Inside West Portal's Market & Rye. [Photo: Molly Decoudreaux]
After a little over two years in its West Portal location, Ryan Scott's Market & Rye has shuttered as he seeks to devote more time to Market & Rye's second location in Potrero Hill and its next-door expansion. A busy schedule of celebrity-chef appearances and an impending wedding were contributing factors in Scott's decision, and the original Market & Rye closed its doors for good yesterday.
Inside Scoop brought word of the closure, and also of what's next for the space: it'll be a burger joint from Sean Patrick and Jorge Ortigas of Cisco Food Systems. Called Calibur, the new spot will be redesigned as a '50s diner, and is aiming for a mid-August debut for its menu of organic burgers, Three Twins milkshakes and fries cooked in beef tallow.
Meanwhile, Scott is shifting his focus to the space next door to the Potrero Hill Market & Rye, which will be a nighttime complement to the breakfast and lunch fare on the other side. Called Mason, the new spot in the former Mojo Kitchen will be an American-style bistro that's open late (until 11 pm or midnight), complete with a pizza oven that's been around since the space's Pizza Nostra days. Small plates will be the focus, with a sampling of dishes like snap-pea salad, deviled eggs with bacon, smoked short ribs and, of course, pizzas. Nothing will be over $19. Look for a beverage program headed up by Gregory Condes (formerly of Gary Danko), and desserts from Luis Villavelasquez of Les Éléments Patisserie.
If all goes according to plan, look for Mason to debut in late July. We'll keep you posted with updates.
· Calibur will replace the West Portal Market & Rye [Inside Scoop]
· West Portal's Market & Rye closing to make time for Mason [Inside Scoop]
· Market & Rye, Now Open in West Portal [~ ESF ~]