[Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux]
Say hello to Local's Corner (2500 Bryant), the new Mission eatery from owner Yaron Milgrom and chef Jake Des Voignes, best known as the forces behind Local: Mission Eatery. After a few months of convincing neighbors that noise wouldn't be a concern and the food and outdoor seating would be an asset to the area, a loose opening date of early next week is the current plan.
Taking over what was formerly La Placita Market, the team stripped out everything to find some lovely early 20th century details. They salvaged and refurbished the original douglas fir floors and restored the original eye line of windows.
"We tried to keep the period feel," says Des Voignes. The faithfulness extends to touches like hand-printed wallpaper, cast iron ceiling moldings, and cane chairs.
Food-wise, this isn't a scaled-down version of Local: Mission Eatery, he adds, but has its own identity. With no hood, the focus is on a raw bar as well as induction burner cooking. Opening hours will be 8 AM to 2 PM, during which time customers can order European-style brunch, whether that be oysters and wine or quiche and baked egg dishes.
Dinner service, with a premium on raw seafood, shellfish, and cured fish, should follow about three weeks after opening, pending the wine and beer license; hours will be 6-10 PM. There will also be outdoor seating for 16-18.
But that's not all from this crew; the full-service Local Mission Market (2660 Harrison) is still expected to open in the summertime. It'll be stocked full of products from Northern California-based purveyors.
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