This week’s Table Talk takes a look at the rebranded Ritu Indian Soul Food (formerly Dum), Alexander’s Steakhouse launches The Feast, check out these fun (and tasty) Father’s Day deals, don’t miss a screening of The Food Cure, and Mixt opens on Valencia.
If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine (and just awesome flavor in general), you should know the Mission’s Dum Indian Soul Food on 24th Street in the Mission is celebrating its second anniversary and rebranding itself as Ritu Indian Soul Food on June 7, which means “seasons” in Hindi. Mumbai native chef Rupam Bhagat’s menu is full of inspired interpretations of his favorite family recipes. He started as a food truck, and at his first brick-and-mortar location you’ll find some extraordinary deals on some really delicious dishes (like his excellent lamb kebabs for just $12)—and unlike at the truck, you can enjoy some wine or beer with your meal. The menu features many vegetarian dishes, like kale chaat, tandoori whole cauliflower, and artichoke pakoras—and in honor of the rebranding, he will be adding even more dishes to the menu.
The space is getting a refresh too, with a new and vibrant color palette of orange, red, and yellow, and the bar area is being expanded (a perfect spot to unwind with some chaat and a glass of wine during happy hour Wed-Sun 3–6pm).
Alexander’s Steakhouse Launches a New Dinner Event, The Feast
You ready to feast? Alexander’s Steakhouse San Francisco in SoMa just announced The Feast, a ticketed ongoing event featuring a fire-roasted whole meat and fish menu that will be served family-style in a lively communal setting in the restaurant’s Wine Library. The culinary team will be sharing details about ingredients and cooking techniques to create an extra-special experience. The evening includes fine wines and spirits, including bourbon and Scotch served in large format (and free-poured for an additional cost). The first Feast event is Thursday, June 7, with the second on Thursday, July 5.
Three Tasty and Affordable Options for Father’s Day
Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18, and here are three options to consider that look really tasty (and affordable too!).
China Live in Chinatown is offering a traditional Chinese prime rib beef roast with a housemade hot mustard sauce for lunch and dinner, just $35 per person. Afterward, you can take Dad upstairs to Cold Drinks, the swanky and hidden-away, Scotch-centric bar for an after-lunch or pre- (or post-!) dinner cocktail.
Presidio Social Club is kicking off its Pig Roast series with an extended Pig Roast event, serving specialty menu items all day from the roasted pig, like Cubanos, pork sliders, and pupu platters (from noon through 9pm, or until it runs out). There’s also a three-course, traditional pig roast dinner for $48. Guests will enjoy some aloha vibes, with ukulele music and Mai Tais available too. (Would be a good time for dad to bust out his Hawaiian shirt.) After Father’s Day, the Pig Roast series will continue on every Sunday for dinner service through Aug. 19.
Perle in Montclair is offering a special barbecue, beer, bourbon, and Bordeaux prix-fixe menu for brunch for $44 (click here to take a look). Appetizers include grilled bacon and Roquefort dates and French onion dip sliders, while the main event is a Comte cheese and beer sausage cassoulet (tell Pop to bring his Lipitor). Pairings are $36, and include a Manhattan, wine, and beer. It’s going to be a boozy day! Served 10am–3pm.
There’s a compelling film screening coming up on Thursday, June 7 at The Clay Theatre in San Francisco for The Food Cure. It’s about six cancer patients who “make an unusual choice when faced with little chance of recovery: they decide to face the disease with a radical plant-based diet. The patients embark on an arduous but hopeful five-year journey through unchartered territory as they attempt to eat and juice their way back to health, against all odds.” The filmmaker and producer from Australia will both be at the screening and sparking thought and discussion about human health as it relates to the environment in a Q&A after the film.
If you’re trying to eat a little healthier and lighter (warmer weather tends to spark that feeling), there’s a new Mixt location that just opened in the Mission in the former La Rondalla (they’re referring to it as a “salad lounge,” but you can do what you want with that). Mixt is a fast-casual restaurant known for their creative salads, and at this location you can also order grain bowls and Mixt Market Plates for dinner, made with herb-roasted and grilled sustainable meats with sauces and side dishes. And then there are the “Beerbuchas” and “kale mimosas,” so you can really up your San Francisco hipster cred with one of those. If you’re heading to Dolores Park with your salad, Mixt is offering park-goers a free, reusable tote with the purchase of four or more salads.