Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, November 8, 2010

Spice Hound Settles Into 331 Cortland Marketplace

Posted By on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:14 PM

click to enlarge Tammy Tan's spice shop is now one of six vendors at the 6-month-old food market in Bernal Heights. - ALEX HOCHMAN
  • Alex Hochman
  • Tammy Tan's spice shop is now one of six vendors at the 6-month-old food market in Bernal Heights.

A simultaneous welcome party and anniversary celebration went down Saturday at 331 Cortland, the six-stall food marketplace in Bernal Heights. The welcome party was for Spice Hound, Tammy Tan's mini emporium of spices and salts, which is in the space vacated by Della Terra Organics in July. Tan has been vending primarily in the South Bay at the Campbell farmer's market (her warehouse is in Sunnyvale) but was keeping an eye out for a San Francisco location. "I never saw the space when it was Della Terra," Tan said, "but talked with [331 Cortland owner] Debra Resnik late in the summer and then came to check it out. It's a great fit."

Also celebrated: The six-month anniversary of 331 Cortland itself. Free bites included banana dulce de leche empanadas from El Porteño and garlic dills from Paulie's Pickling. How do the vendors feel about 331Cortland six months in? "The collaborative aspect is a gift," said Erin Archuleta, co-owner of ICHI Lucky Cat Deli. "Our work can be solitary at times but here we can share feedback and community." Added Bernal Cutlery's Josh Donald, "I had been sharpening knives at home for several years but now I have great exposure."

Follow Alex Hochman at @urbanstomach . Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , , ,

About The Author

Alex Hochman


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
    Phish is in the midst of a block of sold out shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (October 27-29). The Monday night concert featured a rare first set opener of “Walfredo” with the band members switching instruments for the song. The evening’s highlights included John Fishman and his iconic vacuum cleaner solo and favorites such as Chalk Dust Torture, Slave to the Traffic Light, Axilla, Rift, 2001 Space Odyssey, and Maze. The show also featured Phish’s debut of a, seemingly impromptu, version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” to with roaring approval of the, singing along, crowd. With Game 6 being tonight, partying Phish fans will join Giants fans in Civic Center Plaza where there will be a World Series viewing party on a large screen set up by the City. Photography by Jamie Soja.
  • The 4th Annual Masquerotica 2014 - NSFW
    The theme this year was Carnaval Mystique for the 4th Annual Masquerotica at The Factory. Attendees were entertained by strip dance, trapeze, and live music. Photographs by Calibree Photography.