Thursday, August 2, 2007

DOGPATCH: not so patchy anymore.

The SF Chronicle reports that the Slow Club will be taking over 2495 Third St., the space formally housing the Third Street Cafe.

Owner Erin Rooney got the keys to the space — it formerly housed the Third Street Cafe — just last week. She’s hoping for a Sept. 1 opening.

Slow Club chef Chris Kronner, a 2007 Chronicle Rising Star chef, will oversee the menu at the new location.

“It will be the same Slow Club style,'’ says Rooney. That means stylish California/American comfort food on a daily changing menu, with ingredients sourced directly from local ranches and farmers.

In the meantime, she says, there’s some remodeling to do. Eric Heid, who designed Range, Spork and Citizen Cake, is in charge of creating a look that takes advantage of the 18-foot ceilings and exposed brick walls. When the remodel is complete, the restaurant — which is still unnamed — will have 50 seats, about the same as Slow Club.

“We’ve been looking in Dogpatch for two years,'’ Rooney says. “It’s a very comfortable move for us because the neighborhood feels similar to the Slow Club neighborhood'’ — with a mix of artists’ and designers’ lofts, light industry and some residential buildings.

The folks at Tablehopper are also reporting that:

The A16 folks are currently incubating a concept that they hope to launch next year in the Esprit Park complex, a project from developer Build Inc. at 900 Minnesota. The concept is still quite up in the air (like which region they even want to focus on—I cast my vote for Calabria) and they are working out preliminary permitting matters, so stand by for more later.

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