Delicious happenings in San Francisco this week.
Can You Say Fusion Tacos?
The out-of-the-box taqueria Mestiza officially opened in SoMa last week, serving a mix of Filipino, Southeast Asian, and Mexican cuisines from Chopped champion chef Sophina Uong. Think Filipino pork adobo tacos, Khmer lemongrass chicken burritos, pescado al pastor, and more. // 595 Bryant St (SoMa), mestizasf.com
Bring out the Big Knives
Established in Bernal Heights but now curiously located in the Mission (on Guerrero St.), Bernal Cutlery is opening the second location of its beloved knife shop. The sharp space is much larger than the first, with room for more classes and a quicker turnaround for sharpening needs. Head over on Friday for some sidewalk grilling, snacks, drinks, and demos. // 3505 17th. St (Mission), bernalcutlery.com
Bring a Good Appetite
New York Times columnist Melissa Clark ("A Good Appetite") has a new book out. On Saturday, she'll be signing copies of Dinner: Changing the Game, and doing a demo in the CUESA Classroom at the Ferry Building. Seating is limited, and there will be samples! // Noon on Saturday, Apr. 29, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), cuesa.org
Starting May 1, Orenchi Beyond will open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays. This means even more opportunities to grab some of the finest bowls of ramen in the city—without waiting in the dreaded dinner line. // 174 Valencia St. (Mission). orenchi-beyond.com
It's What's for Brunch
Rooh, the modern Indian newcomer that recently scored a three-star review from Michael Bauer, begins brunch service on Sunday with an intriguing menu including duck egg curry, lobster pepper stir-fry with poached eggs, biryani, and more. Try a Bloody Mahrani ("queen" in Hindi), made with vodka, tomato, clam juice, mustard, and chili. // 333 Brannan St. (SoMa), roohsf.com