Tablehopper intern Rebecca Kinney caught the news that there is a new banh mi shop in the Tenderloin, called L&G VIETNAMESE SANDWICH. It just opened on January 29th, and she reports that the service is friendly, the vegetables fresh and crisp, and the interior space is clean. A photo of the menu reveals that all sandwiches are $4, and a small selection of appetizers are also available. Hours are daily 7am-5pm. 602 Eddy St. at Larkin, 415-345-1878.
There’s a new taker for the former Cuco’s space in the Lower Haight, called EMMANUEL CAFE. Hoodline reports that owner Irene Parada Quinteros will offer plenty of coffee, along with Salvadorean and Yucatecan food like pupusas, cochinita pibil, and breakfast items. 488 Haight St. at Fillmore.
Acai bowls are now available on Polk Street at BASIK CAFE, according to Scoop. This is the first mainland location of the Hawaiian café, specializing in smoothies and bowls of fruit and granola made with the Brazilian berry. Hours are Tue-Sun 8am-4pm. 1958 Polk St. at Pacific.
The exterior of L&G Vietnamese Sandwich. Photo: Rebecca Kinney © tablehopper.com.