Even though Sebo sadly closed, fans of Michael Black’s talented touch with seafood will be happy to know he’s involved at LOCAL MISSION MARKET as the fishmonger, and he just launched chirazushi (some say “chirashi”) on Mondays and Wednesdays for lunch. You’ll get a serving of “scattered sushi” over seasoned rice, and here’s the kicker: everything is local, from the sustainably sourced seafood to the rice, vinegar, and seaweed. Monday’s selection included cured trout, trout skin, trout roe, Dungeness crab, and uni (if I didn’t already have lunch plans, I’d definitely be picking that up for lunch on Wednesday, hubba). The selection will vary and costs $14-$20. 2670 Harrison St. at 23rd St.
Sean Lackey is back with his pop-up BITE ME HAPPY HOUR, this time at Tank18. It’s this Friday December 20th from 4pm-9pm. On the menu are luxurious and rib-sticking vittles like Liberty duck liver mousse and Tank18 zinfandel boeuf bourguignon. Oh yeah. 1345 Howard St. at Dore.
Here’s another spot for your morning radar. SABROSA in the Marina is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3:30pm. Here’s the menu; check out the raw bar offerings, two different chilaquiles varieties and fideo seco (fried angel-hair pasta) with shrimp and egg. And yes, they’ve got that full bar. 3200 Fillmore St. at Greenwich, 415-638-6500.
It looks like the ALLEGRO ROMANO’s space is for sale. The listing mentions that their lease goes until 2018, and the restaurant itself doesn’t appear to be on the market. Let’s file this one under developing. 1701 Jones St. at Broadway, 415-928-4002.
A couple readers wrote in to tell me it looks like TATAKI—the sustainable sushi place on California Street—is expanding into a much bigger space two doors east (at 2827 California). My call in to the Tataki partners remains unanswered, so I’ll update you once I hear back. 2815 California St. at Divisadero, 415-931-1182.
Eater has word that there’s a new spot in the former Zog’s Dogs space in the Financial District: STREET FOOD DOJO, an Asian street food fusion place. The menu includes kimchi fried rice, a chicken katsu curry, and a Dojo dog with wasabi aioli, apple slaw, and furikake. Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. 1 Post St. at Montgomery, 415-361-6610.
As reported back in May, LITTLE BAOBAB suffered a fire and closed for several months. But now they are reopening, and you can help! They are trying to raise $125,000 through an Indiegogo campaign, and anything helps. Plus, the higher-level payments include a trip to Senegal. Check it out, and help these guys out. 3372 19th St. at Mission, 415-643-3558.
Michael Black’s chirazushi at Local Mission Market. Photo courtesy of David Dranitzke.