[Photo: Ken Lund/Flickr]
The Twitter building is shaping up to be quite the food destination, as first tenant Bon Marche (from the AQ/TBD folks) has been joined in recent months by announcements of bar-restaurant Dirty Water, a grocery store from the Small Foods folks, and a brick-and-mortar for Azalina's Malaysian (those last two are actually part of a larger space called Market on Market—more on that in a sec). But one project has remained somewhat mysterious: the planned Cadillac Bar & Grill, a revival of a Mexican restaurant that's been closed since 1999. Inside Scoop got the details from owner Michael Rodriguez, who's ready to revisit the concept 15 years after the last fajita was served.
The plan is for the revived Cadillac to occupy a huge, 8,000-square-foot space, including a 50-foot bar pouring margaritas and the like. Family-style taco and fajita plates will dominate the menu (half of which will date to the original incarnation, and half of which will be updated for modern tastes), and a mesquite-fired grill will be in action. With a big patio, mariachis roaming the room, and tables designed for groups, it's definitely meant to be a party atmosphere, in line with that of the original (which lasted for 17 years before meeting its end in the Moscone Center expansion and redevelopment). It's set to reopen sometime this fall.
Meanwhile, the previously announced Azalina's Malaysian brick-and-mortar is actually intended to be part of a larger project called Market on Market, which will be situated somewhere between a food court and a grocery store, along the lines of the Ferry Building. The Small Foods team, Bruce Slesinger and Tom Collom, are behind the project, and they've signed on outposts of Blue Bottle, chocolatier Nuubia, Project Juice, and Marin-based body care company EO Products. The grocery store will have a built-in sushi and oyster bar from Ichi Sushi chef Tadashi Maki, a cafe-wine bar from pastry chef Eleanor McSherry (Hapax Bread), and a "tapas bar" serving charcuterie and sandwiches. To top it off, one space in the building remains yet to be claimed, so expect another big announcement shortly. Although considering that Twitter provides their employees with awesome free lunches, we'll confess curiosity as to who's actually intended to be eating at all these places.
· Cadillac Bar & Grill coming back to San Francisco [Inside Scoop]
· Twitter drawing a flock of restaurateurs to Mid-Market [Chron]
· Dirty Water to Open in Twitter Building [~ ESF ~]