Food news nosh and a pork bun throw down!! Steamed vs. Baked
The idea came to me in a dream, okay, not really. I was actually hanging around Green Apple Books when hunger struck and I couldn't quite decided what I wanted to eat. Kind of wanted a little something but not too much of something. That is when I walked by Good Luck Dim Sum and thought, yes, a pork bun. Which then led to--hmmm, steamed or baked? And then onto why not do a some posts on why each one is good and maybe decide which one is better! Interestingly enough, the line at Good Luck was ridiculous and I ended up skipping on by them for another stop in the Richmond District. I then found myself popping on the 1 California to Chinatown where I went in search of several more baked and steamed pork buns. I found a few and let's just say, I got my fill of bread for at least the next month. But is is rice flower which is better for you, right? Either way, this week will be a baked or steamed pork bun throw down so stayed tuned for all the bun madness you can stand. Till then, here's all the fun food news from this past week in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
- Hamburger Mary's finally opening in The Castro?!! I will believe when I see it as we've been down this road for over ten years now.
- Here's a gaggle full of new spots that actually have opened in the Richmond District.
- Well that didn't take long. The new Jamaican spot Kaya is already serving brunch.
- La Cocina wants to open a combo food hall food incubator in the Tenderloin. Interesting.
- For some East Bay news, they are getting their smoked meats on with new spot Augie's Smoke Meat.
- And still "over there", The Lumpia Company has found a bar home for their Filipino food pop-up at Mad Oak Bar.
- California grown coffee? Could be the next hot trend in the local coffee wars.
- Seems the Asian Art Museum is getting in on the whole food pop-up thingy.
- CafeX, another in the robot coffee cafes has opened on Market St. See, they are going to take over. Baristas beware!!
- James Beard semifinalists have been announced and there are a number of SF and Bay Area chefs on the short list. Not to mention a few surprises.
- It's a new deli. But only online and only Korean?
- Here are some spots you can celebrate the Lunar New Year in San Francisco.