Remember the old days of meeting up for brunch, where you could clink bottomless mimosas with your squad and chow down on fat burgers to sop up last night's liquor (and regrets)? Going out to the bars may now be a distant memory, but there's no reason you can't still enjoy a solid weekend brunch.
Better yet, combo said midday meal and drinks with our other favorite weekend pastime: lounging in Dolores Park, in a socially distanced circle, of course. Nearby Cal-American restaurant Son's Addition will bring the picnic to you.
Opened back in 2017 by couple Nick and Anna Cobarruvias—he's the chef (Marlowe), she's front of house (Maverick)—the Mission neighborhood eatery has become known for creative dishes that manage to feel a little fancy but totally approachable. And that's exactly what we want at brunch, right?
(Photography by Sarah Chorey)
Salty-and-sweet is our favorite category at brunch. You won't want to share this perfectly crisp malted waffle with fried chicken, whipped satsuma butter, and syrup.
Currently open for takeout as well as dining on their 24th Street patio Tuesdays through Sundays, Son's Addition is bringing its vibes to Dolores Park with special deliveries on weekends. Simply pick your spot in the park, pull up the restaurant's website, and find your zone on the map. Once you've placed your order, you can sit back and chill—you'll receive text message notifications and a call when they're almost there. Your order will be hand-delivered right to your picnic blanket in about 45 minutes or less.
Expect all the brunch classics: beefy burgers, fried chicken and waffles, and even taco kits to feed a whole household, plus a rosé all day option and cans of beer and cider that come with compostable cups.
"With the outdoors being the best way to keep distances, we thought expanding our 'dining room' to Dolores Park would allow people to enjoy our food while still staying safe," said Anthony Galura, Son's Addition's GM. "We've received so much good feedback so far."
// Son's Addition is open for takeout and patio dining Tuesdays through Sundays at 2990 24th St. (Mission) and via DoorDash. Dolores Park brunch delivery is available noon to 5pm Saturdays and Sundays; order online at sonsaddition.com.