1. New Year’s Day Brunch at our new brick and mortar

    Wednesday, January 1st

    Brick and Mortar Music Hall / 1710 Mission Street at 13th

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    New year, new beginnings.

    On January 1st, we’re hosting our annual New Year’s Day Brunch at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, our new kitchen and Rice Paper Scissors HQ.

    We’ve got our Breakfast Banh Mi, Hanoi-Style Pho and more to keep you warm and toasty. Brick and Mortar will be behind the bar with bloody marys and mimosas to keep the new year spirit going.

    In the past, we’ve popped up in garages on Valencia, at the iconic Whiz Burger, and now excited to break into our new home on Mission and 13th Street.

    Brick and Mortar Music Hall is a cozy music venue in the Mission with nice decor and even nicer people that run it. We are excited to take over their kitchen and we plan on serving lunch there Monday through Friday in early 2014. Think of it as our permanent pop-up or temporary brick-and-mortar.

    Until then, pull up a little red stool and join us for Vietnamese brunch on the first day of the new year and our new space!

    Valerie, Katie and the Rice Paper Scissors team




    Ham Sui Gok - Fried Mochi Dumplings - 8

    fried mochi dumplings filled with pork and shiitake mushrooms

    Mushroom Pâté Chaud - 6

    puff pastry filled with ground chicken, pate, and wood ear mushrooms

    (+) add a fried egg - 1

    Dry Fried Chicken Wings - 11

    crispy chicken wings served with a lemongrass and chili glaze


    Breakfast Banh Mi - 9

    two fried eggs and cha lua (Vietnamese ham) with housemade pate, mayo, daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

    Vegetarian Breakfast Banh Mi - 9

    two fried eggs with housemade pate, mayo, daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

    Hanoi-Style Beef Pho - 13

    fresh rice noodles in beef broth with hanger steak, shaved onions, cilantro, scallions and limes

    Vegetarian Ca Ri - 13

    Madras yellow coconut curry with market vegetables. served with rice, buttered baby carrots and dill


    Jasmine Tea - 3

    Vietnamese Iced Coffee - 3

    shot of slow dripped Trung Nguyen coffee with condensed milk

    Kumquat Ginger Beer - 3

    housemade ginger beer with candied kumquats. cure for the common hangover.

    Full bar from Brick and Mortar bar - bloody marys and mimosas for all!


  2. Beginning the New Year at Whiz Burgers


    We started 2013 with a New Year’s Day Brunch a new pop-up location: Whiz Burgers, located on 18th and Van Ness.

    For a while this location intrigued us. We weren’t sure who owned it or how to approach them to do a pop-up. Our curiosity pushed us to ask anyway.

    We met John Kim, whose father owns Whiz Burger, one day at the take-out window. John told us that Whiz Burgers has been around since 1955. Twenty years ago, his father owned a liquor store on 14th and saw that Whiz Burgers was for sale — so he bought it. It’s been run by the Kim’s ever since.

    Since Whiz Burgers was closed for New Year’s, the Kim’s allowed us to pop-up in the space for our brunch. “I wanted to support another small business,” John said.

    Thanks to the Kim’s for letting us pop-up and everyone who came out to start 2013 with us!

    And don’t forget to get a fresh banana shake and seasoned fries from the Whiz sometime this year :)





    Photos by Andria Lo
    See full set here
    More photos from Doc Pop here


  3. The Whiz in Analog


    This year, we were lucky enough to have our New Year’s Day Brunch photographed by Doctor Popular.

    He’s a fellow Mission District dweller who does everything from DJing to building LEGO dioramas.

    While hanging out with us, he got behind-the-scene shots inside the Whiz Burgers.

    Using his Minolta SLR and rolls of expired Konica film, he captured the vibes of the iconic burger joint.

    See more photos on Doctor Popular’s website here.