When one hears of the mission behind The Perennial—essentially to be The Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World—it’s easy to write it off as the kind of startup hyperbole that's become so prevalent in San Francisco. Seriously, if we had a dollar for every industrious foodie or techie who swears her idea will change the world, we could buy stock in Apple and move to Hawaii. But skeptics as we are, we love to root for our home team. And the folks at The Perennial seem to have the stuff to pull it off.
The luxification of Mid-Market continues today with the opening of Cadence, the swank new sister restaurant to neighboring cocktail and jazz bar, Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio. The two venues, from Maven partner Jay Bordeleau, join neighborhood culinary pioneers Alta CA, Bon Marche, and Dirty Water.
Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.
Mid-Market continues to get a much-needed makeover as part of the second annual The Windows project, an extension of the ARTery initiative aimed at revitalizing SF's Central Market corridor. Top architecture, fashion, and design firms—including Gensler, HOK, SFMOMA, Studios Architecture, Hooks ASD, ALR, IA, Arcanum Architecture, and Destination Art—tricked out storefronts between 5th and 9th streets, which were revealed in a tour by the local chapter of the International Interior Design Association on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Hitting a sausage place at the intersection of Market and Sixth to kick off the weekend doesn't exactly sound like the greatest idea. But how about a quick breakfast, devoid of tiresome lines, straight from the perfectionists behind Foreign Cinema's cult-followed brunch? Genius, right?
In January of this year, Foreign Cinema's Gayle Pirie and John Clark started serving morning meals at their two-year old mid-Market "sausage emporium," Show Dogs. And if the steady stream of weekend patrons filing through this past Saturday means anything at all, it was a very good idea. Breakfast is served every morning now, starting at 8 a.m. on the weekdays and at at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.