Foxsister, a new Korean bar and restaurant that’s among Eater’s most highly anticipated for the fall, has set its sights on a September 20th opening. The Mission newcomer is going in at 3161 24th Street (between Shotwell and South Van Ness in the former Montella Pizzeria space) and bringing food inspired by Anju, or Korean drinking snacks, to the party.
Update 10/4: Foxsisters opening was delayed until October 9.
The menu, below, includes items meant for sharing, like Dungeness crab noodles, beef brisket bulgogi, and fried chicken that’s available in quantities from “some chicken” to “a lot of chicken.” To get the flavors right, the chef is busy fermenting ingredients like spicy miso paste (saam jang).
“I really want Foxsister to be a rambunctious neighborhood bar and restaurant offering great food, drinks and music,” chef/owner Brandon Kirksey, whose partner is Kristina Farino, told Eater this summer.
Kirksey was most recently chef de cuisine at the Slanted Door, and before that, ran Seattle’s James Beard Award-Nominated Korean steakhouse Girin. San Francisco is where he started his career, at Jardiniere in Hayes Valley. (Incidentally, Jardiniere celebrates its many impressive restaurant industry alumni at a 20th anniversary this month). Kirksey has also cooked at Flour + Water, and that restaurant’s partner, David Steele, consulted on Foxsister.
The new restaurant’s space is coming together, with an added bar area, a large wheatpaste collage from Seattle artist Cheyenne Randall, and more touches like string lights on the way. Music will contribute to the atmosphere, and Kirksey plans to host rotating DJs to set the mood.
When it opens, Foxsister’s hours will 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with walk-ins available and reservations made through Reserve.
Take a look at the menu below, and stay tuned for more details as this pup approaches.