The former Lombard Street home of La Barca is transforming into Stock In Trade, and today there are more details to share about the design and menu as the team works towards an opening in late September. The ceiling and all dividing walls within the space have been ripped out, revealing an original sloped ceiling that peaks at 18 feet. A predominant 25-seat, U-shaped, red-stained-wood bar will take center stage, and designer Gi Paoletti is working towards a gender-neutral design, overall: "The owners' other bars are more masculine," says Paoletti. "But they want Stock In Trade to be a tavern girls will love."
Upholstered banquettes, wainscoting, and large blue-tiled accent walls will join alternating sconces and round mirrors hanging from chunky chains in the dining area. La Barca's large terra cotta tiled floors will stay, while extra men's and women's bathrooms are being added, each appropriately themed out with plaid or white-on-white floral wallpaper, respectively.
Now, since the "American tavern" menu theme can be a little vague, chef Jake Kwan-Rosenbush passes on a few items and preliminary pricing to give an idea where the food program is headed:
Dungeness Crab & Bay Shrimp Louie Crostini - Tomato, Egg, Scallion $8
Fritto Misto - Artichoke Hearts, Maitake Mushrooms, Lemon, Fresno Chili Aioli $7
Stock in Trade Poutine - House Kennebec Fries, Cheese Curds, Crispy Bacon, Brown Chicken Gravy $9
Smoked Beef Brisket Sliders - Hawaiian Sweet Roll, Pickled Onion & Cucumber, Barbecue Aioli $11
Super Carny Funnel Cake - Strawberry Compote, Tons of Powdered Sugar $7
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