Appetite: Czech in FiDi, Easter meals, Bushi-Tei bistro, Front Porch bones, and more - Page 2
Cafe Prague is bringin' Czech back to FiDi... and soon, the Mission
It's nice to have a little Czech back in town, though I'll miss the old Cafe Prague space (which closed last Fall), tucked away on Pacific Ave. Hopefully the boho-Euro atmos transfers to their newly-opened Financial District locale. I see the menu consists mainly of salads and sandwiches for the FiDi lunch set, but thankfully a couple Eastern European specialties remain (which I appreciate given that there's not much of it around), like Hungarian goulash and sauerbraten with dumplings. A second site is soon to open on Mission Street between 17th and 18th, so there'll be more Prague lovin' to go around.
424 Merchant Street
APRIL 12th EASTER MEALS
1300 on Fillmore's Gospel Brunch for Easter
Since 1300 on Fillmore opened, it's been my preferred stop for upscale Southern Soul food with a twist, and it's jazzy, cool lounge giving tribute to the Fillmore District's jazz glory days. Though I've eagerly been wanting to check out their Gospel Brunch the first Sunday of every month (which has been so popular, they plan on adding a second Sunday), I suspect Easter might be the time to catch the Spirit over cornbread and shrimp 'n creamy grits. The three-course brunch is $39, including all food, coffee and tea, special drink of choice (mimosa, bellini, juices), and, naturally, some rousing, live gospel music. Hallelujah! P.S. Don't forget their Fried Chicken Mondays (5:30-11pm) where $28 gets you soup or salad, Black Skillet Fried Chicken and dessert.
1300 Fillmore Street
Indian-style Easter at Dosa on Fillmore
Doing Easter out of the norm means Dosa on Fillmore's Indian Easter brunch might be your speed, especially when the menu includes a Strawberry-Banana Uttapam (large, pancake-style version of a dosa for $12) or an Egg Poriyal Dosa, filled with a South Indian scramble of organic eggs, chilies, tomatoes and onions ($10). Wash it down with a Bloody Mary Curry ($8.50) or Elderflower Mimosa ($9) and you've got yourself a brunch.
1700 Fillmore Street
The antithesis to "Easter brunch" lunch at Bloodhound bar
It's Bunny BBQ at Bloodhound all Easter afternoon with a glut of meats from Taylor's smoked ham to rabbit (in sausage form or grilled), plus a slew of down-home sides like chicharrones, beans, and yes, bacon peanut butter brownies. It's all you can eat and drink of seasonal beer (draft and bottle), with Bloodhound's excellent classic cocktails still available at regular price. Fatted Calf and 4505 Meats host the event but space is limited to so make sure you RSVP if you want to eat the bunny rather than admire its cuteness.
1145 Folsom Street