One of several long-awaited openings on the Valencia corridor, Zaytoon (1136 Valencia) made its debut this week serving up basic Mediterranean delights like falafel, shawerma, and dolmas. Much like its nearby neighbor Grub (758 Valencia), this restaurant project has been in the works and blogged about for going on three years. See the menu here.
As for Grub, Tablehopper spoke with partner Erik Reese (Mayes Oyster House), who says they’re aiming for a July 21 opening and gives a few details about the food.
The plan is for a “a sit-down, table-service establishment… with a menu that will allow you to create your own burger combo (all-natural beef, buffalo, ahi tuna, etc.). There will also be a build-your-own mac ‘n’ cheese option, so you can request anything from Grana Padano breadcrumb topping to sharp cheddar to broccoli and ham, along with English peas, applewood bacon, lobster, white truffle, or Stilton.”
All dishes will be in the $15 range, with wine glasses starting at $6.
Update on Grub on Valencia [Tablehopper]
Earlier: The Curious Case of Grub, Which May Finally Open on Valencia Soon [Grub Street]