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Giordano Bros. Gets Moving on 16th Street

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There was a shred of doubt that Pittsburgh-style sandwich spot Giordano Bros' would seal the deal at Ti Couz's old Mission crib. Now owner Jeff Jordan says all documents have been signed and the wheels are in motion for a soft opening at the end of August. They've already completely removed Ti Couz's old open kitchen, added two 10-person communal tables, seating by the windows and refurbished the original Douglas fir flooring. "This opens up the space tremendously," Jordan says.

On top of that, the Mission address offers much more square footage. The menu will expand to include a few more sandwiches that what's offered in North Beach, homemade chips, pickles and—filling a sorely empty nichepierogies made in-house every day. There will also be 24 beer taps (compared to North Beach's 10), table service for lunch and dinner, and capacity to show seven games simultaneously on the tubes. There's even a brunch menu in-the-works. For a guy that once tried to open up something in Cow Hollow, Jordan sounds particularly pleased things worked out in the Mission. "It reminds me of the Southside in Pittsburgh," he says.

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Giordano Bros.

3108 16th St, San Francisco, CA