Here's the latest in SF food news. In this edition, a restaurant in Cow Hollow expands its hours to offer brunch and happy hour, a Mission-based bar launches a college-themed menu and a longtime Ferry Building Mexican restaurant shutters.
The Greenwich (3154 Fillmore St.)
The Greenwich in Cow Hollow has extended its hours to offer brunch and happy hour service.
The restaurant, which opened in October 2019, is the newest outing from Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio, who also own Park Tavern, Marlowe, The Cavalier and Leo's Oyster Bar. (It operated as Cow Marlowe from November 2018 to last August, then received a makeover and name change.)
Some of the Greenwich's brunch items ($12 – $25), come directly from its sister restaurants, including Park Tavern’s buttermilk pancakes (served at the Greenwich with crumbled bacon bits on top) and Marlowe’s French toast soldiers, smoked salmon bagel board, avocado toast and veggie scramble. For those who like to imbibe at brunch, there are boody Marys and make-your-own mimosas.
Given its location, the Greenwich also has some kid-friendly options, like grilled cheese, chicken nuggets and the Lil' Leo burger.
After brunch, the restaurant is also operating a weekend happy hour from 2:30-6 p.m., with oysters ($1.50 each), shrimp cocktail (5 pieces for $14), Greenwich fries served with ranch ($6). Wine by the glass is $8, sparkling wine is $10 and draft beer is $5.
The full brunch and happy hour menus can be viewed here.
Trick Dog (3010 20th St.)
Every six months, Mission bar Trick Dog debuts a new cocktail menu centered around a different theme. The latest, its 15th, is college-themed: an "admissions brochure" for Trick Dog University.
According to the Chronicle, the name is fitting: last year, The Bon Vivants (Trick Dog's ownership group) started a scholarship fund with ScholarMatch, an organization that helps first-generation students pay for college.
The Bon Vivants Fund is dedicated specifically to helping the children of restaurant and bar workers, aiming to contribute $150,000 to five students over the next five years.
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Trick Dog Menu No. 15 - Trick Dog University. Find Your Passion. As we move into the second year since founding The Bon Vivants Scholarship at ScholarMatch, it is only fitting that our next menu is playfully inspired by the path to college. The Trick Dog University menu is of course for sale along with our custom Trick Dog x Luvhaus ceramic mugs which in addition to other BVHospitality initiatives, helps to fund the Scholarship. The Bon Vivants Scholarship aids ScholarMatch students who are the children of hospitality workers and who are the first in their family to college. You can learn more about The Bon Vivants Scholarship, ScholarMatch, and make tax deductible donations directly at www.scholarmatch.org/bonvivants. See you at the bar!
Drinks run $15 a pop and are named after various college courses, such as Creative Writing (rum, cranberry and Coke) and Political Science (mezcal, carrot and lime). There are also low-ABV and non-alcoholic options.
Customers can purchase the brochure/menu for $25, with proceeds donated to the scholarship fund. Or for those so inclined, there's also an option to donate directly to the fund.
For the full menu, see here.
Mijita Cocina Mexicana (One Ferry Building #44)
Last week, Mijita Cocina Mexicana shuttered after 15 years at the Ferry Building.
The fast-casual Mexican eatery was owned by celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins, who also shut down her 20-year-old flagship restaurant, Hayes Valley's Jardiniere, last year.
Des Jardins told the Chronicle that her lease was up, and she didn't want to pay what she assumed would be significantly higher rents.
Mijita also had a second location at Oracle Park, which closed in 2015 to make way for an expanded Giants merchandise shop.
"We thank you for your support and patronage over these past 15 years," a note in Mijita's window reads. "We will miss being in the Ferry Building and all our wonderful guests.”
Des Jardins continues to operate two Presidio restaurants, The Commissary and Arguello, and has ongoing partnerships with Oracle Park's Public House and Dogpatch events space/weekday bar School Night.
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