The Planning Department has approved the permit for a 2200-square-foot full-service restaurant in this building you see here on the corner of Haight and Clayton. It's owned by Sam Sirhed, whose tenants include Kasa (Castro), Noe Valley's Savor and multitudinous other food-and-bev businesses around the city. Sirhed is in the process of moving his Soul Patch tattoo parlor to the storefront on the left so that the new restaurant can inhabit the corner slot and the adjacent Offbeat jewelry store some time in the first quarter of 2011. The working name for the joint right now is Mama's Kitchen although Mama's Burgers is also under consideration.
Sirhed wants something "classy, elegant and not expensive" here. Judging from the reception The Alemic and Magnolia have in the Upper Haight, something along those lines will be well-received. And he's going to build out a heated sidewalk space and a patio to help make it all possible. As of now, Sirhed's proposal specifies hours of 7 a.m. to midnight and the following: "breakfast omelets and pancakes, soups and salads, burgers and pizzas, smoothies and coffees, and a variety of cold beverages." He told Eater operatives, he's very much into the idea of well-sourced burgers. Sirhad is currently looking for someone quite experienced to help with the concept. So interested parties should apply asap.
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