Nom Nom (Nom), Burger News, a Restaurant Scam, and a Butchery's Request
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Nom Nom Truck is rolling its expansion up I-5 and parking in S.F. Inside Scoop shares that the L.A. Vietnamese street-food truck may seem familiar due to its appearance on the Food Network's "Great Food Truck Race" hosted by Tyler Florence, where it finished second. This week Nom Nom will serve banh mi sandwiches and Vietnamese tacos at Off the Grid in the Upper Haight, on Sacramento at Kearny, and at the Proxy Project.
Trading one burger for another: Inside Scoop shares that the fourth location of S.F. burger joint Super Duper is slated to replace Chestnut Street's '50s-themed diner Johnny Rockets. No word yet on when the burgers will flip from one grill to the other.
Any restaurant that recently received a complaint from someone named Tim Dearson may want to look at the note Lazy Bear Supperclub received. Eater SF shares the letter in its entirety, where the scammer states five inconsistencies with the dinners Lazy Bear serves; the most glaring may be the fact that it doesn't serve steaks. We guess it's a general letter "Tim Dearson" sends out to multiple restaurants.
According to a sign posted in the Drewes Bros. Meats window, the neighborhood doesn't need another nail salon, but rather -- it needs a butcher. Noe Valley SF shares a snapshot of the sign taped to the Drewes Bros. window. One blog commenter goes the extra mile, suggesting tips on how the butchers can stick around, like nixing the sign saying they won't give change and killing their fax machine.
We noticed yesterday that Inner Richmond's Coriya Hot Pot City has folded. A large banner above the papered windows announces a new restaurant's arrival in its place, but fails to mention the restaurant's name or give any hints at the cuisine.
Looking for space to open a restaurant? Inside Scoop and Bernalwood know a place. Scoop shares that the Financial District's Trademark is on the market. Meanwhile, Bernalwood shares that a recently renovated Cortland Avenue space is for sale; oddly enough, it's located next to another space we mentioned was on the market: Liberty Cafe.