Now you can hang out at the vibey KAYA in Mid-Market for brunch on the weekend. Chef Nigel Jones and his crew are ready to feed you salt fish, ackee, fried dumplings, and bammy (I don’t know what that is but I want it); cinnamon French toast with coconut-battered challah, seasonal fruit, and blackstrap maple syrup; and house-smoked salmon with sweet corn bread. Rummy cocktails and mimosas await. Served Sat 10am-3pm and Sun 10am-5pm. 1420 Market St. at Fell, 415-590-2585.
There’s a Sunday pop-up at BELCAMPO with Noodle Girl (Hang Truong, a graduate of La Cocina’s business incubator program) serving Vietnamese dishes made with Belcampo meats and Cali-fresh ingredients, like pho ga (slow-cooked Belcampo chicken bone broth with Belcampo chicken and fresh rice noodles), fresh corn stir-fry (shrimp, ground Belcampo pork, and green onion in a crispy cup), and others, all for under $16. Every Sunday through March 4th. 3pm-8pm. 1998 Polk St. at Pacific.
There’s a new weekly delivery service for authentic Korean deli-style dishes (“banchan jip”) called Queens. Clara Lee—a New Yorker who left the tech world to follow her heart and cook (she was inspired by the cooking of her mom and granny and the freshness of NorCal ingredients)—is offering a weekly delivery service. Order by Sunday at 11:59pm and get food delivered on Tuesday evening. Details and menu on the site!
Miss Liza Shaw’s chicken Parm from Merigan? Yeah, me too. But swing by MEDIA NOCHE this month and you can enjoy her guest chef Cubano: Calle 19 Chix Parm (Parmesan-breaded fried chicken, fresh mozzarella, provolone, housemade marinara, and basil), all pressed and toasty. And 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.
Another pop-up: badass baker Le Dix-Sept is hosting Pastry Wednesdays at Chapel Hill Coffee in the FiDi. Come by from 9am-3pm for unique treats like banana cake and some wicked looking cookies. 670 Commercial St. at Kearny.
Weekend brunch at Kaya awaits. Photo: Alta Group.