Here's the latest in SF food news. In this edition, a reservations-only bar re-opens in the Mission, a café debuts in the Outer Sunset, and SoMa-based, Detroit-style pizzeria offers new lunch hours and menu items.
Over Proof (3174 16th St.)
Over Proof will soon be re-born in the Mission — its opening date is October 30.
The bar originally debuted in 2017, serving revolving spirits (rum, whiskey, gin and sherry, mezcal and tequila) as well as a ticketed, themed five-course menu of cocktail and food pairings. It then closed in 2018.
Its owners say they are now ready to re-set and re-configure the space into a permanent concept, offering cocktail tasting menus, rare spirits and a variety of fresh seafood.
It's a loft-like, intimate space that holds just 18 seats and can only be entered from a staircase near ABV’s kitchen.
Co-owner Ryan Fitzgerald said that he and his team are excited to offer the new iteration of their upscale but welcoming bar to the Mission, where people can relax and enjoy ambitious cocktails with some refined dishes.
“It’s our creative space where we can offer unique drinks that wouldn’t be possible for us to make at ABV, along with rare booze we’ve hoarded over the years, and some serious wine that we’ve purposely underpriced,” said Fitzgerald.
The menu will feature a variety of wines and cocktails available in tasting menus, flights, or a la carte:
Tasting menus ($40/$75) will involve three or six drinks, including the McSwizzle (coconut infused McCarthy’s single malt, pineapple syrup, lime) and a Not THAT Celery Drink (apple brandy, gin, celery shrub, hopped soda);
Cocktail flights ($25-35) will include drinks like a Rum Trifeca (ti, milk, Planter’s) and a 50/50 with bourbon, rum, and tequila mixed with equal parts vermouth.
Drinks available a la carte ($18-22) will include Over Proof’s original spins on the classics, including Rob Roy (Nikka whiskey from the barrel or Kilkerran single malt, Barolo chinato, bitter orange), Margarita (tortilla and corn mezcal, lime, curacao), and Martini (Nikka gin, apricot liqueur, habanero, shiso).
For food, seafood-focused dishes (created by chefs Collin Hilton and Nick Salazar) will include oysters (MP) with chile de agua mignonette, chawanmushi (Santa Barbara uni, salmon roe, oxalis, $14) and other dishes like grilled lamb ribs (recado blanco, charred brussels, herbs, $26).
It will also offer caviar service — three tiers by the ounce that include American wild paddlefish ($25), California Estate white sturgeon ($45), and California Reserve white sturgeon ($65) – or a flight of three by the half ounce ($75).
Over Proof will be open four nights per week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and reservations can be made from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on its website.
Boavida (3560 Taraval St.)
Boavida café and market recently opened at 3560 Taraval St. (at 46th Ave), Tablehopper reports. The Ocean Beach-based eatery is a creation of Andrea de Francisco, the previous owner of Portuguese-focused Café St. Jorge in Bernal Heights.
The eatery serves healthy California style food, with menu items such as smoothies, breakfast bowls, sandwiches and salads, as well as grab-and-go it for for beach-goers.
It also offers house-baked pastries, including traditional Portuguese items and vegan options, and coffee from Pacifica's Craftsman Coffee.
Boavida is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Square Pie Guys (1077 Mission St.)
The pizzeria that specializes in Detroit-style pizza will serve lunch items such as a new Calabrese hot chicken sandwich (East Coast style chicken cutlet, Calabrian chile oil & herbs, spicy mayo and pickled peppers on brioche), a Papa Boach salad (roasted kabocha squash, marinated cauliflower, arugula, green olives and a red curry coconut vinaigrette), and the Square-Waiian pizza (sliced ham, pickled red onion & jalapeno, pineapple).
It will also feature a new menu format during the afternoons, offering a selection of five different personal pizzas per day, with one rotating daily. The restaurant owners say the new arrangement might make its way to the dinner menu as well.
Co-owners Marc Schechter and Danny Stoller have also announced a new off-premise booze program offering pre-packaged beer and wine sold to-go.
Stoller said they also plan to work with some third-party partners to expand their in-house catering program.
"We think it's an important part of our desire to be a restaurant serving our neighbors, as well as a modern restaurant focused on convenience in dining, online ordering, take out and delivery via third-party partners," Stoller said.
Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and they'll be open on Saturdays at 4 p.m.
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