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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Onigilly, Pal's Takeaway: Two Lunch Options Outside the Ordinary

Posted By on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM

click to enlarge Onigilly rolls out its six-day-a-week food cart in Justin Herman Plaza today. - ONIGILLY
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  • Onigilly rolls out its six-day-a-week food cart in Justin Herman Plaza today.
Looking for an al fresco lunch option? The Wednesday guest-chef sandwich at Pal's is designed by Ryan Ostler, the guy who (with Kat Zacher) spawned a cult of adulation first at Broken Record, then at Bruno's. Today's Ostlerwich is pulled, slow-cooked lamb from Marin Sun Farms on his house-baked pita, with Ostler's own harissa and jicama-apple slaw.

Then there's the launch of the Onigilly Japanese food cart in Justin Herman Plaza ― part of Rec and Park's mobile vending initiative ― with a roll-out menu of teriyaki chicken topped with spicy sesame seeds, vegan-friendly marinated eggplant, hijiki salad, and pickled carrots. Skeptical of Rec and Park's plan to allow food vendors in Dolores Park? Here's your chance to experience what street carts on the public commons feel like ― though, granted, you'll be experiencing it at Justin Herman with the dress-shirted and the high-heeled, rather then the Dolores throngs in jeggings and American Apparel v-neck tees.

Pal's Takeaway: Inside Tony's Market, 2751 24th St. (at Hampshire), 203-4911;11 a.m. till they sell out.

Onigilly: Justin Herman Plaza, Market and Embarcadero; Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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