Monday Nine: Babu Ji Is A-Comin’

Plus openings all over: in Jack London Square, in the Tenderloin, and in the Excelsior.

Babu Ji to Open S.F. Location in the Mission

Buzzy NYC restaurant Babu Ji will open a location in the former Nostra Spaghetteria space (280 Valencia) sometime this fall, Eater reports. Quick rundown: Chef-owners Jennifer and Jessi Singh’s Babu Ji began in Melbourne, Australia, before heading to New York’s East Village as sort of Indian equivalent of David Chang’s Momofuku group of restaurants.

A Korean “Chipotle” Opens in the Excelsior

Calling it the Korean version of Chipotle, Hoodline looks at Hwaro (4516 Mission), restaurant from Ina Lee of Bibimbar named for the Korean word for “hearth” or “fireplace.” Having super-softly opened in August (without any publicity at all), the joint is now fully up and running, with build your own rice bowls for lunch and dinner.

Timbuk2 Giving Away Coffee All Day Thursday

Fancy Hayes Valley gear company Timbuk2 (506 Hayes) will celebrate National Coffee Day this Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with giveaways from High Brew Coffee. Apart from the simple joy of a free cup, you can enter a raffle for a chance to win a one-year supply of it, or a Timbuk2 Gist Pack.

Eve’s Waterfront Restaurant Hits Jack London Square Friday

This Friday, Sept. 30, Eve’s Waterfront Restaurant will open its doors for dinner at 15 Embarcadero West in Oakland’s Jack London Square, the former Rusty Scupper space. Seafood-focused, with an “Introduction to Eve’s” prix fixe, it’s a project from executive chef Bruce Paton, a beer guy who’s hosted more than 90 Dinners with the Brewmaster over his career. Look for entrees in the $12-$32 range, like a slow-roasted duck with mascarpone grits, fries, and slaw.

British Cafe The Scullery Open in the TL

Hoodline reports that The Scullery (687 Geary) is open, serving Welsh rarebit, Celtic chutneys, and a nitro-cold-brew-and-condensed-milk-beverage called The Tenderloin.

Bi-Rite Market and Bi-Rite Market

SF Citizen points out that besides the well-known upscale grocery with locations on 18th Street and Divisadero Street, there is also a Bi-Rite Market at 2449 Balboa Ave. But what about BiRite Food Service Distributors, based in Brisbane?

Using Coffee Grounds to Remove Toxins from Water

The New York Times reports that Italian researchers have found a way to use coffee grounds, which otherwise clog our compost buckets, to remove chemicals like mercury and lead from water. After 30 hours, you can get 99 percent of it out. Neat!

Tecate to Troll Trump With Beer Ad Wall

If you boycott the debate to hang out in Dolores Park and drink Tecate on this beautiful day, you are also engaging in political protest.

R.I.P. Arnold Palmer

Two parts iced tea, one part lemonade. The golfer was 87.

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