Just in case you were excited to check out the upcoming TSUTA, the first U.S. location of the Michelin-starred ramen shop, they are actually softly open right now in advance of their October 20th grand opening. According to this post) on Yelp, they are serving 300 bowls of ramen (limited menu) each day, starting at 5pm. (People have been lining up a couple hours before, although another Yelper had better luck on a Sunday and just had a short wait.) 135 4th St. at Mission.
Over at Farming Hope at MANNY’S in the Mission, you’ll find a new menu from Farming Hope’s new culinary director, chef Larry Feygin, who has worked in some top restaurants (Lazy Bear, Alinea in Chicago, Daniel Berlin in Sweden). The primarily plant-based menu is designed to be affordable, nutritious, flavorful, and approachable—an average meal costs $10, and everything on the coffee menu is under $4. You’ll find a Mediterranean-focused menu, with shakshuka, frittata, breakfast flatbread, toasts, soup, salad, and bowls.
Farming Hope is a non-profit community organization providing transitional employment and training in the culinary industry to unhoused and low-income people in our community. Please show them some support! Hours: Mon-Fri daytime menu 8am-3pm and cocktail bites menu 4pm-10pm; weekend brunch Sat-Sun 9am-3pm. 3092 16th St. at Valencia.
Have you had a chance to check out the MIDNITE BAGEL pop-up? It’s now running on Fridays at Tartine Bakery, starting at 6pm. These naturally fermented bagels from are so good (peep my past order here). Pre-order here. 600 Guerrero St. at 18th St.
A pic of Tsuta Ramen (via Tsuta Philippines on Facebook).