Tsk/Tsk's run was always a temporary one: owners Justin Lew and Ian Scalzo, formerly of Bourbon and Branch, opened it as an ad-hoc fill-in (complete with Bacon Bacon-supplied food) as they prepared to turn the space into their new cocktail venture, Horsefeather. Tsk/Tsk was originally set to close for those Horsefeather renovations this fall, but according to a rep, it will now likely close on January 1st.
But before it goes offline, Tsk/Tsk will expand its offerings by offering a pop-up within the pop-up: Broderick's, a special gourmet-style brunch that will run on Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Tablehopper first broke the news on Broderick's, which comes from Ryan Chinchilla, a former chef at Foreign Cinema and Spruce.
The six-item menu offers some standard breakfast fare, such as an Indian-spiced eggs Benedict with pecorino mornay and country ham ($12), or soft-cooked eggs with warm chicories, duck bacon, seared duck breast and puffed farro (also $12).
Several $10-12 lunch items are also listed, such as a kale salad with candied walnuts, pears, gingerbread breadcrumbs and fig dressing, chicken nuggets with chipotle ketchup and Thai barbecue sauce, and a cheeseburger.
The brunch menu will run through the end of this year, and perhaps longer, depending on Tsk/Tsk's fate. "We're doing brunch every Saturday forever or until the end of the year," says the bar's Facebook page. "Whichever comes first."
As for Tsk/Tsk, there are rumors of a closing-night New Year's bash; no word yet on when Horsefeather will appear. We'll keep you updated on both counts.