Finn Town has a new menu in the post-Ryan Scott era
Though chef Ryan Scott is no longer in the picture, Finn Town continues to hum along in the Castro, offering a pub-like atmosphere and comfort food classics (as well as an epic transformation into “Club Finn ” for Pride). Now chef Steve Dustin, former director of culinary operations for Big Night Restaurant Group (Park Tavern, Marlowe), is putting his own stamp on the menu, adding dishes like seared squid with pancetta, olives, fingerling potatos, and aioli, and country fried pork with parsnip puree. Fans of Finn Town’s burger will be pleased to see that it remains, alongside a quinoa burger, and a tuna steak burger. There’s also a new weekday happy hour, starting Monday, July 10, with snacks like deviled eggs, and drinks specials that include $9 Tito’s Vodka drinks, $5 beers, and $7 wines.
Doc’s Clock has a a new sign at its new home
After losing the battle to keep it’s iconic sign, Mission dive Doc’s Clock has a new version up at its new location. The bar was forced to relocate when landlord Leticia Luna refused to renew its lease, despite designation as a legacy business. Doc’s has been upbeat about the whole thing, telling Eater .”It won't be the same, but we are staying upbeat about this whole move. Change can be very positive.”
Frozen Kuhsterd is getting a brick-and-mortar location
Now that Frozen Kuhsterd is making Instagrammers go bonkers for its sassy cones they’re making even bigger waves with a new location on Haight Street. Hoodline reports that the makers of “West Coast-style” Kuhsterd have procured the former P-Kok space, but don’t have a timeline nailed down yet. In the meantime, head over to their pop-up at Trademark and Copyright for a taste of flavors like Thai tea rum and black vanilla.
Gott’s Ferry Building location has dipped cones
The ice cream beat in San Francisco is picking up speed, as Gott’s adds new dipped cone flavors to the menu. The soft serve flavors come from a variety of dairy purveyors, including Cloud Top Frozen Yogurt’s original tart, Straus’ vanilla and Dutch chocolate, and Double 8 Dairy’s fior di latte, coffee, and salted caramel. Get ‘em dipped in chocolate, peanut butter, cherry, and blue raspberry, and then topped with mochi, sprinkles, and more.
Linea Caffe is now available at La Boulangerie de San Francisco
The coffee roaster, which has a cute and tiny location in the Mission, will now provide all the espresso, drip, and decaffeinated coffees for La Boulangerie de San Francisco’s six locations around town, as well as its three upcoming locations in the Mission, Montgomery Street, and in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood. Founded by former Intelligentsia roaster Andrew Barnett, Linea has had a quick rise to popularity since it opened in 2013 with direct trade coffee from Brazil.
Oprah just can’t get enough Bay Area carbs
The media maven, a professed lover of Model Bakery’s fluffy English muffins, is onto a new Bay Area treat. Her new fave is the “pocket pie” from Mamie’s Pies, which are made by a San Rafael woman using her grandma’s recipe and shipped frozen. Apparently she started the business after the apple pie she made for her daughter’s school dance was a huge hit. Now that Oprah has spread the word in the August issue of O Magazine, it’s game on. Hope you’re ready, adorable pie company.