Brunchtime at Park Tavern and Parada 22


The café at Park Tavern. Photo: ©

Right on time, ~PARK TAVERN~ is launching brunch this weekend, and tablehopper is the first to get a look at chef Jenn Puccio’s killer menu. It has some clever options, like a toast section that includes sourdough rye, smoked salmon, horseradish cream, and cress ($8), or sourdough, Dungeness crab, and Green Goddess ($9); Anson Mills cornmeal pancakes, Meyer lemon curd, and strawberry compote ($10); and heartier dishes like country ham steak and poached farm egg, Savoy cabbage and fingerling potato slaw, grainy mustard, and hollandaise ($17). I laughed over the adult smoothie (banana, bourbon, and coffee, $10), and there are a variety of eye-opener cocktails and pitchers, too. You’ll also find some treats from Starter Bakery, like Breton butter cake. Hours are Sat-Sun 11am-2:30pm, with the bar open all day.

And over in the Upper Haight, a tweet from ~PARADA 22~ announced they are now serving weekend brunch, starting at 9am. The menu includes some eggy basics, plus chorizo and eggs, huevos rancheros, and more (almost everything is under $10).