San Francisco's biggest chef-football fan, Michael Mina, is taking his love of the game one step further by turning RN74 into a football-centric restaurant for Super Bowl week.
The restaurant, called "On the Fifty," will be a collaboration with the NFL and NFL Foundation, serving RN74's menu lunch and dinner menus with some "special nods" to football and flavors from NFL cities around the country. Mina is already in deep with the NFL, hosting his epic tailgates with big-name chefs at 49er home games, and running Bourbon Steak Santa Clara. That connection, plus RN74's close proximity to the exhausting sounding "Super Bowl City" that will take over downtown, make it a no-brainer for Mina's empire building Mina Group. This is the second year that the NFL has dabbled in the food and beverage industry, following last year's "Forty Ate" restaurant from fellow prolific restaurateur Danny Meyer.
The week-long pop-up is also a charity event, and as such will feature NFL players lurking in the dining room for autographs and memorabilia up for auction. For those San Franciscans who haven't fled the city by then, the restaurant will run from Monday, February 1 through Game Day on Sunday, February 7. Stay tuned for more details.