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Sneak Peak: Social Kitchen + Brewery

[Photo: Betsy Kershner]

It's rare that a restaurant opens right on time and is just falling in love with the ABC throughout the whole pre-opening process. So Social's debut, which if it happens any time soon will be three or so months late, is actually just about par for the course. Rich Higgins sent out an email yesterday announcing his hope that the ABC license will arrive this week and today's San Francisco Brewers Guild Gathering, originally intended to coincide with the soft -opening, has been moved to the Alembic in the Haight. Higgins has had extra time to work on the craft beer and food program at Social, and -- good news -- he tells us the five flagship beers are tasting great. Here, we're offering a sneak peek of the ready-to-go interior, including the upstairs brewery and steel tanks, otherwise known as fermenters. We also have a copy of the preliminary vegan- and vegetarian-friendly Menu a la Biere a la Rob Lam of Butterfly. This one is unincumbered by prices.

Social Kitchen & Brewery

Bavarian Cheese Obaster warm rye and sourdough bread, broccoli, cauliflower, apples
Kolsch Mussels grilled bread, pimenton aioli, toasted malt
Kennebec Fries belgian ale and tomato jam
Beer Battered Sweet Potato Tempura sweet and spicy malt vinegar
Bacon Wrapped Date Lollipops roaring 40’s blue cheese, marcona almonds
Spicy Pepper Wings maytag blue cheese, celery hearts, long pepper
Vegan Bean Chili rancho gordo heirloom beans, chard, avocado, mozzarella
Celery Root and Fennel Chowder toasted malt, chive blossom, hop oil

add grilled rock cod, grilled hanger steak, or roasted chicken to any salad $6
Terroir Chopped Salad rotation of the season’s best ingredients, shallot-dijon dressing
Simple Salad happy boy farms greens, roasted beets, goat hill manchego, apple-beer vinaigrette
Beer Lover’s Salad apples and jicama, cowgirl creamery goat cheese, beer nuts, toasted malt, hop essence
Roasted Chicken Salad beer-brined rocky jr. chicken, watercress and grilled bread salad, petaluma creamery quark, soft boiled egg, bacon-dijon dressing
Hanger Steak Cobb Salad grilled hanger steak, happy boy farms little gem salad, house smoked bacon, roaring 40’s blue cheese, poached egg, avocado, cherry toybox tomatoes

choice of fries, salad, or pickled onion and fennel slaw
Mushroom Dip carmelized onions and peppers, smoked mozzarella, pesto, belgian dark ale jus, french roll
Beet Steak Sandwich arugula, burrata, tomato-golden belgian ale jam, multi grain bread
Vietnamese Fried Rock Cod Sandwich cilantro mayo, pickled onion-carrot slaw, french roll
Cheeseburger 1/3 pound of house-ground prather ranch beef, colby cheese, sesame roll
Loco Moco Burger housemade spam, pineapple and tomato relish, mushrooms, two fried eggs, onion ring
add housesmoke bacon, blue cheese, avocado, foraged mushrooms, sunnyside egg $2 each

Halibut spring pea and morel mushrooms, green garlic coulis, truffled chokes
Mushroom and Rye Bread Pudding tarragon cream, asparagus, little gem salad
Prather Ranch Beef Short Rib carbonnade flamande, root veggies, belgian ale braise, puff pastry
Sonoma Liberty Duck Breast sweet potato and duck confit hash, blackberry beer jus, kumquats
Rocky Jr. Chicken anson mills cheese grits, caramelized onion and raisin beer sauce, endive

Tcho Hot Chocolate “Cappucinno” blue bottle espresso, hazelnut foam
Warm Liege Waffles balsamic strawberries, basil chantilly, long pepper chocolate sauce
Sarsaparilla Cream Brulée almond and earl gray tea cookies
Orange and Bobo Float muddled Hamada farms oranges and berries, vainlla citron ice cream
Artisanal Cheese Bruschetta acme bread, roaring 40’s blue cheese, honey comb, plums

At Social Kitchen & Brewery, we are committed to offering a seasonal menu with ingredients sourced locally and sustainably, including breads from Arizmendi Bakery, produce from the Sunday Inner Sunset Farmers Market, wild-caught Pacific fish, and sustainably-raised meats.

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Social Kitchen + Brewery

1326 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA