On the Menu: Izakaya Special at Nombe, Blue Plate Specials at Luella, More
By: Marcia Gagliardi
Pizza at Dopo. Yelp photo by John J.
Some local spots are offering menu specials and more for your culinary consideration, plus they’re wallet-friendly for the budget-minded traveler. First, Nombe is inviting you to get a posse of your friends together (six or more) and to come by on Thursday nights for Rediscover the Izakaya. For $25 (inclusive), you’ll be able to graze on a variety of Nombe’s yakitori, grilled pork belly, wings, and more, served family style. Check out the menu and purchase tickets online here; drinks can be purchased separately.
2491 Mission St. at 21st St., 415-681-7150.
Tax time got you down? Yeah, I feel ya. Starting Monday April 1st (no joke here), Presidio Social Club will be launching Cocktails for Tax Relief, a deal on two house cocktails for $15. You can also get your beef on with the $15 steak frites. Through April 15th, available at the bar and on the back deck.
563 Ruger St. Building, Near Lombard Gate. 415-885-1888.
Chef Ben DeVries of Luella has put weekly Blue Plate Specials on the menu, like carnitas tacos on Monday ($18), pork bacon meat loaf on Tuesday ($20), chicken and ribs on Wednesday ($24), lobster and truffle fettuccine on Thursday ($28), bone-in rib-eye for two on Friday ($48), paella Valenciana on Saturday ($24), and Sundays are all about pork belly posole ($20).
1896 Hyde St. at Green, 415-674-4343.
If you check out City Beer Store while you’re in town (and you should), you may notice some salumi plates on the menu, courtesy of 1058 Hoagie. Look for a rotation of artisan salami and sausages, like finocchiona, Calabrese salami, and hard beef salami from Chicago.
1168 Folsom St. #101 at 8th St., 415-503-1033.
If you find yourself in the East Bay, the folks at Dopo are doing Roman Tuesdays: for $30 per person (excluding tax and tip), you will feast on an artichoke alla giudia, the classic Roman pasta dish of tonnarelli cacio pepe, and a glass of cesanese. Benissimo. Through June 25th.
4293 Piedmont Ave. at Echo, 510-652-3676.
Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, “the tablehopper.” Subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com. Out now is her first book, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion, a groundbreaking new style of guidebook. And check out her new app, Tablehopper’s Top Late-Night Eats, which highlights 95 SF spots serving food past 11pm!
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