An exterior rendering of 450 Hayes Street. Rendering courtesy of DDG Partners.
Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos of Three Babes Bakeshop. Photo courtesy of Three Babes Bakeshop.
The 450 Hayes development has signed on a restaurant concept from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group, which also operates Super Duper Burgers, Belga, Beretta, Lolinda, Starbelly, and Uno Dos Tacos. The space is in the construction project next to Flipper’s Burgers, and the restaurant will be moving into the ground floor. There’s no word currently on what it will be, but a press release drops some hints, including that it will be an entirely new concept for the group—and for the neighborhood. Paganini says the project will be approachable and affordable. “We’ve heard from the neighborhood that there needs to be a casual, affordable neighborhood restaurant that makes just as much sense to visit on a Monday or Tuesday as it does on a Friday or Saturday,” he says. Construction on the building is scheduled for completion in early winter of 2016. 450 Hayes St. at Octavia.
Fans of banana cream pie and empanadas will want to tune in to this news. You may have noticed the Three Babes Bakeshop ladies at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8am-2pm, but now they’re going to be opening a kiosk inside the ~FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE~! What this means is that they’ll be able to serve their pies by the slice or whole pie, and you’ll be able to order cream pies, too, since they’ll have some refrigeration, plus pick up some pie-related baked goods, like their pie cookies. They are moving into the El Porteño space and hope to open in mid-October. In the meantime, don’t miss the babes this weekend at the SF Street Food Fest: they’ll be serving banana cream pie, peach shortcake, and pie cookies!
Meanwhile, ~EL PORTEÑO~ is moving into a larger space in the Ferry Building Marketplace: what used to be Kingdom of Herbs, across from Cowgirl Creamery’s Sidekick. So Argentines, don’t cry, you’ll still be able to get Joey Ahearne’s beautifully buttery empanadas and alfajores, and he’ll also be able to start offering milanesa sandwiches, soups, facturas (Argentine pastries), and yerba maté drinks. It’s a win-win for all.