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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dottie's New Spot, Tacolicious II Update, Ken Ken Ramen to Open next Week, and More

Posted By on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

Beloved breakfast spot Dottie's True Blue Cafe has been at the ready to move since July, but no one knew where it was going. Until now. Tablehopper discovers it'll be moving into the current Passion Cafe, (the one that was closing, staying, and then looking for a renter again.) Dottie's is likely to start serving breakfast in it's new location by mid December, while the closing date at their current spot has yet to be announced.

The lights are on at Tacalicious II and its adjacent tequila bar, Mosto. Earlier we reported that due to a lack of power, the opening date was pushed back, but alas, the team has announced they've still got one more city inspection to go. They hope to open Monday.

Ken Ken Ramen is readying to soft open this Thursday next week, and now Eater SF shares a sneak peek inside this ramen shop, featuring natural wood counters in their organic shape; still to come is Japanese-styled roofing over the kitchen and out front. But -- what diners can expect to eat in this setting are five different type of ramen, one of which will be vegan. Their liquor license is pending, but the Boba Guys will be on hand to offer up tapioca tea concoctions.

Drinks all around: Brewtruc has hit the streets, and Grub Street shares that those interested in jumping aboard Le Truc's Hugh Schick mobile tap room, need to get in line for the all-you-can drink $55 ride. Also, Tablehopper reveals Etcetera Wine Bar is open (795 Valencia at 19th St.). The extensive wine list fills a binder.

Two new places for a sweet tooth: Chowhounds alerted Tablehopper to the news that Soufflés Cafe has opened (1401 Powell at Broadway). In addition to the menu's 10 souffles there are egg puffs and some salads and sandwiches too. And Tablehopper learns, also via Chowhounds, that Joey & Pat's Italian Bakery & Cafe is open (2499 Folsom at 21st St.). Baked goods are fresh daily.

And yet, more openers: Tablehopper shares the Turkish restaurant Ottoman, is serving breakfast and lunch in the Financial District (584 Washington at Columbus). And Gourmet & More, a Hayes Valley specialty store offers is now selling over 250 types of cheeses (141 Gough at Page). Delicious.

A sweet reminder of what's to return: After a September inferno engulfed a building on Haight at Fillmore, it also managed to displace nearby neighbors Three Twins Ice Cream. And while they're still in the process of rebuilding their store, Haighteration gives the scoop that they'll be selling pints across the street front their out-of-commission location this evening, from right now until 7 p.m. Look for the freezer truck parked in front of Indian Oven.

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