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Earthy Lunch Spot Harrow Readies for the FiDi

A new lunch and evening tapas spot called Harrow will be opening up this month in the old Amy's Cafe at 357 Kearny St. (right by Belden Place). The owners are former Tsar Nicolai Caviar exec chef Daniel Hemmingsson and wine industry person Jayne Droese, last seen working at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants. At this point, they're dropping some buzz words and phrases you may have heard before like "seasonal," "frequently changing," and "inspired by the Bay Area's top-notch ingredients." Hemmingsson says the following items will be on his opening menu: a slow-roasted pork sandwich with cracklings and house pickled onions, an herb roasted chicken with a warm bread salad, and sharp cheddar mac and cheese. There will also be lunch-appropriate soups and salads—all dressings, aiolis, marinades and pickled items made in house.

For the decor, expect a 900-square-foot "rustic, farm style" space bedecked with vintage elements and lots of dark wood. And in case you're wondering, a "harrow" is an agricultural tool used to break up and smooth out the surface of soil, often used to smooth out the work of a plow. (In fact, many things about this spot sound like the Dogpatch's very successful Plow.) When Harrow opens, hours shall be Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then whenever the booze license comes through, hours will extend until 8 p.m. and the menu will expand to include happy hour options and "a concise menu of small, shareable, tapas-style plates." More on this as the opening nears later this month.

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357 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA