[Photo: Naseema Khan]
Well look at the changes that have taken hold at the Hog & Rocks space since we last spoke. The first ever ham and oyster bar
in San Francisco has turned out to be an 86-seat masculine boite, balancing candy-apple-colored chairs and cool slate walls in an Adamson-Molina design. Chef partner Scott Youkilis has brought on Ray England as chef de cuisine and Dave Esler as partner...because you can never have too many of those. The classic cocktails on which Tres Agaves' Eric Rubin and GM Christine D’Abrosca consulted will comprise a refreshingly low price tag (still TBD), slapped on classics like the Vesper; made from gin, vodka and Lillet. Alcademics has the full list. And if you purchase a hurricane, $1 from the sale will be donated to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. Not pictured here: a 16-seat outdoor patio to open mid-July.
The hog and the rocks won't be available until Sunday at 3 p.m.; but you can sink your teeth into the preliminary menu for now. [Update: The cocktail menu has been finalized since our post and prices start at $7; so the Alcademics menu linked above is probably close to accurate, pricewise. ]