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Ryan Scott's Market & Rye Set To Open Next Week

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Nice move: Ryan Scott changed the name of his new fast casual concept from Please & Thank You to Market & Rye. A new nod to Ryan's knickname, "Rye," and market-fresh vegetables, perhaps? Yes, please—and thank you. Jim Maxwell is officially helping with the design now, and they are dropping "elegant" as a descriptor for the food and the decor. From that little glimpse of the awning there, it is looking very Nantucket prepster, indeed. The first outpost will open in West Portal some time next week, offering 6 pre-made salads sold by the scoop, and a build-your-own salad bar too. (A detailed look at all these salad options awaits after the hop.) Something to keep in mind: there will be four breads made "just for Market & Rye": sourdough, whole wheat with oats and salted rye, of course. Something like the sandwiches and soups people loved back in Scott's Myth Cafe/Top Chef days will also be offered.

Die-hard Ryan Scott groupies and even non-groupies should consider tuning into his new two-hour-long Saturday afternoon slot on KGO radio. This weekend, Top Chef's Carla Hall and Elizabeth Falkner will be on, talking about her new Brooklyn pizza place, no doubt. Then Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food and Wayfare Tavern's Tony Marcell will do a burger "showdown," which will probably be some kind of conversation about burgers. So much Ryan Scott in your future.

And now, the menu:

The Spring Market

Choose from the following seasonal market items:

One Scoop $4 Two Scoops $7.50 Three Scoops $10.50

? Market Cauliflower Salad w/Golden Raisins, Almonds, Curry

? Asparagus Salad w/Olives, Feta, Sherry Vinaigrette

? Wild Mushroom & Couscous Salad w/Pea Tendrils, Parmesan, Lemon Dressing

? Roasted Zucchini Salad w/Cherry Tomatoes, Boccaccini, Mint Vinaigrette

? Grilled Broccoli Salad w/Ricotta, Walnuts, Red Wine Dressing

? Baby Bok Choy Salad w/Edamame, Pea Shoots, Peanuts, Soy-Sesame Emulsion

Market Signature Salads

Wolfgang Salad: Roasted Chicken, Red Cabbage, Romaine, Rainbow Carrots, Toasted Sesame, Mandarin Orange, Almonds, Hot Mustard Soy Vinaigrette $9.95

Johnny’s Spinach Salad: Baby Spinach, Bacon, Red Onion, Egg, Crispy Shallots, Bleu Cheese, Herbed Balsamic Croutons, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette $9.95

Albacore Tuna Salad: English Cucumber, Radish, Egg, Red Onion, Spiced Fingerling Potatoes, Pepperoncini, Herbed Rye Croutons, Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette $10.50

Mediterranean Salad: Arugula, Feta, Niçoise Olives, Hummus, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Grilled Eggplant, Herbed Balsamic Croutons, Creamy Mint Vinaigrette $10.50

Momma Pat’s Chop Salad: Roasted Chicken, Bacon, Romaine, Sharp Cheddar, Cherry Tomatoes, Caramelized Onion, Pepperoncini, Housemade Ranch Dressing $10.50

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[Photo: Nicole Quihuis]

Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street, , CA 94111 (415) 772-9060 Visit Website

Market & Rye

68 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA