This Week in Food: Chefapalooza at Pal's Takeaway, Jonathan Waxman Signing, More Brunch, and Free Lunch
Pal’s Takeaway in the Mission is celebrating their second anniversary as a pop-up sandwich shop with three guest chefs (instead of the usual one). Carlo Espinas from Ragazza and Gialina has a spice-rub chicken breast with Calabrian chile spread and sugar snap pea slaw. Comstock's Carlos Espinas designed a pork belly combo with pickled ginger, soy yuzo mayo, and arugula. And Bruno’s Ryan Ostler’s doing a slow-smoked brisket on a Wise Sons Deli bialys with horseradish sour cream and pickled spring shallot. 2751 24th St.
Also, at 5:30pm, Jonathan Waxman will be at A16 to sign copies of his book Italian, My Way with diners. Tickets are $115, and you can expect four-courses from chef Waxman’s new cookbook, prepared by A16 executive chef David Taylor, wine pairings, and a copy of the book. 355 Chestnut St.
Thursday, April 21
Radish is set to open with house-roasted coffee, organic eggs Benedict, locally sourced vegetable omelet, French toast, donuts, a steak sandwich, and veggie sammies. 3465 19th St.
Saturday, April 23
Locavore is rolling out brunch starting with homemade duck and rabbit sausages and local oysters. In a couple of weeks, they'll kick off Sunday brunch too. 3215 Mission St.
Tuesday, April 26
Puccini & Pinetti Italian restaurant in Union Square is giving way 300 bagged lunches with a sandwich from the Counter Culture lunch menu—a chicken panini with melted Swiss, pancetta, basil, and sun-dried tomato tapenade—a bag of Pop chips, a drink, and dessert. Lunches will be available while supplies last and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting at 11:30 a.m. 129 Ellis St.