Now (softly) open in the Design District is GUNG HO. As previously mentioned on tablehopper, the project is from Eric Ehler of the Seoul Patch pop-up, along with Lisa Aoki and Alex Baker-Lubin. The menu is “San Francisco-style Asian food,” with lunchtime dishes like the Seoul Patch fried chicken sandwich, a tofu katsu sandwich, ramen, and bibimbap. Lunch will be Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. A happy hour menu (5pm-8:30pm) will feature oysters, pork buns, wings, and kimchi pancake (yup, all the things I love). Follow Gung Ho on Facebook or Twitter for updates on soft opening hours and permanent hours (which will include breakfast service). 680 8th St. Suite 170 at Brannan, 415-864-2771.
Grub Street is all over the news of a new pierogi spot coming to the Mission called STUFFED. Owners Dana Sacco and Andy Schoengrund are from the Midwest and plan to serve pierogi and some Midwestern beers (I know, yay). The menu includes some twists on a traditional pierogi (although you can get that too), like a lamb version with Mediterranean spices and a goat cheese center, a pulled pork version, and even a breakfast pierogi with plain potato or chorizo-potato filling that’s topped with eggs and hollandaise, like eggs Benedict. Eater reveals it was the former Mission Sub, and the new look will include a long oak wooden bar, and bar-style seating outside. Look for a mid-January opening. 2788 Mission St. at 23rd St.
Opening today is the fifth location of SUNRISE DELI, famous for their falafel. Open daily 11am-8pm for now, but that may change. 1671 Haight St. at Cole, 415-355-1555.
For the next three Tuesdays, swing by ~WING WINGS~ in the Lower Haight from 6pm-10pm for kick-ass food from the HAPA RAMEN crew. This Tuesday December 4th (today), the pop-up menu will feature a “chicken katsu tonkotsu” (think chicken katsu, katsu sauce, and cabbage on top of tonkotsu broth, bring it ON), while December 11th will feature an all-chicken ramen (an homage to the chicken HQ they’re cooking at), and December 18th will have tsukemen (“dipping noodles”) with handmade noodles. Collect all three!
This Wednesday evening, EASTERN ADDITION kicks off their series of Filipino dinners at VINYL COFFEE AND WINE BAR. Behind the stoves will be Tim Luym (Attic Restaurant/The WOW) and Dominic Ainza (Mercury Lounge), showcasing a nouveau twist on classic Filipino style. Frozen Kuhsterd will also be custom making an avocado frozen custard topped with condensed milk! 6pm-11pm. To make a reservation, email or call 415-952-6198. 359 Divisadero St. at Oak, 415-621-4132.
Have you swung by to snarf on a KRONNERBURGER yet? (For more on what that is, click here.) I went by Sunday evening, and got to commune with a delicious burger slathered with a white cheddar aioli. So wrong, yet so right. Hours are adjusting a little bit: since it’s so damn dark so damn early, dinner service on Sunday and Monday will start at 5pm. You can also swing by for “happy hour” service, which is Fri-Sat 4:30pm-8pm. 2379 Mission St. at 20th St.
This could be dangerous news: ~WISE SONS DELI~ is now offering free delivery for breakfast and lunch (does not include catering) through TCB Courier for a $45 minimum in the Mission (approximately 45-60 minutes). There is a $5 delivery fee for downtown (approximately 90 minutes). Check out the map here. Call 415-787-DELI to order.
File this one in the developing folder: it seems SOLSTICE is currently in lease negotiations with their landlord. Things are a bit up in the air, so stand by for news about the fate of the location (although their lease does extend through May). 2801 California St. at Divisadero, 415-359-1222.
Gung Ho’s ramen; photo from website.