Tasty events for the week ahead.
Rooh Opens in SoMa
Rooh, the latest modern Indian restaurant to land in SF, opened last week in SoMa. It's the first US restaurant from the Good Times Restaurant Group, which is based in India, and joins the ranks of recently opened Babu Ji on Valencia and and August 1 Five on Van Ness. The menu balances California ingredients with the rich regional flavors of India and features dishes such as potato tikki with kale tempura, charred sweet potato with Malai broccoli, salsa verde and lentil fritters, and a tandoori snapper. // Open Monday-Saturday, 333 Brannan St (SoMa), roohsf.com
Glena's Tacos Opens in Dogpatch
A new lunch spot opened Wednesday in the Dogpatch serving delicious tacos. Chef Michael Gaines (Kin Khao, Manresa) spent the last year doing pop-ups around San Francisco to perfect the food and concept for his newest spot. You can expect tacos (of course) with your choice of carne asada, al pastor, pescado, and tofu, as well as larger plates such as ceviche tostadas and a fried chicken torta that we're particularly excited about. // Open Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm, 632 20th St (Dogpatch), glenassf.com
Off the Grid Town Hall Meeting
Since February 2015, Off the Grid has been fighting for a permit to bring 3-4 food trucks every Monday/Wednesday/Friday to the Financial District (101 California St). In September 2016, the DPW Director denied the permit and Off the Grid has since appealed his decision. There is an Appeals Hearing scheduled for tonight! Let your voice be heard if you want more affordable, delicious lunch options in the FiDi. For those unable to participate, the petition can be signed here. // Wednesday, February 15, 5pm, City Hall 416 (Civic Center), offthegrid.com/bringfoodtrucks
Pho Cookbook Party at Omnivore
Join author Andrea Nguyen at Omnivore this Thursday as she reads from her new book The Pho Cookbook. The cookbook provides easy recipes for Vietnam's favorite breakfast food and has over 50 recipes for variations on the iconic noodle soup. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. // Thursday, February 16, 6:30pm-7:30pm, 3885a Cesar Chavez St (Noe Valley), omnivorebooks.com
La Mar's Pisco Party
La Mar is hosting their first pisco party of the year next Thursday. The Peruvian-themed party will feature live music, unlimited Pisco Sours, and access to the appetizer bar from Chef Victoriana Lopez, which will feature ceviche bites, grilled meat skewers, and other things that will help soak up the pisco! // Thursday, February 23, 6:30pm-10pm, Pier 1.5 (Embarcadero), Get tickets here.
Alba Ray's Does Fat Tuesday
Alba Ray's, the newly opened Cajun restaurant in the Mission, is celebrating Mardi Gras with a festive Fat Tuesday feast. There'll be live music, a welcome hurricane cocktail, beads, and delicious New Orleans fare such as boudin balls, pimento cheese, gumbo, jambalaya, and more. // $65, Tuesday,February 28, 7pm-10pm, 2293 Mission St (Mission), Get tickets here.