinds of fries, chili, and a salad; check out the menu. Lunch starts Tuesday January 26th (that’s today!), running weekdays 11am-3pm. Hours will extend to weekdays 11am-8pm on Monday February 1st. 330 Townsend St. at 4th St.
If everything goes according to plan, Heidi Gibson and Nate Pollak of ~THE AMERICAN GRILLED CHEESE KITCHEN~ will be opening their third location in the Broadway-Sansome Apartments (at 799 Battery Street) on Monday February 1st. Folks in the area will be happy to have a menu of AGCK’s cheesy sandwiches, salads, soups, and more (including shoestring fries and crispy maple Brussels sprouts), plus breakfast service (hello breakfast sandwiches), and beer, wine, and mimosas. Wylie Price designed the space, with 22 cozy counter seats and there’s some outdoor seating (12) as well. Initial hours are Mon-Sat 8am-3pm; look for hours to expand to 5pm on February 8th. (They will also be selling up to 10,000 grilled cheeses at Union Square for the Super Bowl, so someone is gonna be busy!) 799 Battery St. at Broadway, 415-872-9230.
We have been tracking the Laurel Heights opening of SMOKIN’ WAREHOUSE (in the former Eunice’s Café space) for a bit, and according to a tablehopper reader (and some posts on Yelp), they are now open. It’s definitely designed for takeout, and the menu includes beef and pork ribs, brisket, links, sandwiches or platters, sides, and burgers. Initial hours for now are Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; look for them to expand later. 3336 Sacramento St. at Presidio, 415-440-0088.
Fans of SMITTEN ice cream will be happy to know another location is coming to the Marina—so just when you get out of spin class, you can ruin your workout with a scoop of churned-to-order cookie dough ice cream with pretzels and chocolate chips! Founder Robyn Sue Fisher is excited to be moving into the former Judy’s Cafe this summer. In an interesting twist, Eastman Ice Cream operated in the space in the 1930s and ’40s. 2268 Chestnut St. at Avila.
Banh mi from DragonEats. Photo via Facebook.