Is that your stomach we hear growling? Here is some food news to keep you company on your lunch hour:
Food critic Patricia Unterman recently raved about Arsicault Bakery at 397 Arguello in her Unterman on Food blog. She says the bakery “has become the latest pilgrimage site” for Yeast-leavened French pastry or viennoiserie, and heaps on praise for owner and baker Armando Lacoyo’s croissants and morning buns. “I cannot be anywhere near the Inner Richmond without stopping by Arsicault,” Unterman writes.
The edible lineup for Outside Lands Music Festival (August 5-7 in Golden Gate Park) has been revealed. Like the music lineup, the food offerings are wide ranging from pork belly burgers to frozen hot chocolate to porcini doughnuts. Only one Richmond District eatery – Koja Kitchen – is in the lineup; they’ll be offering chicken and vegetarian tacos.
SFGate reports that Aziza restaurant will be closing May 22 for two months of renovations. For the duration, you can always check our chef Mourad Lahlou’s other restaurant, called simply Mourad, at 140 New Montgomery. Aside from a facelift, it’s unclear if anything else will change about the one-star, Michelin-rated Aziza. We’ll just have to wait and find out…
After a very, very long wait, Orson’s Belly at 1737 Balboa will finally open on May 23 with a morning menu, a lunch menu and bar bites along with espresso drinks, beer and wine. And starting May 25th, they’ll offer a “Kid’s Hour” every Wednesday from 3-4pm featuring cartoons and half off popcorn and hot chocolate.