I walked down Battery St. between Market and California for the first time in a long time this week and noticed two places that we unfamiliar to be and I don't recall seeing discussed on the board (and search came up with nothing, but that doesn't mean it isn't there!).
Bun Heaven is a tiny little corner operation that offers burgers, hot dogs and sausages and steak sandwiches, plus a good assortment of sides and a couple of salads. It smelled really good: that salty-oily french fry smell, but didn't actually see any of the finished products. I guess the "bun heaven" moniker comes from the fact they say the buns are baked specially for them every day. Anyone tried it?
77 Chinese Cuisine and Hawaiian BBQ is in the next block, next to a big Lee's. They have a big steamtable with the Chinese offerings; it appears the Hawaiian offerings (typical Hawaiian BBQ items, served with two scoops of rice and macaroni salad) are made (or at least assembled) to order. Everyone seemed to be eating the Chinese stuff, though. It looked like above-average steamtable food, and they claim they don't use MSG (unlike Lee's Chinese steamtable offerings, which left me with MSG mouth for an entire afternoon the time I tried it).
77 Chinese and Hawaiian BBQ
77 Battery St.
200 Pine St Ste 120, San Francisco, CA 94104