Some positive news to report, starting with this update that is rich with wok hei: LILY has brought back their now (in)famous #1 DB Douchebag Crab Fried Rice…but for a cause! I suggested the idea to chef Rob Lam (we’re good friends) that he should bring this hyped dish back for charity, and I’m so proud of the Lily team for making this happen. It’s priced at $500 per plate, but before you get mad, $400 from each dish sold will be donated to community-based partner organizations. YES! SF New Deal is the first recipient, a nonprofit that has provided support to small businesses and food-insecure residents during the pandemic.
Limited to just 10 orders per week, available on Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY. You need to make a reservation for Wed or Thu dinner and you can pre-order it; there are just five available per night.
This extravagant fried rice is topped off with red king crab from Japan, eco-certified sturgeon caviar, wagyu beef, Hokkaido uni, Jidori egg yolk, and much more magic (including their black truffle XO sauce). Chef Lam says, “We did this as a joke! A stoned-out, bored-ass, pandemic gift. To soothe a takeout nation during the holidays. It was a two-week special! We never meant for this to take off! The dish isn’t even Vietnamese!!” It quickly became so popular that it was difficult for the Lily team to keep up with the orders—they had to remove the dish from their menu, but now, the douchebag is back…for a cause! Thanks to everyone who is putting their money where their mouth is, and helping our local community. Head to lilyonclement.com to book a reso.
A tablehopper reader reached out with a depressing photo of a letter from MR. AND MRS. MISCELLANEOUS, announcing they were closing their Dogpatch ice cream shop after 11 years of scooping in the neighborhood. But great news: chef Deuki Hong and The Sunday Family team have taken over from former owner Annabelle Topacio, and are working with her to train their team on her recipes so some of her popular flavors live on. The location is now SUNDAY SOCIAL, running Thu-Sun 12pm-7pm, and will officially relaunch in October (look for additions like espresso, as well as cookies, pie, brownies, and more). 699 22nd St. at 3rd St. [Via Eater]
Happy to see ~OUTERLANDS~ announce their plans to reopen for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, starting with a counter brunch service. They just had their first service this past weekend; hours will be Thu-Mon 9am-3pm. [Via Eater]
Down in Atherton, the swanky SELBY’S is reopening after months of serving family meals for takeout and a brief period of indoor dining, and they’re returning with a special $65 prix-fixe, three-course menu. Enjoy a wedge salad or their three-milk Robiola ravioli to start, followed by their fantastic chicken parmigiana or fennel coriander-crusted duck breast, with their truly magnificent midnight chocolate cake for dessert (I dream about that dessert). You can upgrade with caviar service and other fancy Continental dishes. There’s also a bar menu (with the famed Black Label burger). Dinner is Tue-Sat 5pm-9pm. 3001 El Camino Real, Atherton.
[#]1 DB Douchebag Crab Fried Rice at Lily. Photo: © tablehopper.com.