anchor & hope
Here's the good news—the team behind Town Hall, Salt House and Anchor & Hope (brothers Mitch and Steve Rosenthal and Doug Washington) is opening a new restuarant. The bad news? The new restaurant, Irving Street Kitchen, is in Portland, Oregon. Like their restaurants here in San Francisco, Irving Street is housed within a historic building in the Pearl district, amidst many other repurposed warehouses—the construction photos above reveal a very familiar landscape. Not that there's anything wrong with that—the three restaurants they own now have been huge hits here in San Francisco, and we're betting they'll do just as well up North.
Anchor & Hope might look the same, but the restaurant has recently upped the pleasure of drinking there completely by instituting a happy hour, which focuses on a greatly upgraded beer selection (from just a handful of beers on tap to, now, 16). To top this off, the current bottle list features over 65 choices. And all these beers make the delicious happy hour noshes go down easily.